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Yeah, I can't take off the cooler without taking off the sticker.
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Your warranty sticker is on a screw? That's strange, I'd call em about that. Mine was not.
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post #13 of 21
What screw is it on? The cooler is only attached with 4 screws in the middle, the other screws on the PCB do not need to be taken off.

The only way it would void your warranty is if you were to damage the card in the process somehow (like if you were to spill alcohol onto the PCB).
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
What screw is it on? The cooler is only attached with 4 screws in the middle, the other screws on the PCB do not need to be taken off.

The only way it would void your warranty is if you were to damage the card in the process somehow (like if you were to spill alcohol onto the PCB).
Pretty sure its impossible to kill a card with alcohol. (I have fully submerged my 8800 ultra in alcohol and it works)
    
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post #15 of 21
yes EVGA is very strict about there coolers they will have a cow if you take it off
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Pretty sure its impossible to kill a card with alcohol. (I have fully submerged my 8800 ultra in alcohol and it works)
Submerged or run it and what alcohol concentration? I admit it was perhaps a bad analogy a better analogy would be if his screw driver slipped and destroyed some capacitors/resistors.

Anhydrous ethanol is a very poor conductor but if left exposed to moisture it normal alcohol will contain about 5% water, the ions in the water could have enough conductivity to cause a short.
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post #17 of 21
EVGA does allow you to replace TIM. I did it on both of my 480s.
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post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
It shouldn't void any warranty.

I wouldn't bother even telling them, because how are they going to know ?
they will see theirs not like 3 tubes of tim on the gpu???? lol


but OP evga lets you change coolers and such, as well as oc the card and keep your warranty so i think changing tim will be ok if your aloud to change the cooler.
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EVGA doesn't even care if you slap a waterblock on it. just replace your tim and be happy
 
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
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EVGA doesn't even care if you slap a waterblock on it. just replace your tim and be happy
yep im glad they dont have a 580 and EK waterblock that hopefuly i can pick up from ups tomarrow if they haven't screwed up anymore.
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