Warranty policies can be pretty irritating especially the warranty void if the sticker is removed policy which is illegal but has not been enforced upon much. Asus warranty policy has now been updated and according to the new guidelines, users can reapply thermal paste on their graphics cards without the risk of voiding warranty.
Even though the Asus warranty policy now allows you to do such a thing, you still need to be careful because if you damage the graphics card Asus can refuse to replace or fix it under the terms of the warranty. While this might not seem to be an issue for most users trust me when I say that enthusiasts were very annoyed by the fact that they could not repaste their graphics cards without voiding the warranty.
The changes made to the policy are as follows and you can see the before and after for yourself.
The Product has been tampered with, repaired and/or modified by non-authorized personnel;Damage caused to this Product(s) by you or any non-authorized third party.
The warranty seals have been broken or altered;
It is nice to know that these changes to the Asus warranty policy have been made and now PC enthusiasts can have a little peace of mind when opening up their graphics cards. This might encourage other graphics cards makers to follow suit as well. That is something we will have to wait and see.
It is worth knowing that the thermal paste does not damage the graphics card and using less will surely be harmful than using a little more than needed. If you are applying a reasonable amount of thermal paste then you should be in the clear. For more information regarding the matter stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the updated Asus warranty policy and whether or not this is something that you have been affected by. Would you be more inclined to get an Asus graphics card now that you know that your warranty will remain intact if you choose to open up your graphics card in order to change the thermal paste?