messmanager wrote:How strange. I always thought overheating was more than likely due to CPU fan failure or maybe something like over dried cooling paste. I'd never heard of it connected to an instalation of a, or any, distro.
I've only ever encountered that in a desktop when I inadvertantly forgot to apply paste. It might be advisable to check your own cooling paste as this can dry over time. Appologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs, but it may be something you had not thought of.
Good point,I did not think about that.But as our friend's laptop is fine after re-installation of LM 13,it means this is a software related issue.Ubuntu has decided(so has Mint) to use PAE kernels from 12.10.This may have some connection with latest heat problems.See release notes of both ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14.