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    Default NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Read the article here.

    I'm not sure how I feel about this, as I'm not directly affected in terms of not owning a EVGA 680 Classified. There has to be some underlying reason NVIDIA is restricting the modifications to current voltage regulators in their cards.

    In hindsight, it takes some of the fun out of overclocking. Knowing you're losing the chance to push your hardware a little further can certainly cause some buyers remorse. I know I feel that way sometimes about my 670s and their limited overclocking potential.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    wow really you learn something new every day. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesLT3 View Post
    I can understand why this would be a problem. The idea that they would be applying that much voltage, enough to reduce the lifespan of the product, without most customers knowing is almost criminal in a sense. However, allowing an experienced enthusiast to change the voltage of their card, if they so desire, is a different situation.

    Very interesting story though, I was looking at their cards lately and loved the design; however, I may have to rethink MSI a bit because of the ethics behind their power editions.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    The problem with letting 'experienced' people over-volt their product is that when they go too far and fry the card, most of them will want to RMA it.
    They don't want to open that avenue up to people. Consider it as damage control before the fact.

    I don't blame them either.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    The problem with letting 'experienced' people over-volt their product is that when they go too far and fry the card, most of them will want to RMA it.
    They don't want to open that avenue up to people. Consider it as damage control before the fact.

    I don't blame them either.
    Wouldn't RMAs be handled through the manufacturer or distributor, though? I'm kind of new to the field, but doesn't NVIDIA just design the reference card? It just feels weird that they have so much control over the manufacturer's "artistic license". It would be pretty understandable if they had a large royalty on it though.

    Either way, I guess we can consider overclocking "freedom" one of the few black and white differences between NVIDIA and AMD.
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    The problem with letting 'experienced' people over-volt their product is that when they go too far and fry the card, most of them will want to RMA it.
    They don't want to open that avenue up to people. Consider it as damage control before the fact.

    I don't blame them either.
    But Nvidia doesn't have anything to do with RMAs, it's EVGA, ASUS etc that are loosing the money from an RMA and obviously it isn't that much if they could afford to release these cards...

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    But Nvidia doesn't have anything to do with RMAs, it's EVGA, ASUS etc that are loosing the money from an RMA and obviously it isn't that much if they could afford to release these cards...
    Nope, Nvidea probably pays a percentage of the price on returns. That is probably why they are stopping it.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Nope, Nvidea probably pays a percentage of the price on returns. That is probably why they are stopping it.
    They should've just said they wont pay that percentage on cards with voltage control or just not pay it at all rather than just stopping it all together...

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Puts an End to EVGA EVBot Port Modification

    It's easy, refuse RMAs for people who overvolt past x%. Problem solved. It lets the people who want to push the cards, push, and the people who only tinker a little or not at all stay within those bounds. Everyone wins. People who overvolt know the risk they are taking anyway, seems silly to give them any leeway with RMAs.

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