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Hi!

I'm about to receive my hd6870 and, of course, I want to overclock it. But that made me think: what if I have a problem with it?
So the brand of my hd6870 is Sapphire and I would like to know what's their warranty support for overclocked gpus, what can I do without breaking the limitations, what's your experience with the brand, etc.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12
RMA's cost 15$ and require going through another company.
post #3 of 12
The warranty requires a receipt from a authorized retailer. When you do overclock it and something goes wrong just don't tell them. My Sapphire card has been GREAT so far.
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post #4 of 12
If you were to ask this on their forums they'd tell you OCing the card would void warranty.

Here's the deal:

They have no idea if you did, and so long as the card is physically in good shape they'll RMA it none the wiser.
(Same would go for replacing TIM, an aftermarket cooler or BIOS flash etc - just need to restore everything to factory if you send it back).

So go ahead and clock the snot out of your card; you'll be covered under their 2-year warranty unless you return it with a confession note
Edited by candy_van - 5/12/11 at 3:13pm
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Thanks guys! So:
1- do whatever I want
2- burn the card down with extreme clocks
3- no confession note

Seems great for us overclockers!
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauerkraut View Post
RMA's cost 15$ and require going through another company.
Only if you lose the receipt.

I havent paid anything for my rma's
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Only if you lose the receipt.

I havent paid anything for my rma's
Correct - make sure you save a copy of the invoice from your purchase if you need to RMA.
If that's done they all you'd need to do is pay for shipping to them.

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Thanks guys! So:
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2- burn the card down with extreme clocks
3- no confession note

Seems great for us overclockers!
LOL yep that's pretty much it
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By the way, what will be the max safe voltage and what clocks should I expect?
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1.287 is considered safe

1.3 is as high as my card goes.

Most 6870s can get 1000mhz, or really close to that.
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1.3v is safe for 24/7? Because I fold as much as I can
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