Does using an aftermarket heatsink/paste void your intel retail warranty?
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April 2, 2008, 02:58 PM
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I've also read (from an old googled article on slashdot) that they insist that you send the heatsink with the proc and they check the heatsink serial with the CPU to make sure they match.
This is true if the HSF actually has a serial on it, but alot dont so they would never know if it was a different one as long as it is the same type.
And no, there is no way to tell if a CPU was fried because of the wrong thermal paste, excessive voltage, or similar. Not that I am recommending you do anything out of warranty spec. ;)
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