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If I remove the stock fan from any card/processer, does that void the warranty?
    
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Bump.
I'm basically talking about the EVGA lifetime warranty and the XFX Double Lifetime warranty.
    
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It does if you try to RMA it and send it back without the factory HSF on. Take it off and put an aftermarket HSF on if you want, but keep the old one and put it back on in case you need to RMA.
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Meh, wont they notice if the HSF has been removed?
    
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Meh, wont they notice if the HSF has been removed?
No, they come off and go on fairly straightforwardly. They aren't like hard drives which have seals that will break, and thereby void the warranty, when you try to disassemble them.

I've RMA'd a couple of times with EVGA and had to reinstall the stock HSF and they didn't notice. The only thing that really outright voids a graphics card's warranty is volt modding.
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Eh ok, thanks.
    
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post #7 of 9
XFX doesn't care if you change coolers / overclock. They'll take it as long as you send in the stock cooler with it, I believe.

Not like any of them have any way to tell what cooler you've used though.
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post #8 of 9
Same goes if you edit the card's BIOS also. If you need to RMA, just flash the original BIOS back onto it.
 
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post #9 of 9
Funny that DFI is not that forgiving,they had VOID tape on my NB cooler, not the SB, just the only cooler that is insufficent.
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