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If you don't like the Green Light Program and want voltage-unlocked cards, boycott Nvidia

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The Green Light Program is here to stay. If you dislike it there is only one thing you can do, vote with your wallet and refuse to buy Nvidia. If enough people do this they will be forced to go back. You actually have a say in this.

A ton of you guys hate this step by Nvidia, so if you want to make a change, don't buy from them. Unfortunately, I predict that 90% of the people who are against this will end up caving and buying Nvidia anyway.

Personally Green Light doesn't affect me at all since I don't over-volt, and in fact it might make things better for me by maximizing stock clocks out of the box, but this clearly sucks for the hardcore overclockers who do over-volt.

So what are you going to do? Do you plan on boycotting Nvidia products if you're against the Green Light Program?
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I won't necessarily boycott all Nvidia cards, but I definitely won't buy a voltage-locked card. IIRC, can't manufacturers (MSI, Asus, whoever) allow voltage control but just lose the Nvidia factory warranty? But if there is a heft premium for that I won't buy it, and AMD for me smile.gif
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Basically I am not going to care and focus more on overclocking my CPU and Memory instead. I always found over-volting GPU's a bit too risky anyways, and was generally shocked that people successfuly RMA'ed dead cards from over-volting.

For those that love to over-volt, where there is a will there is a way.
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I won't necessarily boycott all Nvidia cards, but I definitely won't buy a voltage-locked card. IIRC, can't manufacturers (MSI, Asus, whoever) allow voltage control but just lose the Nvidia factory warranty? But if there is a heft premium for that I won't buy it, and AMD for me smile.gif

Not only do they lose warranty but they risk losing gpus from Nvidia altogether or have them significantly reduced.
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I've been quite happy with my 7970's and 6990m, I think i'll probably be going the AMD HD route from now on anyway, I just cannot justify Nvidia's price premium.
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