past few updates have brought my device to a halt with fans going into overdrive etc
My system is running fine, so to find the issue with your installation on your device, a few more details are helpful
sensors in TUI.
Which device’s temperature is high/which device’s fan is spinning much faster than expect?
Which process takes many CPU resources (GPU?)?
Also, @r4v3r23 are you on
stable branch? Tried to reboot and to run
sudo pacman -Syyu again already?
Are the fans ok (slowly spinning) If to enter BIOS/UEFI settings and to stay there at least for 30-60 seconds?