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2019/05/17 20:54:07 (permalink)
Does the EVGA allow the exchange of the thermal paste and even the cooler as long as the backplate and the warranty seal are not removed?

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than factory thermal paste?
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 21:14:01 (permalink)
    Yes, EVGA allows you to change the Thermal Paste and even the Thermal Pads and Coolers.
    I use TF8 or MX-4 myself.
     
    And there is no "warranty seal" on the back. It is a seal to let the EVGA Tech that the card was worked on.
    EVGA does sell a Hybrid Kit and the Hydro Copper Water Block so you would have to remove the current Cooler to put one of this other coolers on.
    Just do not mess with the Stickers that have your Serial Number on it.
    But sometime they fall off so if it does make sure you put it in a safe place, one of mine did and I put it in the Retail Box the Card came in.
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 21:25:16 (permalink)
    Leonardohlb
    Does the EVGA allow the exchange of the thermal paste and even the cooler as long as the backplate and the warranty seal are not removed?

    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than factory thermal paste?


     
    Yes, you're allowed to.  As long as the GPU is sent back for RMA in it's original state with the exception of the TIM, you're good to go.

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 21:25:45 (permalink)
    Hello there,
    You can open the card up to reapply thermal Paste; This will not void the warranty on the card. 
    There is a sticker on the back of the card over one of the screws, this is so that we know if the card was opened if it is sent in for an RMA.
    As a side note, there are a few things that can void our warranties, few examples are, removed serial or manufacturers stickers, liquid damage or physical damage.
    More information here: https://www.evga.com/warranty/graphics-cards/
    If you do plan to replace the cooler with a water block or a third party cooler, you will need to keep the original cooler.
    In the event that the unit needs to be sent in for warranty, the unit would have to be in factory condition with all components.
    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 21:28:50 (permalink)
    Yes, it is One of the Many reasons to Buy EVGA cards

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 21:30:23 (permalink)
    One of the main reasons why I stick with Evga.

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 22:42:18 (permalink)
    So I can change everything if I want but I need to keep everything well maintained if I need the warranty and I should send everything assembled and complete as original...

    Okay, thank you so much to everyone for these wonderful answers!

    But what about thermal paste the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than the original thermal paste?
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 22:46:29 (permalink)
    I'm thinking of doing this because I have a 212x left over here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-5WEgZhCec
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/17 23:40:22 (permalink)
    Leonardohlb
    So I can change everything if I want but I need to keep everything well maintained if I need the warranty and I should send everything assembled and complete as original...

    Okay, thank you so much to everyone for these wonderful answers!

    But what about thermal paste the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than the original thermal paste?




    It might be a slight improvement but that is all up to your personal preference.  I personally like MX-4 but might venture with Grizzly down the road some day but I really like MX-4 though. lol
     
    Leonardohlb
    I'm thinking of doing this because I have a 212x left over here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-5WEgZhCec




    Don't think that's a great idea unless you want to experiment I guess.  All up to you as long as you don't damage the GPU.

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 01:06:41 (permalink)
    As stated above make sure to keep the original cooler.

    As for thermal paste replacement don’t expect a big difference in most cases the best thermal compound and decent is just like 2C. The cooler itself is what matters more then the compound.

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 08:30:03 (permalink)
    Leonardohlb
    I'm thinking of doing this because I have a 212x left over here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-5WEgZhCec
    But what about thermal paste the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than the original thermal paste?

    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is good Thermal Paste, you will need to test it yourself to see if it is better or not than the OEM Paste
     
     
    I highly recommend that you Do Not Do This
     

     
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 08:41:16 (permalink)
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    So I can change everything if I want but I need to keep everything well maintained if I need the warranty and I should send everything assembled and complete as original...

    Okay, thank you so much to everyone for these wonderful answers!

    But what about thermal paste the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than the original thermal paste?




    It might be a slight improvement but that is all up to your personal preference.  I personally like MX-4 but might venture with Grizzly down the road some day but I really like MX-4 though. lol
     




    +1
     
    Doing a Quality application can make the biggest difference --> you Must cover the entire GPU & not trap Air bubbles
     
    When trying to set Record in Benchmarking every degree C matters ---> Gaming - I doubt you will see a difference between any quality TIM ---> On Your Screen

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 19:20:02 (permalink)
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    Leonardohlb
    So I can change everything if I want but I need to keep everything well maintained if I need the warranty and I should send everything assembled and complete as original...

    Okay, thank you so much to everyone for these wonderful answers!

    But what about thermal paste the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is better than the original thermal paste?




    It might be a slight improvement but that is all up to your personal preference.  I personally like MX-4 but might venture with Grizzly down the road some day but I really like MX-4 though. lol
     




    +1
     
    Doing a Quality application can make the biggest difference --> you Must cover the entire GPU & not trap Air bubbles
     
    When trying to set Record in Benchmarking every degree C matters ---> Gaming - I doubt you will see a difference between any quality TIM ---> On Your Screen


    -1 to EVGA The application of the factory thermal paste was with air bubbles, so I think it's very likely that I'll go change the thermal compound to make sure mine does not have these air bubbles. https://forums.evga.com/2080-Ti-Black-with-hybrid-cooler-m2955848.aspx
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 20:12:49 (permalink)
    OK, just check the TIM & change it if you think its an issue on your card
     
    Just be careful Not to cause any damage to the card

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/18 21:40:30 (permalink)
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    OK, just check the TIM & change it if you think its an issue on your card
     
    Just be careful Not to cause any damage to the card


    Do not worry, before you were born I was already doing mods on Soyo LGA478, after play the best NFSU on an MX200.
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 06:24:43 (permalink)
    Also allows bios exchange? From what I'm seeing are there bios that provide superior feed, or does EVGA already have those bios with consumption limits above the factory model? Is the board model 11G-P4-2281-KR this come with a standard 310w or 280w bios?
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 10:14:43 (permalink)
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    Also allows bios exchange? From what I'm seeing are there bios that provide superior feed, or does EVGA already have those bios with consumption limits above the factory model? Is the board model 11G-P4-2281-KR this come with a standard 310w or 280w bios?




    That GPU which I also own is limited to 112% Power Target.  Check the other SKU's as they have higher Power Targets.  If you wanted a higher TP and for benching, that would cost you $400+.
     
    You could use a 3rd party BIOS to increase it but you'll void your warranty so I think it's not worth it and you're not guaranteed it would improve anythging. 

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 10:17:29 (permalink)
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    Also allows bios exchange? From what I'm seeing are there bios that provide superior feed, or does EVGA already have those bios with consumption limits above the factory model? Is the board model 11G-P4-2281-KR this come with a standard 310w or 280w bios?


    Flashing the vbios to another won't void the warranty as long as you're able to restore the vbios to the original one before sending it in for service. The limits for that card is 250w default, and 280w max.



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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 10:19:15 (permalink)
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    Flashing the vbios to another won't void the warranty as long as you're able to restore the vbios to the original one before sending it in for service. The limits for that card is 250w default, and 280w max.




    Can they still damage their GPU and what happens if they brick it?  Warranty still intact?

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 10:22:05 (permalink)
    Damage won't occur as the card will still have all its protections in place when flashing to another vbios. Bricking the card is possible, but you can easily restore function to the card by following this guide if you do happen to brick the card.

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 10:29:44 (permalink)
     

     
    I highly recommend that you Do Not Do This
     

     


    that's crazy

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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 16:16:16 (permalink)
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    Also allows bios exchange? From what I'm seeing are there bios that provide superior feed, or does EVGA already have those bios with consumption limits above the factory model? Is the board model 11G-P4-2281-KR this come with a standard 310w or 280w bios?




    That GPU which I also own is limited to 112% Power Target.  Check the other SKU's as they have higher Power Targets.  If you wanted a higher TP and for benching, that would cost you $400+.
     
    You could use a 3rd party BIOS to increase it but you'll void your warranty so I think it's not worth it and you're not guaranteed it would improve anythging. 
    I have no intention of switching to another model until this model is coming from RMA of a 1080TI, I just want to know about the limitations of bios, I find it easier to use a better cooler and keep low temperatures and high clock than to change the bios , at least it is more guaranteed.
    post edited by Leonardohlb - 2019/05/24 17:15:33
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/24 16:49:35 (permalink)
    Delirious

    I highly recommend that you Do Not Do This
     


    that's crazy

    Indeed


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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 10:49:22 (permalink)
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    I highly recommend that you Do Not Do This
     


    that's crazy

    Indeed


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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 11:28:44 (permalink)
    Have fun with your experiment ....
     
    RE Warranty & Flashing Single BIOS Cards --->if BIOS is Not stock the RMA would be declined
     
    Leonardohlb
    Cool GTX
    OK, just check the TIM & change it if you think its an issue on your card
     
    Just be careful Not to cause any damage to the card


    Do not worry, before you were born I was already doing mods on Soyo LGA478, after play the best NFSU on an MX200.


     
     
     
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 12:44:25 (permalink)
    Nah a STU-III worked best back in the day.


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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 13:42:41 (permalink)
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    remember when the Best way to send your code to the mainframe was with a rotary Dial phone & you placed in the handset in the receiver --> I do
     


     


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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 19:25:08 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Have fun with your experiment ....
     
    RE Warranty & Flashing Single BIOS Cards --->if BIOS is Not stock the RMA would be declined


    As I said above, I do not think it is worth modifying the bios, just wanted information on the bios that comes on this board from EVGA, but using a better cooler to keep temperatures lower and clocks higher is a better option.
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    Re: Does EVGA allow the exchange of thermal paste and cooler without losing the warranty? 2019/05/25 19:30:59 (permalink)
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    remember when the Best way to send your code to the mainframe was with a rotary Dial phone & you placed in the handset in the receiver --> I do
     


    Sorry but I've never been a fan of old phones, I currently prefer to make babies.
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    Can anyone know if it is possible to install arctic accelero III or IV on the 2080ti black?
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