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post #11 of 16
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But then again, i cannot customize the cooling on the cards due to waranty.

So i have to figure out the best cooling without any cooling mods.
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post #12 of 16
You can install an aftermarket cooler and if you ever need to RMA your card just re-install stock cooler.
Evga's rma policy page states that installing aftermarket cooling solutions does not void warranty however
if you send it in with aftermarket cooler still installed it will be discarded.
post #13 of 16
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But when i change the cooling paste, they will then find out, wont they?
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post #14 of 16
VOID Warranty Policy from EVGA website

Your EVGA product must be free of physical damage or modification. Products received with physical damage (bent CPU socket pins, any damage to the PCB, water damage, etc), missing the original video card or chipset heat sink, or missing the serial number sticker will be returned to the customer or may incur a service charge upon receiving the item. If your product is received damaged, EVGA will contact you with information and options to assist with filing a claim or offering a repair fee to avoid the product losing it warranty.

so as long as the sticker is intact ( which is on opposite side of cooler so its not removed ) and the original heatsink/mem sinks, and vrm sink is installed
your ok

does not say you cant have different thermal paste

As for gainward I just checked their site and.

they do not allow alternate cooling paste
must have the stickers on
and original cooler must be installed
So I would just re-apply matching color paste if I had to return one to gainward

I have returned a card to bfg, and pny with arctic cooling as5 without issue
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Have you checked the gainward card for dust? It should not be getting that much hotter then the top card (it should be cooler if anything). Its also possible that there is a problem with the fan profiles so do check the fan speeds as well.

From the experience the bottom card always runs a little hotter than the one on top. but I would say clean the computer very well and try running a higher fan speed.

and new thermal compound may be a good idea as well.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by sonarctica View Post

Every time i check the card for dust, it's nothing there.

Well, the fan profile is default and runs at 80-85% when it is at max.

And i tested the temp now:

Evga: 75-77c
56% fan speed
gainward: 87-91
76-89 fan speed
TIM ?

But if im going to change the cooler i would then need to break the waranty sticker.

Blow the entire computer out! more often than not the buildup will be somewhere you cannot see.
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