Laptop Freezing but not indefinitely

So my laptop has been freezing a lot lately from what I believe is overheating. I haven't done any big changes other than trying to setup vfio on my laptop. All of which I reverted back manually. I would like to fix this issue myself rather than restore a pre-vfio backup. I don't think its a usb issue or snapshot issue because I have had them enabled all this time and everything was fine. But recently even the mere act of watching youtube and running the genshin launcher to download it freezes up the system. I tried to ctrl+alt+f1 and other commands but the system was completely frozen. The indefinitely part is because I would here bits of audio play after a few minutes of the video I was watching, nothing discernable.

I have thermald, auto-cpufreq, intel-undervolt.service(-120mv undervolt), garuda-powersave-tweaks and optimus-manager running with dynamic power management set to fine. This setup was working before and I would only experience complete system freezing on AC Valhalla run through proton. Or if I fullscreened Valheim for a few seconds. Though I believe the latter to be an issue with valheim because my temps would be reasonable.

I have tried to dmesg | grep thermal and it wielded nothing. However journalctl | grep thermal shows that the thermald service is being started and killed repeatedly. Here is a small snapshot of hte output:

-- Boot f31457de3dc94d698c94b0a172ebca09 --
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: mce: CPU0: Thermal monitoring enabled (TM1)
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal_sys: Registered thermal governor 'fair_share'
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal_sys: Registered thermal governor 'bang_bang'
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal_sys: Registered thermal governor 'step_wise'
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal_sys: Registered thermal governor 'user_space'
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal_sys: Registered thermal governor 'power_allocator'
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: ACPI: \_SB_.PR00: _OSC native thermal LVT Acked
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: thermal LNXTHERM:00: registered as thermal_zone0
Mar 25 18:05:25 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (25 C)
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: proc_thermal 0000:00:04.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 kernel: proc_thermal 0000:00:04.0: Creating sysfs group for PROC_THERMAL_PCI
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 systemd[1]: Starting Thermal Daemon Service...
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=t>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 systemd[1]: Started Thermal Daemon Service.
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
l", sender=":1.12" (uid=0 pid=537 comm="/usr/bin/thermald --systemd --dbus-enable --adapti") interface="org.f>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedeskt>
Mar 25 18:05:26 Igneel-G3-3590 dbus-daemon[523]: [system] Would reject message, 3 matched rules; type="method

Here is inxi -Fxxxxa

System:    Host: Igneel-G3-3590 Kernel: 5.11.11-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=6bffdc79-d9cf-4de9-a3aa-58bbfb0e7a9c rw [email protected] 
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
Console: tty pts/1 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: G3 3590 v: N/A serial: BTDPPT2 Chassis: type: 10 serial: BTDPPT2 
Mobo: Dell model: 0DKM3T v: A00 serial: /BTDPPT2/CNWSC0099O00S9/ UEFI: Dell v: 1.8.0 date: 11/11/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 48.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 48.1/51.0 Wh (94.3%) volts: 12.6 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL M4GWP98 
type: Li-poly serial: 17 status: Full 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-9750H socket: BGA1440 (U3E1) note: check bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: DE cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 12 MiB L3: 12 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 62431 
Speed: 2600 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz base/boost: 2600/2600 volts: 1.2 V ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 
1: 2600 2: 2600 3: 2601 4: 2600 5: 2600 6: 2601 7: 2600 8: 2600 9: 2600 10: 2600 11: 2601 12: 2600 
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 status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 460.67
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2191 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 0bda:5521 class-ID: 0e02
serial: 200901010001
Display: server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: sof-audio-pci
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0401
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.11-arch1-1 running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.24 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: e4:54:e8:3d:53:89
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel
port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: ac:d5:64:e3:a5:8f
IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: 52:54:00:1e:45:f9
Bluetooth: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 0cf3:e009 class-ID: e001
Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: AC:D5:64:E3:A5:90
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 1011.69 GiB (71.8%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520 NVMe WDC 512GB size: 476.94 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 rotation: SSD serial: 193561803497
rev: 20220012 temp: 44.9 C scheme: MBR
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 152d 6h cycles: 1,193 read-units: 44,193,655 [22.6 TB]
written-units: 49,581,461 [25.3 TB]
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 family: Mobile HDD size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: WES19P8R rev: ACM1
temp: 46 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 2y 37d 18h cycles: 3245 read: 52.23 TiB written: 38.39 TiB Old-Age:
g-sense error rate: 329 Pre-Fail: attribute: Spin_Retry_Count value: 100 worst: 100 threshold: 97
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 310.56 GiB (65.2%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 568 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 310.56 GiB (65.2%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 310.56 GiB (65.2%) fs: btrfs
block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 310.56 GiB (65.2%) fs: btrfs
block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 313 Uptime: 34m wakeups: 7922 Memory: 15.43 GiB used: 4.42 GiB (28.6%) Init: systemd v: 248
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1775 lib: 550 Shell: fish (sudo) v: 3.2.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.4 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03

Edit: I also have tlp enabled but haven't touched the settings for it.
Edit 2: Posted inxi with sudo as opposed to regular user.

Update: I managed to get rid of the constant hanging by reenabling all the power and thermal services mentioned above and that seems to have fixed it. Though I forgot to check before I did that whether they were disabled or not. I also removed gamemode.

So the advice would be - document and test each change, in detail. :slightly_smiling_face:

I'm learning. To be fair the other freezing issues are still present and I don't know how to deal with those.

Have you tried disabling btrfs quotas, deleting all your timeshift snapshots and performing a btrfs balance?

Search the forum if you are unfamiliar with these steps.

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I've seen those solutions already. I don't think thats the problem. I believe its overheating. The freezing issues that I am talking about relate to Valheim on steam running in fullscreen. After around 2 minutes of entering fullscreen the whole system will freeze. And the only reason I can tell everything freezes is because my discord call also disconnects. Of course the problem is completely gone when I play in windoed mode.

The other time is when I try to play AC Valhalla through Proton. Freezes after a couple of minutes (~5+ minutes). The thing that tells me it might be overheating is my laptop keyboard deck gets very hot.

Ofcourse these are the only two instances. I have played warframe for hours and no stutter, lag, hitch or freezing of any kind. Though I play it with wine staging.

Have you blown out your laptop fans and exhaust ports with compressed air?

I opened up the chasis recently and did that recently.

Why do you believe this?

Don't jump to conclusions. You can see the final lines of the journal from the previous boot with

sudo journalctl -e -b-1 --no-pager

(i.e. skip-to-end, boot -1, print the output)

This might (maybe) provide some other clues.

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I will try this tomorrow. Atm I have my laptop's hinge glued shut and its gonna need another 36 hours to fully cure.

Is this thread closed?
If not may add my "two cents"?

Doesn't look marked as closed :slight_smile:

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I know, but it seems very keen to close after two days of inactivity (which I think is OKAY)
Sooo,

I have this new Latitude 7320 (I7+32GB - 4800MHz)
And my first impression is that I had acquired a broken toaster machine...

The processor easily goes from non-turbo to turbo at max frequency which is what I expect to happen. But then comes intel_pstate with its aggressive measures to cool down the processor as soon it gets over 50°C slowing it down to 400MHz (UGH!).
Using intel_pstate=passive solves for a little while and them everything happens again (processor goes down to 400MHz). I have also tried with intel_pstate=disabled without any luck.

In fact with thermald - which is not great because I had to remove performance tweaks - solved the issue. Machine keeps at the minimum of 1800MHz with peaks up to 4800 and never slows down.
I would love to have a minimum of 2600MHz on AC so I tried pstate_frequency with no luck regardless active/passive mode. The only thing I really could was to switch from "performance" to "powersave" governor when battery and vice versa.

IMHO, those new intel mobile processors are great in one side and snake oil in another one. intel_pstate takes measures too early to cool down the processor, okay I don't want to loose my machine but seriously? Stop everything just because I started to work and watch some videos at same time? And also on this pandemic we have to rely on zoom or something else for meetings...

To conclude, mobile intel? thermald at least for now.

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Thanks for adding your solution.

The reason we often lock topics is that many users can't differentiate between a symptom and causation and threads go way off track when too many users toss their non-associated issue into the mix.

Your post is definitely on topic and much appreciated.

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Have you disabled gamemode? I fixed most of my overheating issues by removing gamemode. Now its more specific to certain applications.

Sorry it took so long. But what exactly am I looking out for here. I am seeing a lot of output. Not all of it errors. And not much in terms of overheating. I believe the solution was removing gamemode but I need to confirm first. Also why does gamemode auto install with updates?

gamemode was not even installed.
I started with a very plain system just to have less variables to eliminate.
Besides Garuda, I also tried with Arch+xfce and Manjaro without thermald. All of the has the same issue, computer frequency slows down to 400MHz as soon it gets some demand - you probably know but one can watch this with watch -n 1 "cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep MHz" .

Also I have been reading intel_pstate CPU Performance Scaling Driver — The Linux Kernel documentation to try to eliminate CPU's internal scaling as culprit, but everything pointed me to the contrary as the computer never went too hot (watch sensors).

