i highly doubt that they can, since video card overclocking is driver based (usually) and processor/memory overclocking is motherboard bios based. unless you switch bios's on a video card, i doubt theyd know. however, it is interesting to note that intel cpu's do have an identifiable id code that can be read with software so it is a possibility that it might mark itself as overclocked and read when it is sent in.
Cool- thanks for the reply dude. So is saying they'll void our warranty just a scare tactic to stop us from getting more bang for our buck? OC'ing is fun, and I think i'm learning more about computers in the process.
anybody who tells you that will f*ck up your hardware from overclocking is retarded. just don't screw with the built-in features on a video card and make SURE heat is down and you'll have plenty of success.
That's an interesting question, hhmmm, I never thought about it. Well overclocking the CPU generates lots of heat due to increase of voltage. So, if you return a broken/fried cpu due to overclocking I think the manufacturer would know it if they see the CPU fried.
Does anybody have successfully returned a fried CPU and got a replacement?