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Old April 28, 2011, 06:24 PM
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Default MSI warranty - cover overclocking?

I've got a gtx460 hawk, and since this was marketed as a overclocking card rated for 1ghz on the core, I'd like to reach that advertised 1ghz. With +100mv I can get a stable 900mhz, but I'd like to try +200mv or whatever is necessary for 1ghz. The vrm's do not have any sort of heatsink on them and are cooled by the airflow of the fans. I've heard stories of the vrm's blowing up on these cards when overvolted, but if cooled at 100% fan speed with the default cooler and provided clean power, can someone confirm if MSI cover this kind of damage if it happens?

Shipping is not a problem for me, MSI is in markham I believe which is within driving distance. I've read msi's warranty policy (which implies that it isn't covered), but I'd like confirmation from people who have tried recently. Thanks!
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Old April 28, 2011, 06:28 PM
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if the componentry is high end,perhaps just airflow over it might do the trick but i wouldnt risk it.
sure,they will probably let you rma it, but could you live with your self after intentionally doing something in
that couldve produced a good number of wu's? :)
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Old April 29, 2011, 09:24 PM
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yea I guess they would probably let me rma it, if they don't then it's basically denying warranty service for using their product for what it was intended for (overclocking). But I need a definite answer, will they definitely cover it?

As for "wasted wu"... at least I'm saving electricity, good for the environment on a microscopic scale right? if my current chip can't do 1ghz, there's no way to get that 1ghz advertised by MSI without getting an exchange anyways
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when is the 7000 series coming out
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Yes, MSI covers overclocking as long as it is within the limits provided by its AfterBurner software.
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Yes, MSI covers overclocking as long as it is within the limits provided by its AfterBurner software.

Good to know. Thanks for posting.
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What about removing/changing the HSF?
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What about removing/changing the HSF?
Most companies don't allow changing of the stock hsf. Best bet is to buy an aftermarket hsf but keep the stock one just in-case you need to RMA it.
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