I successfully installed opensuse 12.1.
After heavy load the computer stops for cpu temperature reasons. I also do not hear any cpu fan “running”.
I installed the sensors package and can read the sensors:
First and foremost, anyone having over heating problems with their laptop or PC and the computer is over a year old and you have never blown the dust out of its heat sinks, you should immediately turn off your computer and visit your local PC shop, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Office Max or any other such location and purchase at least one, but most likely two, cans of duster spray. For a PC, shut off power and unplug the Power Cable. For a Laptop, turn off, unplug the power adapter and perhaps pop out the main battery. Next, blow out the dust from all heat sinks, around the CPU, the Graphics card and the Power Supply. For a Laptop, blast air into any vents around the PC, first in one side and then the other. One can be amazed at the amount of dust that can build up. Do not dismiss doing this out of hand. If you search the forums here, you will find example after example of amazed users finding dust build up they did not know was going on. I suggest you buy two cans because this stuff gets very cold and will freeze up, reducing the air flow until it warms back up to room temperature.
Now, once you know you have a clean PC, lets see what else you can do. One thing is for sure, the faster the CPU runs, the hotter that it can get. I suggest you read through oldcpu’s blog on power issues and the Linux kernel here:
Finally, its for sure the kernel version you have installed effects how well your CPU speed and heat control works. You can install the latest stable kernel 3.2.9 from kernel.org using my bash script here: