Today I have discovered a new favourite word: nontroversy. I think it perfectly encapsulates the recent noises that have been swirling around the release of the AMD Ryzen 2 processors and the discovery of something in the FAQ for their CPU warranty - using a cooler other than the one provided invalidates it.
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For the last few years the FAQ support pages about the warranty of AMD processors has stated that your warranty is not valid if you use a processor other than the one in the box. Even if it were something AMD were actively pursuing it would be next to impossible to police; it was essentially a caveat to avoid chip replacements due to the end user jamming an unsuitable cooler on top of their processor.