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ASUS Smart Doctor - Void Warranty?

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I have a ASUS GTX 480 on the way to replace my 5870. Just wanted to check before I do it that if I increase the voltage with ASUS' own software, then my warranty would not be void?

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No, it's actually encouraged by ASUS.
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Nope, it's fully supported under warranty. Flashing your bios technically isn't, but if the card dies they'll never be able to tell you changed the bios anyways.
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Ah cool, I will give it a go when I get the card
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post #5 of 9
Well if your card burns don't tell them you oced it lol...and don't flash the bios. GTX 480s are already super hot, watch out for those temps.
post #6 of 9
Even if it wasn't officially supported, overclocking and overvolting through an app in Windows like SD is strictly driver-level overclocking. Ergo, if you remove the card from your machine, it's no longer overclocked or overvolted. Therefore, they'll never know that you overvolted it anyways.

Modding or changing the bios is more risky though, because if the card happens to die with the modded bios on it, such that you can't flash back to the original bios, there exists *some* possibility that Asus would still be able to get into the bios on the card and determine it's been modified. Not saying they *will* do this, but if they did, they could refuse RMA because modding the bios pretty universally voids warranty.

All told though that's a very unlikely collection of circumstances, so ... unless it would like ruin you financially if you couldn't RMA a dead card, I wouldn't worry about modding the bios if there was some compelling reason to do so
    
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post #7 of 9
Asus doesn't void the warranty because of overclocking.
But any physical change or bios change will.
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post #8 of 9
They say "50% increase in power through overclocking" so overclocking won't void ASUS warranty... love ASUS..
post #9 of 9
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I won't be flashing the bios just ocing with SD. Just got the 480 today so will install it tonight got AIDA (Everest) whatever it's now called so can monitor the temps closely on my 2nd screen.

Haven't been able to oc my 5870 recently because of the flicking issue with 2 screens with the AMD drivers.
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