Macbook Pro 2012 / Get's hot

I hope this is in the right section. I often struggle with knowing how to make a macbook pro not hot. If anyone uses a MBP and has solved this issue - I’d love to hear from you. The only things I’ve don so far are change some power settings, but I don’t think that’s it.

I remember it worked for me when I installed Manjaro in my Macbook 2013 a while ago, Install mbpfan and try different settings in the “mbpfan.conf”. You can also install the kernel from AUR.

You can install Thermald, it doesn’t work immediately, just give it time and when it kicks in it does its job very well.
You can read on how to install Thermald over here:
https://endeavouros.com/docs/hardware-and-network/cpu-frequency-scaling/

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Thank you both - I appreciate your help!

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This post is a bit old, but figured I’d post my experience.
I run on MBP and MBA hardware, for a while now.
I use TLP(cpu scaling, etc as mentioned), macfanctl(AUR), and configure powertop as a service using the Arch wiki as a guide.
I’ve tried this same setup on multiple arch-based distros with great success, but Endeavour seems to run best for me with this setup.

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What is hot . 65c + ?

This great . old but still work great

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