Should I step up with evga gtx 470 fermi

I have EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
Should I go with evga's Step Up program?
Can I get my card's overclocked version for free?
By the way I remowed the barcode tag from video card. Is that problem for step up?
Minimal techinal terms please.
Thanks much.
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  1. 1.i dont see why you shouldnt.

    2.yes, overclocking as much as you want is absolutely free but it'll void your warranty

    3. no it isn't a problem for it


    just watch your temperatures while you're doing it and make sure they're not unusually high ( gtx470s always run friggin hot).
  2. LOL Hot? These cards seem like they run cool at a peak of 80c under heavy load compared to my eVGA 9800GX2 that was cooking at nearly 100c under load and 65c idle temp!
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