My laptop (an HP with an i3 chip) overheats like crazy every time I run a resource heavy process (like a large compilation, extracting large tarballs or ... playing Flash).
I am currently looking into some cooling solutions but got the idea of limiting global CPU consumption. I figured that if the CPU is capped, chances are the temperature will stop increasing frantically, and I'm willing to sacrifice a little performance in order to get the job done.
- Am I wrong in my reasoning?
- How can I proceed to cap the CPU usage overall?
If it helps, I'm running Debian.