[CentOS] CentOS 7 + Dell Latitude E6420 laptop = thermal shutdown

Sat Jun 13 02:09:10 UTC 2015
jd1008 <jd1008 at gmail.com>

On 06/11/2015 08:03 PM, deoten wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for reading this.
> I installed CentOS 7 (tried the latest ISO image and the previous build) on the laptop and got to the point where I am logging into the desktop environment and the laptop just shuts down. I check the event log in BIOS and find that a thermal event has occurred and the system powered off to prevent damage.
> I can take the same laptop with Windows 7 installed and run graphically intensive tests for an hour solid and it doesn't lock up. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and that seemed solid too.
> Is this a known issue with CentOS 7? Should I be using a particular boot option?
> It does not seem to matter whether Gnome or KDE is chosen as the desktop environment.
> Any help you can provide is appreciated.
> Thanks.
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I want to thank you for posting your installation experience with Centos 7.
My laptop is Latitude E6500 and I am quite certain it will experience 
the same issue
because it is almost the same as your laptop. Difference might be in cpu 
and in RAM. My cpu is 2.81GHz dual core, and RAM is 8GB.