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Will removing my 7950 TFIII cooler and re-applying thermal paste etc, void the warranty?

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My 7950 has been hitting 100C which causes Skyrim and other intense games to crash because the drivers stop responding, for the safety of the card.
I was wondering if removing the cooler and cleaning it up and putting it back on would void my warranty.
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No it will not . 100c is not safe, either RMA or find what's causing the overheating
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

No it will not . 100c is not safe, either RMA or find what's causing the overheating
Thank you.
I will do some testing this afternoon.
Cheers~
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Only if there is a sticker you have to remove to remove the cooler. Otherwise your good.
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Yes, my newer boost edition card with reference 7950 pcb has a sticker on one of the screws saying that removing it will void the warranty. I think it is absolutely ridiulous that they started putting those stickers on. I must be a monkey that has a really hard time figuring out the concept of removing a heatsink without damaging the unit lol. I found a way around it though.......
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I found a way around it though.......

Share plz? I don't mind my temps, the top card only gets to around 70c. But then agian it would be nice to have them 5c-10c cooler.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by john1016 View Post

Only if there is a sticker you have to remove to remove the cooler. Otherwise your good.

My HIS cards have no stickers on the screws, but it says on their website that it voids the warranty if the cooler is removed.

OP, check the website or send an email to MSI to be safe...
post #8 of 9
If you have not fixed this yet, it will not void your warranty with MSI. I was having the same issues with one of my 6970's when I got them. I called 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 when you are taking it apart. I replaced the TIM and was still able to RMA the card and get a new one.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by john1016 View Post

Share plz? I don't mind my temps, the top card only gets to around 70c. But then agian it would be nice to have them 5c-10c cooler.

Can't post on the forum because it could be considered RMA Fraud.
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