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Can I RMA a card if it's been overclocked?

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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 12:52:10 PM

while overclocking, did you damage the card by any chance?
August 26, 2010 12:58:39 PM

no... it was a mild oc
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August 26, 2010 12:59:33 PM

from 725 to 800... but two days later, the card started artifacting in the windows desktop
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 1:09:06 PM

read this example of RMA T&C's, this clashing with Limited Warranty!

in my experience as an Attourney, take it back and try your luck! the clauses are very ambiguous and you can work your way through the application!

just my thought

August 26, 2010 1:12:23 PM

okay... and the artifact is persistent even at stock...
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 1:13:04 PM

then return by all means!!!
August 26, 2010 1:33:07 PM

yeah... I really need them to replace this... I'm a 15 year old kid, and it took me 5 months to save up for this.

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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 1:37:54 PM

you're a 15 year old kid and already a regular on Tom's? thats saying something!!

yeah take it back!! and show that cute face of yours, throw a tantrum and i'm sure you'll get away with it!! (only kidding though)

best of luck!!

August 26, 2010 2:41:59 PM

thanks mate... I'm gonna need it. And unfortunately, I can't pull the 15 year old needing a replacement routine 'cause I bought through newegg... anyways, I appreciate the help guys.
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 3:52:18 PM

Yeah just don't mention overclocking and send it back.
August 26, 2010 3:53:17 PM

rofl... I paid for this thing... and he doesn't know jack about computers...
August 26, 2010 3:55:03 PM

can't they tell if it's been overclocked?
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 3:59:32 PM

Not unless you BIOS flashed it with the OC, but even then you could just flash back to stock. If you OCed it using something like MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision or whatever other program, then no they can't tell.

If you were to plug the GPU into another computer, it would just read like a stock card.
August 26, 2010 4:35:26 PM

okay... so you all think I'll be able to get a new one... how long do you think it'll take?
November 7, 2010 10:58:49 AM

Best answer selected by Martin 71.
a c 271 U Graphics card
November 7, 2010 12:08:55 PM

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