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That's not legal in the USA. Changing coolers doesn't void warranties necessarily. To void a warranty they have to show that the act of whatever caused the failure.

You're analogy about the engine replacement is a ruse. The act of changing the cooler doesn't void the warranty just like changing the engine does not void the tranny warranty.
Exactly. And added heat sinks to sometihng (which VRMs when get too hot can and will fail) doesn't neccessarily void the warranty either.
 
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I clicked the thread thinking how the hell do you blow up Team Fortress 2?

Defective crap gets sent out unfortunately, unless this keeps happening I don't think it warrants never buying from them again.
Same here, I was like, how the balls do you blow up Team Fortress 2?

Yeah, what derp said, stuff happens, you probably just got a bad card
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Same here, I was like, how the balls do you blow up Team Fortress 2?

Yeah, what derp said, stuff happens, you probably just got a bad card
MSI has a bad track record with these TF cards. Every week it seems like there's some problem with a bad TF2/3 Radeon. And then my own SLI 580 TF2/OC's can't even run at the advertised stock settings.

The the first thing MSI tells you on their forums is to up the voltage or update to the new bios that raises the voltage, and obviously there is no impact on warranty.
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So Xeb, how many cards have you had in your possession and "broke"?
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So Xeb, how many cards have you had in your possession and "broke"?
Lets see....

PSU died and took my CPU, GPU, mobo, and itself - 1 - 4850
Had an unfortunate accident - 2 - 4850
overclocked to death - 3 - 4770
Drop a screw onto it - 4 - X300
VRM failed and caught fire when gaming - 5 - GTX 260
Bricked thanks to a bad bios flash -6- 5770
Just blew up -7- MSI 560 Ti TF 2

7 cards????
 
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Bottom line, you took a card out of specification and now it's broken.
Yes it sucks and yes it could be your fault.
Now you have a new card and you like it.

I guess just consider this another "experience".
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But this my point. Everyone else with this card here on OCN hit 1000 core while me, the damn thing dies just because it is there for 15 minutes or so and then runs at stock... e-e

Anyways I am happier overall with my new card

Besides I take things out of spec all the time. It is what I do and also the motto of OCN.
 
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This just in: some graphics cards are defective.

To say a company makes nothing but bad products [like some people in this thread are] because of something as extremely anecdotal as a single forum poster who had a bad card is inane.


OT: my card is stable at 990 core on stock volts. Sorry to hear about your issue.
    
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xeb be carefull with ur gigabyte mine lasted me 4months before artifacts and constant wu drops in the end i couldnt even watch youtube clips, even putting it base to base clocks (822mhz) it was still having huge amounts of issues ( i got the 900mhz version)
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xeb be carefull with ur gigabyte mine lasted me 4months before artifacts and constant wu drops in the end i couldnt even watch youtube clips
I heard those factory overclocked 1ghz models were notoriously prone to unstable performance.

Not sure if that's his card or not
    
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