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Does OC void GPU Warranties? Galaxy/Evga.

Last response: in Overclocking
June 25, 2011 7:47:08 AM

Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if overclocking your video card voided your warranty. Im looking at a galaxy vs evga card on newegg and the difference is 20$. Galaxy comes with 2 years warranty, evga with limited lifetime.

So does OCing the Galaxy card void its 2 year warranty?
Does ocing the EVGA card void its lifetime limited warranty?
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2011 3:39:43 PM

Yes, overclocking would void the warranties. If you buy a factory-overclocked graphics card, overclocking it higher on your own will also void the warranty.

Of course, that assumes that they can prove you were overclocking.
June 25, 2011 8:53:40 PM

Unless the bios are flashed (or there are burn marks on it), EVGA will honor the warranty terms.

EDIT: Grammar :/ 
a b U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
June 26, 2011 8:29:53 AM

Im not sure how other brands apply, but MSI actually keep your card in warranty if you overclock using MSI Afterburner. I THINK once you start tweaking the power voltages however it will void warranty although im not certain on that one, it may still be covered.