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I have never flashed a bios so the FTW cards will be the first ones I do it too.
I expect that one of the two slots contains the original bios, and the secondary slot is open for us to put w/e we want there?

I also assume that putting a custom bios in the secondary slot does not harm the warranty in any way? At least if I use a bios that only unlocks the power target and does not go over the limit of 1.25v?

I suspect that is the case, there is a switch on board to change which BIOS is used but I'm unsure of how much the warranty covers in terms of custom BIOS'.
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I suspect that is the case, there is a switch on board to change which BIOS is used but I'm unsure of how much the warranty covers in terms of custom BIOS'.

As I have no previous experience with dual-bios cards, and only about a year ago found the intrest for watercooling and overclocking (I am still a pleb, but always trying to learn wink.gif ) I have never dwelved much in the custom bios. From a corporate standpoint I can see why you would not issue warranty for custom bios, as users can do a lot of harm if you pour to much voltage or power into the chip.
But on the other hand, if you dont want your users to use custom bios, why would you supply a card with two of them, and an easy way of switching between?

I sent an email to them asking. I might be a lost cause but some official response would be positive. Any of you well-educated, experienced clockers can shed some light on a pleb?
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Originally Posted by grimboso View Post

As I have no previous experience with dual-bios cards, and only about a year ago found the intrest for watercooling and overclocking (I am still a pleb, but always trying to learn wink.gif ) I have never dwelved much in the custom bios. From a corporate standpoint I can see why you would not issue warranty for custom bios, as users can do a lot of harm if you pour to much voltage or power into the chip.
But on the other hand, if you dont want your users to use custom bios, why would you supply a card with two of them, and an easy way of switching between?

I sent an email to them asking. I might be a lost cause but some official response would be positive. Any of you well-educated, experienced clockers can shed some light on a pleb?

So I found these on the EVGA FAQ pages.....

Question / Issue

Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

Overclocking our products does not void the warranty as long as there is no physical damage to the product or missing components. However EVGA Support will not be able to assist you in overclocking the product.

You may post in our forums, where other EVGA.com community members would be able to give you advise on how to overclock.
Please visit: forums.evga.com/

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=55

Question / Issue

Does water-cooling or installing a third party cooling solution on my video card void the warranty?

Answer / Solution

Installing third party cooling solutions does not void warranty on our products. Just be sure to keep the original cooling solution as it will have to be on the card if it is ever sent in for RMA. Any physical damage such as burn marks, water residue or damage, or any damage to the PCB will void ALL warranties.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=57720

So it looks like that as long as nothing is physically damaged, you're good.

Can anyone else weigh in on this?
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So I found these on the EVGA FAQ pages.....

Question / Issue

Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

Overclocking our products does not void the warranty as long as there is no physical damage to the product or missing components. However EVGA Support will not be able to assist you in overclocking the product.

You may post in our forums, where other EVGA.com community members would be able to give you advise on how to overclock.
Please visit: forums.evga.com/

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=55

Question / Issue

Does water-cooling or installing a third party cooling solution on my video card void the warranty?

Answer / Solution

Installing third party cooling solutions does not void warranty on our products. Just be sure to keep the original cooling solution as it will have to be on the card if it is ever sent in for RMA. Any physical damage such as burn marks, water residue or damage, or any damage to the PCB will void ALL warranties.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=57720

So it looks like that as long as nothing is physically damaged, you're good.

Can anyone else weigh in on this?

What I also found, which is one of the reasons I choose to use EVGA. They allow waterblocks and they allow overclocking! The lack of information regarding custom bios however is what bothers me.

If the only requirement is that the card is physically undamaged then that is mighty fine with me. If I should fry the GPU with to much voltage it would probably leave marks anyway.
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lots of text

Got this answer from supportEU@evga.com
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The second BIOS on the card is not meant to be used for custom BIOS, as long as you restore the original BIOS for any type of warranty replacement then your warranty will stand, but we strongly do not running custom BIOS on the card as it can push components beyond what they are designed to run.
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Originally Posted by sirleeofroy View Post

So I found these on the EVGA FAQ pages.....

Question / Issue

Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

Overclocking our products does not void the warranty as long as there is no physical damage to the product or missing components. However EVGA Support will not be able to assist you in overclocking the product.

You may post in our forums, where other EVGA.com community members would be able to give you advise on how to overclock.
Please visit: forums.evga.com/

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=55

Question / Issue

Does water-cooling or installing a third party cooling solution on my video card void the warranty?

Answer / Solution

Installing third party cooling solutions does not void warranty on our products. Just be sure to keep the original cooling solution as it will have to be on the card if it is ever sent in for RMA. Any physical damage such as burn marks, water residue or damage, or any damage to the PCB will void ALL warranties.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=57720

So it looks like that as long as nothing is physically damaged, you're good.

Can anyone else weigh in on this?

oh.. I've got'n funky with many a EVGA card and they will take'm for RMA. I just put the cooler back on and flash back the bios it came with. This is why i always try to buy EVGA.
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Got this answer from supportEU@evga.com

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The second BIOS on the card is not meant to be used for custom BIOS, as long as you restore the original BIOS for any type of warranty replacement then your warranty will stand, but we strongly do not running custom BIOS on the card as it can push components beyond what they are designed to run.
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oh.. I've got'n funky with many a EVGA card and they will take'm for RMA. I just put the cooler back on and flash back the bios it came with. This is why i always try to buy EVGA.

Sounds good to me!

So as long as you don't snap the card in half and it has the original BIOS, you can more or less do what you want!

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Sounds good to me!

So as long as you don't snap the card in half and it has the original BIOS, you can more or less do what you want!

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Originally Posted by Zurv View Post

oh.. I've got'n funky with many a EVGA card and they will take'm for RMA. I just put the cooler back on and flash back the bios it came with. This is why i always try to buy EVGA.

Sounds like pretty darn good terms if you ask me!
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Yep. EVGA treated me very well through my GTX780 RMA(s). Upon receiving my first replacement that lasted all of a week, after the second RMA, they sent me back a GTX 970. Small performance bump and slightly more VRAM for my troubles. And it was Xmas time, too. Great customer service that doesn't BS you around and respects and recognizes that you know what you're talking about.

I would have honestly gone with them if FE cards weren't so much more than AIB offerings and if that cooler hadn't been so (definitely IMO) atrocious. Maybe pictures don't do it justice, but who knows. I was also a tad disappointed that G1 stock boost/OC is equivalent to the FTWs, for SC price, and thus was the final reasoning in cancelling my preorder.
 
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Bogga, where did you order your 1080 from ?

Ordered from Inet... they had a couple of cards coming in today.... but of course they got delayed until sunday mad.gif
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