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Spock
Brisbane, Queensland
2126 posts
So say i want a laptop. (for sc2 - 17inch)
and it has a 5200rpm hdd but room for a 2nd, am i going to void the warranty if i

a) put a 2nd hdd in,

b)move the os to that hdd.
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XaltD
Queensland
1182 posts
I would say no you wouldn't void the warranty as the warranty only covers existing hard ware, would def check with supplier though, if it's a samsung laptop, call samsung and ask.
09:36pm 19/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3802 posts
Once you open it up you've voided warranty.
10:18pm 19/01/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6320 posts
Often you can get to HDD and RAM bays without voiding warranty. Especially in those huge 17" ones.

An ultrabook you probably will void warranty though.

Just remove the 5200rpm one while you're at it and start with a fresh install. The s*** they put on laptop's these days is horrible.

Else before playing any SC2 game online, just run the arcade map "Preloader" which preloads every animation and texture into your ram cache. That way it's only the initial load of sc2 and that arcade map. no jitter or slow loading once you've decided to 1v1.
02:51pm 20/01/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10795 posts
Those Dell Alienwares look pretty good and aren't too expensive.
03:04pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21179 posts
my asus EEEbox has a 5400RPM drive in it, pretty sure I remember seeing that I could take it out, put in another hard drive, and be all good warranty wise so long as the new hard drive wasn't the cause of failure should anything else go wrong.

Isn't that how apple's warranty thing works too? I see a few people put SSD's into macbook pros.
03:06pm 20/01/13 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8415 posts
Clicked thread expecting it to be about the Cabaret club..

Check with laptop supplier I guess. These days even Apple supply instructions how to change RAM & HDDs and I doubt they'd be pushing you to void your warranty.
04:13pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21183 posts
I doubt they'd be pushing you to void your warranty.
but when you inevitably f*** it up, you pay their "genius" people to fix it.
07:58pm 20/01/13 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7874 posts
What kinda laptop is it?
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parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7429 posts
am i going to void the warranty

As mentioned, check with the manufacturer.

Dell allows you to change the RAM and HDD on many of their models. They even make a manual available to show you how to disassemble the unit to do it.
12:58pm 21/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22124 posts
Remember to tip.
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