recently, my PC just shut down when i'm playing games, so as usual i suspected the fan got clogged with dust,
thus i cleaned my gfx card n make sure no dust etc.
but then after i play games, i noticed the temp rise up to 110++ Celsius quickly
the weird thing is that the fan is spinning strongly (not wobbly), so the fan is still okay i guess
then i touched the heatsink, its not hot at all
but the card is quite hot
so i suspected that the thermal compound not transferring the heat to the heatsink properly
is that right? what else could cause this problem?
ur Massage looks like that ur Sink is loosed by any reason .. thrml cmpnd will b required bt check the clips or screws of sink b4. if the sink is proparly fixed even with less cmpnd it doesnt give such temp. check ,, BTW i had bought 4870 in the back days and its normal temp was 60 to 70 so i sent it back just as i bought it these card have alot heat