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i have the intense debate going on right now in my head, and i'm freaking out.

i have to RMA my dual bios switch unlockable card back to Sapphire, and they are going to replace it entirely. now, i asked and they said i would receive back a card that has the dual bios switch, but does that mean that it will be unlockable? or am i running the chance of losing the unlock entirely?

the one fan is dying so it's going to become an issue when it does.

anyone?
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Why not simply replace that fan? headscratch.gif
   
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Dual Bios is a Feature. They need to replace it with a card with the same feature or dont accept.
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post #4 of 42
I would for the fan... But if you RMA for un-lockability, I wouldn't do that. One, you might not get an unlockable card in return anyways, and two, it doesn't seem right. The card works fine, and you RMA broken cards....

If the fan is wrong, yes, otherwise, no.
post #5 of 42
Knowbody can answer that one way or another, if they replace the unit as a whole, then it would depend what they have in stock, if they changed the design and ONLY have the non locked ones then thats what you're going to get. you should find out from the company and if they can't give you an exact replacement then complain and maybe you can get a free upgrae..
 
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i have to replace the whole fan motor, and idk how to do that .

as far as the whole unlockable thing goes, it's risky. you think i could complain enough to get a 6970? would they even do that? i have zero experience with RMA'ing in general.

as far as the dual bios being a feature, having it unlock isn't an official feature. so they might just say **** it and give me any dual bios switch.
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Dual Bios is a Feature. They need to replace it with a card with the same feature or dont accept.

what do you mean don't accept? when is that option presented to me?
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There's also a risk they'll see the reflashed BIOS and deny your RMA.

If you think it's worth the risk, RMA it. Else, get a used HSF (there's plenty) from the OCN marketplace and slap it on the card wink.gif
   
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There's also a risk they'll see the reflashed BIOS and deny your RMA.
If you think it's worth the risk, RMA it. Else, get a used HSF (there's plenty) from the OCN marketplace and slap it on the card wink.gif

HSF?
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Quote:
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Dual Bios is a Feature. They need to replace it with a card with the same feature or dont accept.

^This.

They upgrade not downgrade. They make an offer thru email and let you knnow what they intend to do. Very quick response time.
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