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Don't worry you should be fine. So long as you don't damage anything to its visible you're good.
    
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ive taken my heatsink off my 470 several times. however i'm not sure if evga cares or not, but as long as they cant tell you messed with the card, they wont know.
 
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Sapphire doesn't care.. unless damage is blatant.

I replaced my thermal pads and paste on a 4850x2.. from the stock green ones to grey ones [it was kinda obvious tbh] and they had no idea the difference when I RMAed the card...

So as long as you dont drown the card in thermal paste you'll be fine
    
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
Would you guys recommend me changing it to MX-4? I hear alot about the TIM they use is good but they just throw a big glob on on it.

Thanks guys +Rep!
I've replaced the TIM on a bunch of Sapphire cards over the years (used to buy them exclusively) - and swapping the TIM never really made much difference in my findings
(maybe 1c if that - and that's after using some more expensive ones like Shin Etsu X23 etc).

Of course that was just me and if you feel there was an improper ammount applied from factory then go for it - so long as you don't phsyically damage anything they won't notice
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