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I'm looking to maybe buy this one, but im wondering does it have the bios switch on the card? i.e. is it flashable? I'm looking to buy it 2nd hand too, however person i might buy it from has installed an aftermarket cooler, is that an issue with Warranty? im in UK btw..thanks
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As long as its the 2gb version, its flashable. An aftermarket cooler normally voids warranty, yes.
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seller says its 5 years warranty and aftermarketcooler don't affect warranty...any truth in that , anyone know? Also the card is already flashed, so in the case the card has to be repaired, can the original bios be restored? cheers
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Originally Posted by Kikosiko;13000755 
seller says its 5 years warranty and aftermarketcooler don't affect warranty...any truth in that , anyone know? Also the card is already flashed, so in the case the card has to be repaired, can the original bios be restored? cheers
Hit the switch.

And yes, it will void warranty.
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post #5 of 14
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oh so there's a switch on this one? So he's speaking out of his *** when he says its 5 years warranty UK and aftermarketcooler doesnt void warranty?
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Contact Powercolor and ask them? http://www.powercolor.com/global/default.asp Where are you buying this from?
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post #7 of 14
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Oh i was going to buy it secondhand, but reading above seems like warranty is void anyway and i dnt think its 5 years as the seller claims, anywho, thanks everyone
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post #8 of 14
As long as it comes with the original cooler you could put it back on if it did need to go back i'm sure they wouldn't have a problem. I've don't it before. But you would need to check if the warranty is transferable in the first place.
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post #9 of 14
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oh actually you are right, he was including the original cooler with it..ok i'll need to find out about teh transferable warranty , anyone know about this?
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kikosiko;13001454 
oh actually you are right, he was including the original cooler with it..ok i'll need to find out about teh transferable warranty , anyone know about this?

removing the stock cooler involves taking off a tiny sticker off one of the screws that pretty much says "if u remove this, u dont have anymore warranty" now thats clearly been removed so THERE IS NO WARRANTY ON THIS CARD... unless he's saved the sticker and u put it back with stock cooler and make it look like its never been removed
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