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FAQ ID # 55
Last Update : 2017/06/07
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Question / Issue
Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

EVGA’s motherboard and graphics card components are designed for and intended for enthusiasts. To be perfectly clear, overclocking will NOT VOID your warranty. This means that you are free to do any type or level of overclocking you like, including traditional means, such as by using the BIOS/UEFI (for motherboards); software overclocking with EVGA utilities, such as Precision XOC or E-LEET; or even thirdparty software utilities. If the motherboard or card fails due to overclocking, you’re covered.

Likewise, EVGA understands that enthusiasts are not always satisfied with the provided stock cooling options. Replacing heatsinks, fans, or thermal grease will NOT VOID your warranty. Want to install a waterblock on your new motherboard or graphics card? No problem. Planning on a long benching session with a DICE/LN2 pot? Good luck on the benching, but your warranty will still be intact after you’ve set new world records.

Of course, there are some limitations to our warranties. If an EVGA motherboard or graphics card sustains physical (i.e. damage to the PCB or component due to slippage with a hand tool) or liquid damage, the warranty is void. Similarly, permanent changes to components or the PCB will void your warranty, including the removal of preattached components soldered to the board, or the addition of components that are not removable without heat or solvents. In other words, you may use Precision XOC to raise the voltage on your graphics card while overclocking, but you may not solder on another power connector as an alternative.

If the product fails within the warranty period, you must return the product to its original configuration. This means ALL original heatsinks and fans must be reattached as they were when it was first shipped. Even if the product no longer works, it must be returned to its original state before sending it in. If you no longer have the original heatsinks you may be charged for the missing parts.

The EVGA warranty covers overclocking ONLY to EVGA products; EVGA is NOT responsible for damage caused to components manufactured by other companies. Before overclocking your system, check with the manufacturer of your other components to ensure that you will not void the warranty on those parts due to overclocking.

Due to the uniqueness of every system, EVGA Customer Support cannot assist you with overclocking. For overclocking assistance, please visit our Community Forums at http://forums.evga.com


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