Re: Are there any GPU/CPU(temperature/memory) installed or compatible with Alienware M17x laptop?
You didn't actually say what kind of software you want. From reading your post, though, it seems like you're interested in temperature monitoring and possibly fan control. No such software is included in Win7. You have to obtain a 3rd party program. I use SpeedFan (which is freeware), but there are others.
CPU, GPU and memory all get much hotter when they're used intensively. 3D graphics makes the GPU get much hotter than 2D graphics, since so much more of the GPU's circuitry is used.