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why would replacing TIM void warranty?

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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

why would replacing TIM void warranty?

It doesn't. Manufactures place a warranty sticker on one of the heatsink screws. You void it if you puncture the sticker with a screwdriver
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Wow, that contact surface is pathetic.

Not really, it's mounted directly on-die, without a heatspreader so no need for more. Look at the article there are pics of the GPU.
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Thermal Paste has only one purpose, to fill the microscopic imperfections in the heatsink to provide better contact and surface area with the heatsink and the chip. That means that more does not convert into lower temperatures.
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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

I have 2 r9 290's so no I'm not trolling.
Lap the base and add some liquid metal TIM and it will run alot cooler which in effect causes less power consumption due to reduced leakage.
First of all: Congrats to your new cards, I hope you enjoy them.
Please dont get me wrong, I trust you and have no doubts that it is better than before but the cooler is still not good - in fact the cooler stays physically the same even though the TIM has been changed.
I mean it is not good because it is loud and honestly:
You pay a decent amount of money for this product and you have to void your warranty to achieve a better cooling.
This shouldn`t be the case.
And, as we all know and agree: these cards with waterblocks = win thumb.gif
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First of all: Congrats to your new cards, I hope you enjoy them.
Please dont get me wrong, I trust you and have no doubts that it is better than before but the cooler is still not good - in fact the cooler stays physically the same even though the TIM has been changed.
I mean it is not good because it is loud and honestly:
You pay a decent amount of money for this product and you have to void your warranty to achieve a better cooling.
This shouldn`t be the case.
And, as we all know and agree: these cards with waterblocks = win thumb.gif
You are right about the cooler multiple wrongs will never make a right but so be it. (btw I returned them because I want the BF4 version (which I thought I had but then I had none))
Might get myself a powercolor or a aftermarket one biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

It doesn't. Manufactures place a warranty sticker on one of the heatsink screws. You void it if you puncture the sticker with a screwdriver

Thats why you use percise tools too keep the sticker intact! I did it with my 360. Completely gutted it and when I put the Microsoft holographic warranty sticker back, I spend about 5 mns lining it up. That sticker is particularly hard to put back on because the paint or film kinda sticks to the material.



Sent it out to them and I had no issues. They probably don't even check but if they did, they couldn't tell that it had been opened thumb.gif
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