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Changing NB heatsink void warranty?

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I just replaced the stock northbridge heatsink on my DS3L board with a Thermalright HR-05. Got me thinking, did I just void my warranty? Anyone know how Gigabyte handles this?
 
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post #2 of 13
yes you did but if you can put the stock sink back on before you rma GB will not know unless you tell them
post #3 of 13
Yep.
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post #4 of 13
any physical damage or modification will void the warranty
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it like you have to tell them
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post #6 of 13
Just replace it with the stock HS and you are ready to RMA or w/e.
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post #7 of 13
Lol, I can picture an honest guy bursting in tears in the middle of the RMA process, begging to be arrested for the ''crime''. But yeah, replace it with stock when you need to, which I doubt you will ever need to.
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post #8 of 13
i ahve the same board and im ordering the HR-05 this week, did you get the one that bends out or the vertical one?
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post #9 of 13
Save all the old parts, warranty will not be voided unless you tell them, replace the original part nb cooler if RMAing.
post #10 of 13
Yea just keep the stock one..replace if you have to. On another note i have no idea why DFI put that frikin void sticker on the NB hsf on the DK..i so want to remove it and get a waterblock for it...or atleast lap the stock one..im going to remove it veeery carefully.
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