One of scenarios was reading emails on the G web interface and trying to stream a video (also from G), this result in few minutes the compute slows down the minimum. To prove myself that was not related because of a particular web browser, I tried with others. Also tried with mpv and vlc for streaming while reading email on thunderbird or webrowser. In the other scenario was just a zoom meeting, even turning off the camera the issue with low frequency came back.

I even thought that could be related to VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Iris Xe Graphics (rev 01) or bios update, but unfortunately is not - it performs really well playing 2 streams at 1080p full screen dual headed while compiling kernel .

by the way I tried with different kernels too.

here is inxi -Fxxxxa if you like:

System:    Host: trecobook Kernel: 5.11.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=f41da61a-1290-45e1-8170-4b8b825d7efa rw 
[email protected] quiet 
cryptdevice=UUID=1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38:luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38 
root=/dev/mapper/luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38 splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=/dev/mapper/luks-a1558703-cddf-422b-abc5-6235ee91f3fb loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux 
base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude 7320 v: N/A serial: 557WCB3 Chassis: type: 10 serial: 557WCB3 
Mobo: Dell model: 095TWY v: A00 serial: /557WCB3/CNCMK00126023E/ UEFI: Dell v: 1.4.1 date: 02/22/2021 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 41.2/41.2 Wh (100.0%) volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL HDGJ80C 
type: Li-poly serial: 1182 status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 socket: U3E1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 
model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 6E cache: L1: 320 KiB L2: 12 MiB L3: 12 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28876 
Speed: 4443 MHz min/max: 2400/4800 MHz base/boost: 1800/4800 volts: 0.7 V ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 
1: 4443 2: 4301 3: 4594 4: 4325 5: 4365 6: 4040 7: 4519 8: 4427 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
Type: mds status: Not affected 
Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Iris Xe Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 
class-ID: 0300 
Device-2: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_FHD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-6:3 chip-ID: 1bcf:2ba0 
class-ID: 0e02 serial: 01.00.00 
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: 1013x285mm (39.9x11.2") s-diag: 1052mm (41.4") 
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 168 size: 290x170mm (11.4x6.7") diag: 336mm (13.2") 
Monitor-2: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 530x300mm (20.9x11.8") diag: 609mm (24") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci 
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0403 
Device-2: Logitech [G533 Wireless Headset Dongle] type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:8 
chip-ID: 046d:0a66 class-ID: 0300 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.25 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 
class-ID: 0280 
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: c0:3c:59:e7:f8:a6 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001 
Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: C0:3C:59:E7:F8:AA 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 42.78 GiB (17.9%) 
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB size: 238.47 GiB 
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: 204933452433 
rev: 21112012 temp: 38.9 C scheme: GPT 
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 4d 14h cycles: 105 read-units: 1,262,654 [646 GB] written-units: 2,442,983 [1.25 TB]
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 204.01 GiB size: 204.01 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.78 GiB (21.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 682 KiB (0.3%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 204.01 GiB size: 204.01 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.78 GiB (21.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 204.01 GiB size: 204.01 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.78 GiB (21.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 204.01 GiB size: 204.01 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.78 GiB (21.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-1af31e71-188c-4165-9db4-a2b71518ca38
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
mapped: luks-a1558703-cddf-422b-abc5-6235ee91f3fb
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 453.5 MiB (11.4%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 464.4 MiB (11.7%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 467.2 MiB (11.7%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 453.6 MiB (11.4%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 448.4 MiB (11.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 455.4 MiB (11.4%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 448.3 MiB (11.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 452.1 MiB (11.4%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 371 Uptime: 23h 53m wakeups: 26232 Memory: 31.09 GiB used: 9.69 GiB (31.2%) Init: systemd v: 248
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1404 lib: 317 Shell: Bash (su) v: 5.1.4
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03
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You can check whats causing the overheat with this command. Especially if it hangs the entire system. From what you say it sounds like the laptop's having trouble keeping itself cool from the hardware side.

If you haven't already try:

  1. Clean the fans and vents
  2. Use a book or some sort of block to lift up the rear of the laptop so it has plenty of air to breathe
  3. Repasting
  4. Undervolt.
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sorry, I forgot to mention. I have been following this tread since started :slight_smile:

  1. Brand new computer, ventilation looks good as far sensors can tell
  2. yeah, I usually drink wine so created a system with cork and barbecue stick to lift my computer up
  3. again brand new, I don't think I have to repaste it
  4. tried that too.

Thanks again, your suggestion was taken before entering the thread

Last thing to try would be cpupower to manually set the governor. And maybe stick to lts kernel. The zen kernel has been the other culprit of my overheating problems.

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