Do I need to replace my Radeon 6870?

I am running on an XFX Radeon 6870. I have 3 monitors, 2 24", 1 20". Recently my drivers started crashing and I got an error message "Your display drivers crashed but have been succesfully recovered". My screens would go black for a few seconds, then come back on. Now just in the past week my comp has been shutting off and its been giving me the error message of "Windows must shut down to prevent damage to the hardware". So I am guessing my 6870 just cant handle this, and its time for a new card, is this correct?

If a new card is needed, I am looking at the XFX radeon 6970, will that be able to get the job done on my 3 monitor setup? (Games I play are WoW and Starcraft, not eyefinity.)
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  1. It is not your monitors killing the card. It can be your card failing but can as well be your PSU, have you monitored temps on the card? Warranty on the card? Rest of your system specs?
  2. I have an 850w powersupply. How can I post the rest of my specs? And yes I have a warranty of the card.
  3. CPU?
    and so on make and model!
    HD6970 will do the job but if you really have a failing card then you should be able to RMA. Best way to make sure is to try the card in a different computer if possible.
  4. I had the similar issue at the end my cart gave up completely...I tried to work with support but only thing they recommended was drivers removal and reinstall never worked then it just crushed and RMAed it.
  5. i5-2500k

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    I removed my card from my computer, and now I am running my monitor using my motherboards DVI port, and all is going smooth, so it has to be my card. It was an xfx card, so its a lifetime warranty, so im lucky for that.
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