After searching around on this, there seems to be three possible fixes.
Just reinstall openSUSE after a backup of your Data or doing a custom partition where you format the root / partition but only mount your /home and not formatting it. Then reinstall all applications.
Its possible your PC is over heating. You don’t say much about it or its age, but perhaps it is time to blow out all of the dust for any PC over one year old. Laptop’s can have this problem if never cleaned out.
Maybe you need a newer kernel. Kernel 3.6 has been released you can install if you like:
Reinstalling OS is not an option. There are loads of applications I have installed and need to use.
My PC is over six years old. The monitor and DVD writer were replaced a little over a year ago, and the webcam is also about the same age. Rest all is old. If by blowing out the dust, you meant the cleaning of hardware, then I do that every couple of months.
I installed the newer kernel as you suggested. That seems to have succeeded.
Sadly there is no one online on Skype to test if this solved the problem. I will post an update on this thread when I make my next Skype video call.
I am happy to hear that a newer kernel did help. If we only knew why for sure. Perhaps its better at handling multimedia or perhaps it is just more efficient and thus not over heating your CPU. But good news is good to hear. Let us know if we can help you in any other way.