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;D I sent you a PM xeb.
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some where on the forum a guy posted a conversation he had with a xfx customer support staff member and they said they would not void warranty if he water cooled. he took pictures of the stickers that say void if removed and asked about them. i was worried about this too. but well worht the risk since my card runs at 40-48 degrees now under full load!
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some where on the forum a guy posted a conversation he had with a xfx customer support staff member and they said they would not void warranty if he water cooled. he took pictures of the stickers that say void if removed and asked about them. i was worried about this too. but well worht the risk since my card runs at 40-48 degrees now under full load!

haha, I actually read on the XFX site they prefer you "get permission". So I did, they even offered to install the block onto the card for me which is cool.
post #25 of 39
XFX... never again.

Yes, you can replace the stock cooler, but it's a good idea to contact them first.

I bought an XFX r9 290 in the States and brought it with me to Japan. Turned out to be a heavy black-screener. Contacted XFX Asia support, they're helpful, tell me to ship it to California and assure me it'll come back. I ship it there despite the cost, the guys in California tell me they can't ship it back to me--yay, there's ANOTHER $50 invested (and a month without a PC)--and instead I have to ship it to somewhere in the US and have it shipped to Japan on my own.

They lied but I just wanted a working card so I suck it up, hope that maybe they'd stealth upgrade me in compensation as I've heard they've done before. Nope, same model, but oh well, it works, right? Ah, nevermind--when changing the cooler a capacitor sticks to the stock heatsink when I remove it from the card. Jesus.

Anyway, I'm back to a 780 now and thoroughly enjoying having a working computer.

Screw XFX.
post #26 of 39
Heres the story I told xeb.

I had all my friends order xfx 290's ( that asked what to get anyway ) because of high unlock rates. after a couple weeks they were coming to me saying they were having these black screen issues and cards getting stuck in 2d clocks, and even getting stuck in 3d clocks.

what I had figured out is if you used another vendors bios, there were no more issues. it seems XFX dont care if the bios is functional or not, as long as you were locked out of utilizing other vendors voltage control softwares. :]

after flashing asus bios' onto all of the hawaii, things are sound.

( still not looking forward to having to deal with XFX these days after all the horror stories. )
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Alright well I will give it one more shot.
 
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ask for permission to improve the $500-$650 hardware you just bought? intel wasnt opposed to me water cooling my chip. also i watched a you tube video of some one talking about the different 290's he bought and when he got to xfx he didnt have anything to say but some thing like "and the worst one. xfx. look at this cheap box. look heres 550 dollars" and throws it on ground. it is true. all the other brands come in these nice boxes, my xfx came in a cereal box. i really hope i never have to send mine in.
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This card is a dud. I just had video distortion before I could even do anything. From the kind of video distortion and the fact that the time prior my machine froze and the fans spun to 100% I would say the card is bad.
 
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sorry to hear.
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