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I've heard of this difference in US and EU policies before, how do they justify it?!

 

Hell if I know!  It doesn't make any sense really...all the waterblock manufacturers are in Europe...so it would seem that you folks across the pond are quite fond of watercooling your PC equipment

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Anyone have the bone stock AMD manufacturer reference? When I get funds, I want one of those.
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yah, lightning will easily beat those numbers. even on air.

my 290 will, too.

Hmm well unless your cpu score is way higher than mine are you using an ivy-e. So far I can only get my 4770k to 4.4ghz I need to delid that heat's killin me. I wonder why im having trouble breaking 10k or getting beat by a 290. I still picked up another ref 290x maybe if i can find a cheaper lightning or a deal on an ek block $850.00 is alot lol. You did run firemark extreme and not performance, right? Cause performance gives higher scores. Also what driver are you using I think I used 14.3 w/pt1 for that run. Does the 13.12 give significant performance advantage in benchmarks. Can you or anyone else post some 3d mark firestrike extreme scores?
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I can also confirm that ASUS will honor their warranty once HSF is removed. I recently RMAd my DC2 7870 and had no issues with the claim after it being under water. Just be certain there is no damage to the card and everything is back to stock configuration.

Interesting. See the below repsone I got when I emailed them.
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Dear Brian,

Thank you for contacting Asus Customer Support.

Please be informed that we have certain exclusions from the warranty service. The warranty will not apply if the product has been tampered, repaired and/or modified by non-authorized personnel.

If you replace a part of the product this will indeed void the warranty of the product.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Please do not hesitate to contact us again for any further questions.

Kind Regards,

Kiona A
ASUS UK


Original Message
From : brian
Sent : 14-3-2014 16:46:08
To : "techsupport@asus.com"
Subject : Satisfaction-IRL(EN) : Waterblocks and Warranty

[CASEID=WTM20140315004607987]

Apply date : 2014/03/14 16:46:07(UTC Time)


Subject : Waterblocks and Warranty
Topic : 3. Others
Description :
Hi Guys,

If I were to replace the Direct CU II cooler on an R9 290 with a watercooling block
would that void my warranty?

In the event of an RMA I would obviously replace the stock cooler. If there was NO
damage as a result of the cooler swap, would warranty hold up?

Regards,

Brian.

Another thing to consider, Support will always cover themselves. Unless the manufacturer specifically has it stated somewhere that they allow you to modify your card, then general support inquiries are probably going to get that response back. If you are careful with your card when removing the cooler, and if you can somehow save those tamper stickers, then if at some point you had to RMA, as long as you can replace it back to stock configuration, they probably aren't going to know unless you tell them.

Speaking of the international warranty differences, I thought EU usually got screwed on these (as far as limitations), but come to think of it EU does have some better consumer protection laws for some things.
post #20775 of 43951
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Anyone have the bone stock AMD manufacturer reference? When I get funds, I want one of those.

Amazon and ebay have both new and used
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Anyone have the bone stock AMD manufacturer reference? When I get funds, I want one of those.
I do
 
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Update on overclocking my GPU:

I've gotten the card up to stable in MSI Afterburner with the following settings:

Core Voltage = Stock,
Power Limit = +50 (max),
Core Clock = 1110
Memory Clock = 1340




That's as far as I can get it to go without adding voltage. I can pass runs of both Heaven Valley and 3dMark FireStrike (+Extreme).

Firestrike: 9193
Extreme: 5092

GPU tempt while playing BF4 and Titanfall are hovering around 50-57C, and benchmarks around 55-60C.

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Benching:
VRM 1 - 59C
VRM 2 - 37C

    
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Another thing to consider, Support will always cover themselves. Unless the manufacturer specifically has it stated somewhere that they allow you to modify your card, then general support inquiries are probably going to get that response back. If you are careful with your card when removing the cooler, and if you can somehow save those tamper stickers, then if at some point you had to RMA, as long as you can replace it back to stock configuration, they probably aren't going to know unless you tell them.

Speaking of the international warranty differences, I thought EU usually got screwed on these (as far as limitations), but come to think of it EU does have some better consumer protection laws for some things.

Could well be the case but I have already broken the tamper proof sticker on both coolers.
Edited by Brian18741 - 4/16/14 at 11:28am
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Hmm well unless your cpu score is way higher than mine are you using an ivy-e. So far I can only get my 4770k to 4.4ghz I need to delid that heat's killin me. I wonder why im having trouble breaking 10k or getting beat by a 290. I still picked up another ref 290x maybe if i can find a cheaper lightning or a deal on an ek block $850.00 is alot lol. You did run firemark extreme and not performance, right? Cause performance gives higher scores. Also what driver are you using I think I used 14.3 w/pt1 for that run. Does the 13.12 give significant performance advantage in benchmarks. Can you or anyone else post some 3d mark firestrike extreme scores?

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I believe thats my point.
Smoke did 1500 on a ref 290x....... So whats the point in the premium for the lightning if nobody has done much more than those numbers? Seems if a reference makes more sense in that situation, unless you want to pay extra for a sweet cooler you have to take off biggrin.gif
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