CPU Fan Noise when opening Firefox and browsing through websites

Hello!

I am new to this distro but finding it quite odd, that my CPU is going wild everytime i go and open a firefox tab enter a webadresse. Can it be something with the ram i am using or do i need to update my BIOS?

UPDATE: Especially when i go back and forth 2 web adresses its really making the cpu work fan noise raise , other simple programs startup also tends to fire up the CPU shortly and the afterwards settling down. I saw on another post that people also find firefox slow maybe this is the case as well?

Info: 
Operating System: Garuda Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.78.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 7.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 5500
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System:    Kernel: 5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1
           parameters: intel_pstate=passive BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-tkg-bmq
           root=UUID=6f39cde9-da25-4315-a020-9f5a82704ac5 rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3
           vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BWS0J400 v: ThinkPad T450s serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10
           serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BWS0J400 v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: JBET73WW (1.37 ) date: 08/14/2019
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.9 Wh condition: 16.5/23.2 Wh (71%) volts: 12.2/11.1 model: SANYO 45N1773 type: Li-ion
           serial: <filter> status: Unknown
           ID-2: BAT1 charge: 18.0 Wh condition: 18.1/23.5 Wh (77%) volts: 12.6/11.4 model: LGC 45N1127 type: Li-ion
           serial: <filter> status: Unknown
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell family: 6 model-id: 3D (61)
           stepping: 4 microcode: 2F L2 cache: 3 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18377
           Speed: 2241 MHz min/max: 500/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2241 2: 2227 3: 2266 4: 2282
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
           Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1616
           class ID: 0300
           Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 2-8:8 chip ID: 04f2:b449 class ID: 0e02
           serial: <filter>
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1015x285mm (40.0x11.2") s-diag: 1054mm (41.5")
           Monitor-1: DP2-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 520x290mm (20.5x11.4") diag: 595mm (23.4")
           Monitor-2: DP2-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 520x290mm (20.5x11.4") diag: 595mm (23.4")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:160c
           class ID: 0403
           Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9ca0 class ID: 0403
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19.0
           chip ID: 8086:15a2 class ID: 0200
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:095b
           class ID: 0280
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 2-7:7 chip ID: 8087:0a2a
           class ID: e001
           Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 167.68 GiB used: 31.77 GiB (18.9%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDSC2BF180A5L size: 167.68 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: LT6i scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 167.38 GiB size: 167.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 31.77 GiB (19.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 560 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
           maj-min: 8:1
           ID-3: /home raw size: 167.38 GiB size: 167.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 31.77 GiB (19.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-4: /var/log raw size: 167.38 GiB size: 167.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 31.77 GiB (19.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 167.38 GiB size: 167.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 31.77 GiB (19.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: 0.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2484
Info:      Processes: 240 Uptime: 28m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 4.14 GiB (54.1%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers:
           gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1510 lib: 367 Shell: fish v: 3.1.2 running in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.01

Can you be specific about the noise? Is it electrical, coil whine, fan noise... ?

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Hey Jonathon,

Thanks for replying.

I am using my Lenovo T450s with this distribution.

The noise is based primarily on the fan, when opening programs.