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The next question is.... what has Intel officially identified as the safe threshold for the new Sandy Bridge CPUs? And going over this threshold will void the warranty? confused.gif
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threshold is just another word for stock settings, if you oc' then your warranty automatically voids.
    
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post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12825190 
Here's a question for you...



How are they gonna know?
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;12837407 
This. Overclocking profiles are stored in BIOS, not the CPU itself.

^^ This! just have it cooled properly so that there isn't any physical damage on it. Google will provide you with answers as to how much is safe for whatever chip. (at least most the time). Just never RMA it and tell them you overclocked it. In fact i would tell them their stock Heatsink didn't cut it and your CPU kicked the bucket for that.
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i was planning to lap my 930 since the surface is so bad...

i'll probably do it after i flush my system out in a few months. might even get a new block..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters;12838872 
i was planning to lap my 930 since the surface is so bad...

As far as RMAs go, as long as you haven't purposely damaged the chip (like with lapping) it goes okay. I had to RMA an old P4 i overclocked, and it was a bit molten on the bottom. blamed it all on the "fail stock cooler", and got a new one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba;12840483 
As far as RMAs go, as long as you haven't purposely damaged the chip (like with lapping) it goes okay. I had to RMA an old P4 i overclocked, and it was a bit molten on the bottom. blamed it all on the "fail stock cooler", and got a new one.

what temps where u hitting with that P4?
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Intel sells unlocked multipier chips and voids the warranty on them because they're overclocked?

What The Flamingo!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;12849382 
Intel sells unlocked multipier chips and voids the warranty on them because they're overclocked?

What The Flamingo!

yeah i was wonder what would happen when someone tries the magic 10ghz on one of those. will warranty cover that?
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Would moderate overclocking even leave any detectable traces?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mithrandir8;12860399 
Would moderate overclocking even leave any detectable traces?

probably not. but im guessing they would know about suicide runs
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