Originally Posted by kahloq
You really didnt need to do that. I have an Alienware as well and it also has the 420 watt PSU(18a on the +12). I have a 6800 Ultra and have been able to OC it to 454 core and 1280 memory with absolutely no problems. I also have 4 hardrives, 2 optical drives, 8 case fans(including a vantec dual fan pci card), cathode lighting, etc.
How old is your Alienware? I have the predator case. Both that and the previous tower cases Alienware used are ATX. The Predator is just the same case as the previous one with a new face lift overtop.
My Alienware is 5 years old
It has a 300 Watt power supply with the 12V rail giving 15A.
It was the first Pentium 4 with Williamette i850 chipset.
I upgraded from the 1.5 gig to a new 3 gig on a 400Mhz bus.
( Just got a new processor with adapter from http://www.powerleap.com
Do you think I could have run the PNY 6800 ULTRA with my current power supply?