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I'm doing a bit of reading on different suppliers' web-pages and adding their stance on removing coolers and breaking stickers. Also, it seems some have found RX480s and Fury X's from Sapphire with waranty void stickers, so I'll update info on that one. Sad that Gigabyte seems to be the only supplier so far that offer ADM GPUs with the ability to remove the cooler without voiding warranty, or at least claiming that you void warranty.

Edit: actually not a lot of companies that list this, so I'll just send a bunch of emails instead.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 4/16/17 at 8:54am
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Great, I'll update the list smile.gif

So far it looks like Gigabyte for a solutions with both Nvidia and AMD, EVGA for Nvidia cards and if I'm correct Sapphire for AMD cards.

Should prove to be a useful list if all the info is correct, or at least it will be useful to me (and perhaps other people wanting to do after market cooling).

I can 2nd Gigabyte does not use warranty stickers on their 900 series Nvidia cards. At least there wasn't one on my 980ti xtreme. BTW, this is what I think of every time I hear or mention GB's xtreme branding.

Awesome cards for sure but the name man, the goddamn name... lachen.gif
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Might have been mentioned already ... didn't scour the thread .. but as long as your in the USA? Just disregard the "warranty void if removed" stickers as it's literally illegal for any manufacturer in the USA to enforce that. It's a big myth really. Outside of the USA? They really will deny you service based on breaking that sticker .... but here in the US? Not a problem .. so break the stickers as you will ..

I've sent an MSI laptop in for servicing twice and the broken sticker was not an issue ...

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What it is going to take for the industry to stop using them is a class action lawsuit. The auto industry went through this years ago. They can void your warranty if what you do causes the problem or if its not done correctly but not just because you took off the sticker. That said if they claim you broke it are you going to be able to prove otherwise or go to the expense of it all. That is why class action will happen someday
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Might have been mentioned already ... didn't scour the thread .. but as long as your in the USA? Just disregard the "warranty void if removed" stickers as it's literally illegal for any manufacturer in the USA to enforce that. It's a big myth really. Outside of the USA? They really will deny you service based on breaking that sticker .... but here in the US? Not a problem .. so break the stickers as you will ..

I've sent an MSI laptop in for servicing twice and the broken sticker was not an issue ...

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Not just the US, if I remember correctly it's illegal in all of EU and in most non-EU European countries as well. It wouldn't surprise me if there is a law against it in most parts of the world where there is some kind of consumer protection law. That said, a lot of companies will still claim that the warranty is void. In my case I usually have to mention the specific paragraph of the law that includes this and in other cases I have to threaten to go to the state department that deals with these things.

Oh, and just to make it clear. It's not illegal to use the stickers (as far as I know), it's just illegal to refuse to uphold warranty based only on the fact that the sticker is broken. Though a lot will try to do so regardless, since it affects their bottom line.
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Had a msi 290x lightning that died on me about 8 months before i change the thermal paste and broke that sticker cause i herd msi say its aloud to do as long as you dont do damage.

So i did it and when i needed to send the card back i told them what i did and they said its fine as long as there no damage. Card couldn't be fixed so they had to send me a msi 390... or 150$.... When i got the card i asked them can i remove that sticker and do the thermal paste cause it was running hot and they said its fine just don't damage the card. So i screen shot it for the future lol


Just dont ask fb or twitter support they will tell you its void like i did lol... Email msi support directly even before you do remove that sticker.
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