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Does modifying GPU fan speed via software breach warranty?

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April 21, 2013 4:04:20 PM

Hello,

Just wanted to confirm that changing fan settings, and nothing else, through a program like MSI AB does not make a warranty void or voidable. I have PNY XLR8 560 ti. On PNY's site it mentions something about modifying fans would void it but I assume this is if you remove the fan that came with the card, and is not referring to creating custom fan profiles and the like...
April 21, 2013 4:09:40 PM

i would imagine they mean modifying the fans or heatsink physically

they probably even provide software to modify or make fan speed profiles
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April 21, 2013 4:13:28 PM

Yes removing the fan(s) or installing aftermarket cooling or installing a water loop is the sprit of voiding the warranty. They couldn't tell if you cooked their card with afterburner or not as long as the card was never taken apart.
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April 21, 2013 4:32:46 PM

If you mean going into Afterburner and setting a fan profile, no, not in the slightest. If you mean hotgluing 29 fans onto your card, then yea probably.
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April 21, 2013 4:43:13 PM

modifying anything regarding about a fan through software will not void your warranty.

You only void your warranty when you do something physically to it.
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April 22, 2013 8:49:47 AM

thanks for the info
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