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Thanks for all your input guys, i really appreciate it. I defiantly feel confident enough to take it apart without breaking anything because i have lots of experience doing that sort of thing.

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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.
Thanks for your help, that exactly what i needed, someone who has gone through the same thing as me.

I have decided to go ahead and service my graphics card.

PS from the top of my head, my temps used to idle around 50 degrees, so im hoping to get them lower by doing this.
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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.
Yes he is fine to replace the TIM on the MSI card. But you might want to take XFX off your list. The last 3 XFX cards I've bought have warranty Void stickers on the screws mounting the heatsink to the cards. So you can no longer remove their heatsinks without voiding the warranty on XFX cards.
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Yes he is fine to replace the TIM on the MSI card. But you might want to take XFX off your list. The last 3 XFX cards I've bought have warranty Void stickers on the screws mounting the heatsink to the cards. So you can no longer remove their heatsinks without voiding the warranty on XFX cards.
I called xfx and they said if you let them know ahead of time then It doesn't void ur warranty even with the stickers on the screws

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Yes he is fine to replace the TIM on the MSI card. But you might want to take XFX off your list. The last 3 XFX cards I've bought have warranty Void stickers on the screws mounting the heatsink to the cards. So you can no longer remove their heatsinks without voiding the warranty on XFX cards.
They claim it's only for EU though.
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I called xfx and they said if you let them know ahead of time then It doesn't void ur warranty even with the stickers on the screws

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They claim it's only for EU though.
Nice to know, thanks for the correction!
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