@goodguy713 I don't know, i didn't even think it was possible to upgrade his Alienware laptop but he did, now he's having alot of issues. When he gets off work i'm gonna have to ask him for the full specs. All i know is that he has an i7 turbo with 6gb of RAM, his old GPU was a GTX 260. I have been on to him about the heating, he said he doesn't really know what he's reading so i'm gonna have to look at it for him.
@iceclock I'm sure it's compatible, he was getting help from some tech review guys online, they were the ones that sold him the graphics card. I believe he bought from them through ebay. Also i'm 90% sure that it's an overheating issue. The other 10% is that it might be that he installed it wrong. But i don't know how that would happen since he used a step by step video to help him install it.