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How do manufacturers know you've flashed your bios?

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They say your warranty will be voided if you over-volt or flash to a custom BIOS.

Can't you just hide this by flashing to the latest official bios before sending it back?
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Its all in the trust relationship - there can be memory flash counts ,though unlikely to be used or looked at.
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Its all in the trust relationship - there can be memory flash counts ,though unlikely to be used or looked at.

What's a memory flash count, they count how many times the BIOS has been flashed?

Can they actually uncover any evidence of actual overvolting or custom BIOS flashing?
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