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post #21 of 55
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Originally Posted by Pedros View Post
You should read things with more attention ... to change the switch you must take off the label ... taking of the label, makes your warranty go down the drain ...
...Then put the label back on?
    
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Nice move from XFX, though its pretty stupid from AMD to deny RMA if you kill the card using the OC switch, what was the point of doing implementing a "killer" switch and deny the warranty if the card does indeed die, then why place it there in the first place. Just fail.
Why would AMD's graphics card RMA policies matter to you?
You don't RMA though them. You RMA through the AIB you buy from (Sapphire, Asus, Powercolor..etc), and are therefore subject to their warranty policies, not AMD's.

Tell me the last time you saw a "Made by ATI" or "Made by AMD" graphics card at an etailer such as newegg. (Excluding workstations cards, which are irrelevant anyway)
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post #23 of 55
one of the first things i did when i got my 6990 was remove the label and move the switch over. i can't imagine why they would deny warranty over this. i've been running the card at these "oc" settings for a week now and they are perfectly fine. temps and performance are great.
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one of the first things i did when i got my 6990 was remove the label and move the switch over. i can't imagine why they would deny warranty over this. i've been running the card at these "oc" settings for a week now and they are perfectly fine. temps and performance are great.
Same thing here with my 6990 in Tri-Fire with a 6970. The first think I did was to move the switch.

Overblowned reaction. People are panicking for no reason. The usual on the internet.

All the other manufacturers will follow XFX and Sapphire. They don't have any choice if they want to sell cards. They exist to sell. Simple. So they will all follow.
    
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post #25 of 55
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Same thing here with my 6990 in Tri-Fire with a 6970. The first think I did was to move the switch.

Overblowned reaction. People are panicking for no reason. The usual on the internet.

All the other manufacturers will follow XFX and Sapphire. They don't have any choice if they want to sell cards. They exist to sell. Simple. So they will all follow.
Hopefully that's true. But remember, they don't have to support OCing. Hardly any one did a couple years ago. Only now is it standard to cover OCing. Some still won't let you take the cooler off and replace it with a waterblock.
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...Then put the label back on?
... usually, when you use a label to protect a function like that ... the label will not be re-usable...

Usually they use labels that will get damaged when you try to remove it... so there's not "putting back".

If this label is different ... better ... but my guess is that the label can't be put back on ... maybe ppl with 6990 can tell us ...
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... usually, when you use a label to protect a function like that ... the label will not be re-usable...

Usually they use labels that will get damaged when you try to remove it... so there's not "putting back".

If this label is different ... better ... but my guess is that the label can't be put back on ... maybe ppl with 6990 can tell us ...
There's always a trick around that, like using a hair dryer to loosen the glue.
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What the hell? Why would a company install a "warranty off switch"? Isn't there some kind of consumer protection against that kind of thing? It would not be counted as consumer-induced damage...
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post #29 of 55
So for all the green drama-queens out there. Look! A magic trick! I moved the BIOS switch on my 6990 and the sticker is still there! No one will ever know! Sigh...



You just peel it, and then put it back. All the drama for this. No one will never know I moved my switch.

Huh. Except those reading this.
    
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Its XFX though... the card will probably die whether its in OC mode or not.
    
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