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I have one of my gtx 470s that is artifacting. I contacted EVGA as this card is the reference design and has the lifetime warranty on it.

I have two issues.

1. the S/N sticker has fallen off from the poor placement of the sticker, I was thinking of going to the local hardware store and buying some spray adhesive and sticking it back on, will this be ok?

2. I slightly modified the stock cooler.... I took the top cover part of the cooler and cut off the plastic on the back so that more air could flow into the fan to push air straight through rather than having to pull air from the top and bottom. This worked pretty well as I had a fan pushing air right into the spot. Will this be an issue with that little bit of plastic missing?

if so, where might I find a new cover? nothing else has been modified.
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I have one of my gtx 470s that is artifacting. I contacted EVGA as this card is the reference design and has the lifetime warranty on it.

I have two issues.

1. the S/N sticker has fallen off from the poor placement of the sticker, I was thinking of going to the local hardware store and buying some spray adhesive and sticking it back on, will this be ok?

2. I slightly modified the stock cooler.... I took the top cover part of the cooler and cut off the plastic on the back so that more air could flow into the fan to push air straight through rather than having to pull air from the top and bottom. This worked pretty well as I had a fan pushing air right into the spot. Will this be an issue with that little bit of plastic missing?

if so, where might I find a new cover? nothing else has been modified.

Well I don't know about the modification of the cooler, but the serial sticker is fine.

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yeah, I wasn't worried when I did the mod on the cooler as I have a second one sitting around, the issue is I go to school in florida and my extra cooler is at my place in Massachusetts. I don't want to continue the rma if it will void the warranty
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