My Radeon 4870 has been crashing constantly lately. The computer will not shut down, but the monitor just loses signal.
From the moment I turn my computer on, the D601 red LED light is on. I have looked in GPU-Z and the temperature is at a constant 44C right now with the light on. Its like in the 60s in load. The card usually crashes when I'm playing games, but it has also crashed randomly when I'm just browsing the internet. I also often hear a faint screeching/squeeling sound coming from the video card during normal use. I'm pretty sure that temperatures aren't the problem though because I have a good third party heatsink + fan.
D601 is supposed to be power issue, but I have a good Corsair 750W which I think should be enough... here are my specs
Everything except the SSD is about 2 years old, and I never had this problem until about 2 months ago. The SSD is about 3 or 4 months old.
What could the problem be? Also, should I cease using my computer until I fix this problem? I can usually run it okay with not too many crashes when I need it for work... but the constant high pitched noise and red light makes me afraid I am destroying it...
My PSU has a bunch of 6pin PCI-E connectors. I plugged in new ones, and the problem has not been solved. Please note that like I said, this card has worked well for almost 2 years so I don't think it would be a problem of me having anything connected wrong or something.