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Hello peeps, i want to take my MSI TF2 6870 apart, clean it out and replace the thermal paste, because when my old graphics card was 3 months old the thermal paste was dry. So i want to use some Noctua thermal paste i have on it. Will i void my warranty if i remove the heat sink for servicing purposes?

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post #2 of 15
Of course.
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Of course.
Really? By the looks of it, there are no stickers that would give away i have taken it apart?
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Really? By the looks of it, there are no stickers that would give away i have taken it apart?
They'll notice the new thermal compound.
Are you 100% sure there is no hidden bolt under some sticker? That's unusual..
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They'll notice the new thermal compound.
Are you 100% sure there is no hidden bolt under some sticker? That's unusual..
Well i don't think so, i will have a look tomorrow morning, because my PC is at the end of the garden in the log cabin in pieces ready for my new motherboard
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Of course.
Um, no.

VisonTek, Gigabyte, EVGA, XFX, and MSI, all five in my experience don't check if the thermal paste is different... they just check that the PCB is free of physical damage and the cooler is in proper condition.

Jamyy, just take it apart calmly, make note of each screw location and use properly sized screw drivers for each screw. If you feel like you might strip the screw, just stop. If you strip the screws you will be up a creek.. so that's really the only dangerous part.

edited for typo! Q_Q
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I strongly doubt it would void your warranty
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post #8 of 15
If you are careful enough you might get away with it, but you'll never know until you RMA.
I wouldn't risk it if i were you. If the temps are really bad maybe RMA now is a better idea.
If you just like to take it apart for whatever reason, thats a whole different story.
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You will not void the warranty. I was having issues with one of my MSI 6970's. I called them and talked to customer service and tech support and they both gave me the same answer. You do not void the warranty unless you break something while you are taking it apart. I was able to do an RMA on the card I was having an issue with after replacing the tim.
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You will not void the warranty. I was having issues with one of my MSI 6970's. I called them and talked to customer service and tech support and they both gave me the same answer. You do not void the warranty unless you break something while you are taking it apart. I was able to do an RMA on the card I was having an issue with after replacing the tim.
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