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Originally Posted by v639dragoon View Post

I'll check out the PSU this weekend. They both started to go separately. First the processor, than a year later the GPU. Will EVGA accept a graphics card that has an aftermarket cooler installed onto it for warranty?

The GPU was upped to 1.15 volts in MSI afterburner.

No they will not. If you are trying to RMA card then you will need the original cooler that came with the card without any damages or else they will not accept it. Sometimes they will do exceptions (i suggest you call an EVGA representative to be safe -- talk to a manager or whatever needs be) i remember i modified my heatsink cover and they said they would accept it along with a 30dollar or so fee. I dont know if that will apply for you.

But im almost 99.9% sure that you need the physical heatsink that came with the card.
post #12 of 15
I had something similar happen with my e6600 awhile back. I had it at 3.3ghz for a few years. Randomly at some point I started crashing and failed boots and files disappeared and after force restarting so many times, I began to destroy the OS.

After reformatting and finding it fixed nothing, I reset my bios and BAM, all fixed. Guess my overclock had become highly unstable. I wasn't able to bring it back up to its old speed and ended up settling at 3.1ghz.
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No they will not. If you are trying to RMA card then you will need the original cooler that came with the card without any damages or else they will not accept it. Sometimes they will do exceptions (i suggest you call an EVGA representative to be safe -- talk to a manager or whatever needs be) i remember i modified my heatsink cover and they said they would accept it along with a 30dollar or so fee. I dont know if that will apply for you.

But im almost 99.9% sure that you need the physical heatsink that came with the card.

I kept the original heatsink just for this reason! Reinstalling it will be a major pain. I stripped one of the screws, and I have no clue how I will take off the little silver heat sinks I installed all over the GPU that came with the aftermarket accerlo extreme.

I'll call them and ask. I don't want to give away my information to them or else they might void my warranty, correct?
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by v639dragoon View Post

I kept the original heatsink just for this reason! Reinstalling it will be a major pain. I stripped one of the screws, and I have no clue how I will take off the little silver heat sinks I installed all over the GPU that came with the aftermarket accerlo extreme.

I'll call them and ask. I don't want to give away my information to them or else they might void my warranty, correct?

Are the screws loaded with springs? If so, just take a some pliers and twist it off?
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by v639dragoon View Post

I kept the original heatsink just for this reason! Reinstalling it will be a major pain. I stripped one of the screws, and I have no clue how I will take off the little silver heat sinks I installed all over the GPU that came with the aftermarket accerlo extreme.

I'll call them and ask. I don't want to give away my information to them or else they might void my warranty, correct?

Removing the cooler and replacing it with an aftermarket cooler doesnt void the warranty to my knowledge, EVGA being one of the most lenient companies out there since they directly have a contract with NVidia (according to the rep).

But i know they wont accept it with the aftermarket cooler, you have to either drill out the screw and remove the cooler off yourself (just the screw), then attach back the heatsink and let them know that you may be missing screws or whatever... im sure theyll charge a small fee or something; but as long as you have the original heatsink thats good enough
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