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I recently ordered a Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 DiRT 3 Edition graphics card, and I would like to overclock the card once I get it in the mail. Will overclocking with the TriXX utility void my warranty?
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Yes it will. But if you don't tell them you overclocked the card, there is no way for them to know. If you ever have to RMA it just tell them you never overclocked it, but only if they ask. Also, I would suggest afterburner.
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It will not void your warranty as long as it's by software.
Quote:
Question: What is Overdrive ?
Answer: Overdrive is a driver integrated tool for optimising the performance of your graphics board. Overdrive has to be activated in the driver panel (checkbox) and is a temperature dependent overclocking of the graphics chip. This overclocking is covered by the guarantee. Should this feature not be available use ATI Tools instead.

And for Trixx:
Quote:
Question: What is Trixx ?
Answer: Trixx is an overclocking Tool, same as Redline, where you can monitor your fan speed and temperature of your card (if supported)

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/support/?cid=2&psn=000202&lid=1


It's also quite silly to produce overclocking software and not allow your customers to overclock. If anything, just say you used the ATI Overdrive.

Futhermore, if you're not satisfied with any of the posts in this thread then just shoot Sapphire an e-mail yourself.
Edited by SkillzKillz - 2/12/12 at 6:34pm
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And  I would suggest he uses SAPPhIRE's own TriXX   thumb.gif 
 

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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post
Also, I would suggest afterburner.


 

   
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Thanks for the responses guys!
I'll probably use TriXX for my main OC'ing (but test with MSI Kombustor).
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No you will not have to worry about ruining your warrenty, i have done so before and there has been no problem.

As stated it would be kinda dumb for the company to produces a overclocking tool then if use your void your warrenty.

also it comes with the card on the drivers cd about trixx,

so it wont matter what you use, they wont know,

but trixx will do just fine.


I think the max oc on a 6950 2gb dirt 3, as i have it is about 1ghz on the mem, and i think 900mhz on the core.
i cant remember on told my head, but its around there. i havent oc mine since i first got it, never need to cause the card just so fast without it.
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WELL the REAL answer is YES ... Sapphire's OFFICIAL statement is it WILL VOID your Warranty ... it falls under the "physically modified by customer ... products become non-functional due to customer improper use".  However as others have mentioned, who's going to know ? first off DO NOT OverDO your OC and your card should be fine, second off IF you do develop problems with it, return it to defualt settings before you send it off to RMA ... and even though " OFFICIALLY " Sapphire has the disclaimer in their warranty ... they are a good company and as long as you didn't completely go out of your way and fry your card they should warranty it.

OFFICIAL WARRANTY = http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/support/?cid=3&psn=000203&lid=1

Additionally read on Sapphire's VGA forums ... http://www.vgaforum.com/?psn=000205&lid=1 ... they can't even TALK about OverClocking on that forum. doh.gif

 

 

Don't Post anything to do with :
Voltage Modding, Wire modding, BIOS modding etc. This is a request from Sapphire, as they receive lots of RMA's that have been the victims of bad modding, overzealous clocking etc. Please refrain from posting up things like this, as it's potentially a card killer for people who don't know what they're doing etc.
Don't forget - ANY modding of the cards will result in a VOID WARRANTY.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Darkshowdo View Post
I think the max oc on a 6950 2gb dirt 3, as i have it is about 1ghz on the mem, and i think 900mhz on the core.
i cant remember on told my head, but its around there. i havent oc mine since i first got it, never need to cause the card just so fast without it.


He should be able to OC safely to at least reach HD-6970 performance levels ... which is 880 MHz core / 1375 MHz memory ... and 1536 Shaders IF his card UNLOCKS.

The Dirt3 Cards stock voltage is 1.1v and I think software capped somehow at "1.18v" ... since you're concerned about the warranty issues, I wouldn't mess with upping the voltage, and thus your OC's will most likely not get much above those 880/1375/1536 specs. That card really isn't designed to push it much further than that anyways so keep it in the pocket and you should be good for several years of service.

 


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