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Old 07-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD + Artic Silver = AMD warranty void.

i dont know if this is old new os what but apparently using artic silver with and AMD processor voids your warranty.

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The Tech Report - Thermal compound voids AMD processor warranties
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Default Re: AMD + Artic Silver = AMD warranty void.

This is an outrage. But I guess their reasoning could be that you are "modifying" the heatsink. LOL
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I guess it does void, but when is the last time you saw someone, use a processor's warranty?
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This is why we go Intel.
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I guess it does void, but when is the last time you saw someone, use a processor's warranty?
Heh, yeah, has anyone ... ever? Maybe a DOA, but other then that...
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Maybe this is because the processors are made with such precision and small margin of error, and that their labs are dust free and automated.
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Forgot to comment on the warranty aspect - it makes sense. They expect the stock stuff to do fine, and if you screw it up - well, that's your doing. But like that page says, "subject to", which would be insane depending on the actual cause (if they actually mess with it vs sending a new one).
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I guess it does void, but when is the last time you saw someone, use a processor's warranty?
LOL. i didn't even know processors have warranty...
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Exactly, so theres no need to worry. So butter up that thermal paste on there. Just kidding....place a rice grain sized dot on the processor.
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Well surely they'll never know. Just clean the thermal grease / compound thoroughly and don't tell them.
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