I saw here a question about 100% fan speed, but my wish is for quiet laptop. Currently even Firefox often starts to consume so much processing power fan turns on.
If I set fan speed to 0, will ACPI etc. safeguards reduce CPU frequency and prevent overheating in all cases? If not out-of-the-box, what can I do to ensure it?
Specifically I use Thinkpads with 3th gen i5 and 5th gen i7. Linux now mostly, although for Windows 7 advice would be helpful too, on usual tasks on Linux I see now temperature up to 70 C with fan off. If more details are important, can add.