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as title, does it void the warrenty to remove the stock cooler? thinking about watercooling my HD6950, mostly just to make the system quieter

Had a quick search and couldn't find anything, thought its best to ask first
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post #2 of 11
depends on the manufacturer's warranty terms
    
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its the Asus HD 6950, had a quick look on the Asus website and haven't found anything
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- VGA Cards must be returned with the original ASUS heat sink otherwise will be considered physical damage

- Physical damage is not covered under your ASUS manufacturers warranty and automatically VOIDS your warranty. ASUS reserves the right to reject any product received with physical damage.

- Damage can include any shape or form of corner / edge damage / markings with pens and/or markers

- Broken traces or burns due to improper installation / removal of other components

- Broken CPU socket or bent pins

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Ok i can confirm that Asus has no problem with us removing the heat sink(Talked to Technical support), if there is no special screw or any warranty sticker over the screw and or over the heat sink your fine but if the card is being sent in for a repair/replacement then you need to make sure you properly apply the original heat sink that came with the card........Asus support said they would understand why it wouldn't be a problem anyway cause its showing that your try to keep the card cool as possible to ensure longer life.

If you want to double check for yourself here is the Number i called - 1-812-282-2787
-from timmy121 @ tomshardware
Edited by OutOfBalanceOX - 2/28/11 at 8:29am
    
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I believe EVGA allows you to install aftermarket solutions. it would help to know who the manufacturer off your 6950 is
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorianime View Post
I believe EVGA allows you to install aftermarket solutions. it would help to know who the manufacturer off your 6950 is
He stated its an Asus. Asus, EVGA and XFX all allow heatsink removal
    
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post #7 of 11
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thanks guys! could be going water cooled in afew weeks time then just a loop for the gpu, got my H70 for the processor which is good enough for now
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
He stated its an Asus. Asus, EVGA and XFX all allow heatsink removal
oh yes you're right, i did not notice his reply

but yes you're right

OP:what he said
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Originally Posted by Danny1107 View Post
thanks guys! could be going water cooled in afew weeks time then just a loop for the gpu, got my H70 for the processor which is good enough for now
For you:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...h50-rx120.html
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Not that it specifically applies to OP but wasnt there a situation with a member of OCN recently who had an experience with xfx that made it seem as though their policy about allowing cooler removal was reversing?
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