Firstly, I would definitely ask to speak to someone who knows what they're talking about at AW. There are definitely vid card upgrade options for the 7700. Many, many here seem to have done it already. Don't take no for an answer. It really is one of the selling points of Alienware that they are upgrade friendly!I also got a free mobo upgrade...though I had to wait for my original one to implode!
Luckily I've already got the 220W power supply. Now I just need to come up witht he cash to get the damn vid card!!
Secondly, Tokamak...just noticed the date of your upgrade:Video Card:
Area-51m 7700 NVIDIA GeForce™ 7900 GTX Go with 256MB of DDR3 memory - (Upgraded from 6800 Go DDR2 on 6/6/06)
Seems appropriate if, like me, you refer to your 7700 as The Beast!
And as for OCing. I've been looking here and elsewhere and noticed that the default speeds for my 6800 go (250/600) seem very low compared to that of other systems...strange as I'd expected my AW system to be fully supercharged for gaming! Annoying really. I'll get in touch re: your OC tips.