I seem to be having an odd sort of problem. With my HP, I've been running great from last December on the different Ubuntus that were made available over this year. But it would seem, that since 11.10 (although I am not quite sure, it started around 10th November), I have the odd temperature problem, stopping my computer from responding and just going into a full-on fan-run - and the only way out is to hard-reboot the PC.
Now I know this sounds like a hardware issue. This is also why I sent in the PC to HP, and after a month of repairs, the only thing HP has done is reinstall their Win7 mix, filled with ads, but I wasn't all sure.
So I tried not to complain too much, and reinstalled Ubuntu, but less than a day into it, the PC started shutting down again if used "normally"... Chrome and Skype at the same time for example. I also decided to have a test with Win7, which I left in Dual, and there, it doesn't seem to be a problem, even if I open quite a few more programs to fiddle with...
I installed 2 bits to measure temperature, and it would seem that at around 62-63, it shuts down.
My question (finally) would be if there is any way to change the maximum temperature (unless 63° was a normal max temperature), or a way to reduce energy consumption in some way so that it doesn't force me to reboot the moment I use 2 programs...
Thanks a bunch for your help!