On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 15:04 +1100, Tony Crouch wrote: > Hi Rick, > Thanks for your suggestions. I have tried both of these and they do seem > to work for most processes, but there are still some which are keeping the > processor at 3Ghz (instead of the MAXSPEED specified 1.6Ghz) long enough > to cause trouble. > > I was wondering if there is any way of being more "forceful" with this > limit process? I would suggest contacting your hardware manufacturer. The cooling system in your laptop sounds inadequate - it may need a bios/firmware update or it may need to be serviced. Could be your fan(s) are not operating as they should be. A laptop should not run so hot that it crashes. It also should have sensors that throttle it down when it reaches a certain temp (and I believe you can configure cpuspeed to do that as well). If you can, try to replicate the issue in Windows. While no one should have to run windows to get a hardware manufacturer to acknowledge a problem, it seems too often be easier to do so - as they often will look for any reason to try and weasel out of their responsibility. If you have a job title that makes it look like you could be responsible for computer purchases for a large company (whether or not you actually are), putting that title on correspondence can help.