Macbook Pro mid 2012 overheating problem

I am using the Macbook Pro mid 2012 currently dual booting with Catlina and Manjaro XFCE.
I noticed as, with earlier Ubuntu that there is an overheating problem. I was wondering is there any known solution for it. I have 16GB ram and enough HD space.
Also I have installed the mbpfan programm…

  Kernel: 5.10.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=5641c3f8-b7e6-4921-a5b0-04e6ca3e69ab ro quiet 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.3 tk: Gtk 3.24.23 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro9,1 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-4B7AC7E43945597E serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-4B7AC7E43945597E v: MacBookPro9,1 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: Apple v: date: 06/10/2020 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 6.5 Wh condition: 69.0/75.2 Wh (92%) volts: 10.5/10.9 
  model: SMP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging 
  cycles: 509 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3615QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21 
  L2 cache: 6 MiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36735 
  Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 
  3: 1197 4: 1197 5: 1198 6: 1197 7: 1198 8: 1199 
  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 status: Vulnerable: No microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Apple driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition] vendor: Apple 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0fd5 
  Device-3: Apple FaceTime HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-1.1:3 chip ID: 05ac:8509 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: intel,nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1440x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 381x238mm (15.0x9.4") 
  s-diag: 449mm (17.7") 
  Monitor-1: LVDS-2 res: 1440x900 hz: 60 dpi: 111 
  size: 331x207mm (13.0x8.1") diag: 390mm (15.4") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NVE7 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.3.1 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e1b 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.2-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 
  v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:16b4 
  IF: enp2s0f0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme 
  driver: bcma-pci-bridge v: N/A modules: bcma port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 14e4:4331 
  IF-ID-1: wlp3s0b1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 10.56 GiB (2.3%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 00WD 
  ID-1: / raw size: 56.73 GiB size: 55.59 GiB (97.99%) 
  used: 10.55 GiB (19.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 200 MiB size: 196.9 MiB (98.45%) 
  used: 15.3 MiB (7.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 72.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 60.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 255 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.57 GiB 
  used: 1.37 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
  clang: 11.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1159 lib: 362 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 
  running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.2.01 

Start with:

inxi -Fxxxza --no-host

Sorry, I’ve corrected it above. Thanks for suggesting.

Does it start overheating right away, 30 minutes, an hour? Is the CPU running full speed all of the time?

No. After I would say 30 minutes in. I am only surfing and I am sure it doesn’t take so much CPU usage.

Depends. If you stay on this forum - yes.

If you always have some youtube videos running - no.

I would recommend installing auto-cpufreq , try enabling hardware acceleration on your browser. Then report back…

I didn’t even know it was possible to boot linux to a macbook. Is this also possible with more current macbooks like 2018-2019 models? ( I knew it was possible to dual boot windows but didn’t know about linux)

You can not install Linux on T2 chip MacBooks

Not sure which ones those are but I know the next strife will be to get Linux installed on the new M1 chips.

T2 chip macs are 2016~2020

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