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Hi,

I am having trouble getting my graphics card to work. Others having the same problem claim that underclocking their memory from 1000Mhz to 900Mhz solved their problem. I don't care about performance loss too much, as I would rather have a slightly slower working card than a non working faster card.

However, I don't want to lose my warranty. Will underclocking void my warranty? I can't see why, considering that it constantly underclocks in 2D mode, but wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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Why don't you make use of that warranty and RMA the card, if it doesn't work? I mean that's what warranty is for- if it's defect- get a new one
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Why don't you make use of that warranty and RMA the card, if it doesn't work? I mean that's what warranty is for- if it's defect- get a new one
That would involve me having to wait around 20 days at least. I don't have another graphics card, so I'm stuck.
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That would involve me having to wait around 20 days at least. I don't have another graphics card, so I'm stuck.
In that case- depends on how you do the underclocking. If you're thinking about BIOS flashes and other fancy things- forget them, that voids warranty You can just enable Overdrive in ATi drivers, then drag the Memory slider down a bit. As easy as that. I hope it gets your card working
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In that case- depends on how you do the underclocking. If you're thinking about BIOS flashes and other fancy things- forget them, that voids warranty You can just enable Overdrive in ATi drivers, then drag the Memory slider down a bit. As easy as that. I hope it gets your card working
Yeah, gonna use Overdrive. Underclocking won't cause any more problems than stock I presume. If anything it will HELP the card.

Thanks, +rep
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