Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 


Journeyman III

Radeon HD 7870 shutting down at 60 degrees C. Time for a new one?

Shuts down pc whan it hits 60 degrees C. 

4 Replies

How do I pull that info up?

Journeyman III

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MIKES-PC
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model To be filled by O.E.M.
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F8, 5/31/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.24441"
User Name Mikes-PC\Mike
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 12.5 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.3 GB
Page File Space 0 bytes


I would inspect the card itself. Make sure the fan is running. Make sure it is clean. Blow the heat sink out with air. If that alone does not help. It may be time to replace the thermal grease on the gpu and pads on the memory and vrm's. It is a little work and not too expensive to do this. You can google and there are videos showing how. You can get kits on-line for the grease and pads. If this is a task you don't want to try, that card is getting pretty old and you can certainly get a better than equivilent card pretty cheap.