Thursday September 20, 2018

NVIDIA Scanner Voids Your RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti Warranty

Talking to NVIDIA support about using the NVIDIA Scanner overclocking tool for the new RTX cards, NVIDIA support did suggest that using NVIDIA Scanner was "not recommended," and it would invalidate my RTX 2080 warranty. It also suggested that EVGA developed Scanner, and not NVIDIA, however we all know that is not true. This is much in the same vein as AMD Precision Boost Overdrive, that will also invalidate your warranty. Not exactly huge breaking news, but I did think this was worth noting, as a lot tinfoil hat folks have suggested that NVIDIA driver telemetry could be tracking this, which might be an issue if you purchased the cards directly from NVIDIA. On a Win 10 system, you can open up Task Scheduler and disable all NVIDIA items that are scheduled to turn off those telemetry callbacks.

UPDATE - 7:22PM: We reached out to NVIDIA PR, which has not answered any of our questions lately due to us not signing its NDA, but it did react to this headline.

Hi, this is not true. It does not void the warranty.

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