Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:17 PM
Actually, I dont know if this is still true or not, but using any other cooling device other then what is provided with the CPU automatically voids AMDs warranty. At least thats the way it used to be-they may have changed it, best way to find that out is to open up that little instruction booklet that came with the CPU, the warranty information is there. That being said, there is absolutly no way for them to know if you used aftermarket cooling or not unless you told them, and using a aftermarket cooler on the motherboard wont break the motherboards warranty in most cases-but again, wouldnt hurt to check the warranty information that is in the instruction manual.
With most AMD motherboards, the bracket is either held on by 4 screws, or 4 plastic clips. the clips pop out rather easily, and theres rarely anything under them if there is its usually two sided tape, and comes off with ease. As long as your careful, removal is fairly easy, and you can put them back on afterwards if you ever have to return the motherboard.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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