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  1. nflesher87

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    Ok so I got in my new parts (i.e. motherboard, ram, etc) and I was wondering whether it is safe to apply new thermal compound (AS5) to the heatsinks?
    By doing so am I voiding the warranty?
    Also if I reapply thermal compound immediately and say, realize the mobo is DOA am I screwed since I messed with it?
     
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    CPU heatsink = warranty intact, NB/SB = warranty possibly void :(

    But TBH, they wont even know youve touched it if you dont tell them (the store/site you got the parts from) in the event of you needing to return/RMA one of your parts ;)
     
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    good to know thanks :)
     
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    np m8, what they dont know, doesnt hurt them ;) Hopefully all your parts will be fine :D
     
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    haha for sure
     
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    LOL, its the same with graphics cards...if you overclock them too much and kill them (RIP 9800Pro :) ) but RMA them anyway as they cant tell if its been overclocked ;)
     

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