We received this X51 a few days ago and can't seem to get the lighting to change colors. We tried to do what is prompted by enabling the fx device and restarting but no luck. Any advice?
How sure are you that you are doing it right? Did you try just right clicking the taskbar icon and doing a quick change?
Area-51 Cosmic Black/Windows 8 64-bit Pro/BIOS A11Intel Core i7-980x Extreme Edition @ 4.0 ghz/Intel 160gb X-25M SSD Raid-06GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder
We tried that also but no luck.
Go to this link and follow the directions for testing the AlienFX lights http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=04&docid=536384
Uninstall FX and reinstall, reboot and try again.
My Alienware x51 - Core i7 2600, EVGA GTX 660Ti, 8GB RAM, Crucial m4 256GB SSD (replaces HDD for better cooling)