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i heard stories of people's warranty getting rejected from overclocking. i was wondering does only mean if the chip is overvolted? my 930 is running at 4ghz and well under the acceptable voltage limit. does the 4ghz do damage also? temps always below 57c at most.
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post #2 of 26
Id say if it has physical burn marks would void it,i doubt they check any others
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whats a warranty?? lol
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post #4 of 26
I've never had an issue with warranties and overclocking.

Then again, I don't do anything so outwardly stupid that the company would take notice.
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post #5 of 26
As far as I have been concerned with cpus you have your retailer return/replacement period and after that your on your own. You can't expect intel to honor a warranty on overvolted chips.

Its not like MSI or EVGA who market Overclocking tools with their products as a selling point.
    
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post #6 of 26
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As far as I have been concerned with cpus you have your retailer return/replacement period and after that your on your own. You can't expect intel to honor a warranty on overvolted chips.

Its not like MSI or EVGA who market Overclocking tools with their products as a selling point.

what about the new i7 unleashed? the ones the the K on the end of it like the 2600k.
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post #7 of 26
Heres a question for you...



How are they gonna know?
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Heres a question for you...



How are they gonna know?
their a multi-billion dollar company that makes advanced microchips and spend billions every year designing chips. trust me they know...

also i got a few reports them rejecting warranty saying the processor was not running within recommended thresholds.
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Heres a question for you...



How are they gonna know?
This. Overclocking profiles are stored in BIOS, not the CPU itself.
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post #10 of 26
the second post said burn marks etc...... well if it is a bad batch and that batch is the fault of the item breaking they are bound to sort it out.
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