RMClock & Warranty

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  1. SmoothTofu

    SmoothTofu Inspiron 1420 Owner

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    I'm wondering, has anyone's warranty ever been voided for undervolting their CPU? I'm a little nervous right now because I couldn't get RMClock off of my laptop before it was sent into repair for a messed up display (although I'm pretty sure it was disabled).
     
  2. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    i highly doubt rmclock would void the warranty.
    The service technicians at Dell just fix the problem.
    They arent going to search for software on your drive for potentially changing system performance.

    K-TRON
     
  3. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    It might void the warranty if you were overclocking or overvolting, but RightMark won't be a problem. You can only set things lower than factory settings, not higher.
     
  4. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Actually, RMClock can undervolt and make the CPU unstable. But as long as you followed the guide, you should be ok.
     
  5. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    True, but in that case, the worst that will ever happen is a blue screen error. As soon as the voltage is set higher, everything will perform normally.
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Isn't undervolting at standard clock speed, essentially he same as normal voltage with an overclock? It could essentially be a ULV CPU vs a normal CPU. If too much OCing at normal voltage, leads to CPU damage, then theoretically too much undervolting at standard clock speed could also damage it. I mean I still agree that the warranty should still be ok, but I guess I'm just asking on a theoretical basis.
     
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    Mastershroom wat

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    Common misconception. Overclocking on standard voltage doesn't cause damage. It's excessive overvolting that causes damage. It's just that people usually only overvolt when they're also overclocking.

    The only thing that happens when you try to run a CPU with insufficient voltage for its clock speed is a) if you're already in Windows, it will cause a blue screen error, and if you're just booting up, it will fail POST.
     
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    yotano211 Notebook Evangelist

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    i have been running my HP 2510p undervolted at .85 running at 1.33 for 1 year straight without any warranty problems. i have sent the laptop back for cleaning only 2 times in all that time without HP saying anything, but my HP has one of the best warranties possible, 3 years international standard deal.
     
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