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Quick serial number question - Gigabyte 6950

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Does anyone know if the serial number on a Gigabyte 6950 card (or any 6950 for that matter) is stored or marked anywhere else in/on the card besides the two stickers on the outside of the card? Is it stored on any of the chips built onto the card? If the two serial number stickers were swapped between two identical cards and one had to be RMAed later, would Gigabyte be able to tell it was not the correct serial number? Just curious. Thanks guys!
 

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There might be one on the box.

Kinda shady don't ya think :p.
 
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Just curious you say? :p

As far as i knew the stickers on the card and box were the only form of id any card has past the standard ones for the model.
 

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A friend of mine had bought a Gigabyte 6950 shortly after I did. Mine is fine, but his has some issues now and he would like to swap it out with the place of purchase instead of dealing with the whole lengthy manufacturer RMA process. The only problem with that is that he had cut the UPC code off the box to mail off for a rebate so the seller won't swap the card since the UPC code isn't on the box. It got me wondering if there was any reason he couldn't just order a new identical card from the same place, swap the serial stickers and send back the defective one for refund. Either way it get's RMAed back to the manufacturer in the end. If he hadn't removed the UPC code for rebate then he could swap it with the seller, so no ones getting hosed, just making his RMA turn around quicker. I just wouldn't want him to have problems later down the road if he had to RMA the replacement card since the serial number was switched.. although as far I know the serial is just on those two stickers and that's the only way to ID the serial number of the card. I just wanted to confirm on here and see if anyone else had any insight. :)
 
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In a way that makes me glad there are no rebates in the UK :laugh: