So I’m getting tired of macOS, and trying to switch to Windows now that WSL2 is available so I can run real Linux instead of a crippled Unix.
I borrowed a cheap Acer and was happy to find that it’s plenty fast for me. However, yesterday evening it started getting very slow. I thought it was the WSL2.
I monitored the CPU with the Intel Power Gadget and saw that the CPU frequency was very low and it showed “PROC HOT” on the package temperature. Could not figure it out.
I gave up, decided to go back to the Mac, and lifted my TextBlade from the keyboard and… it suddenly started blasting a lot of air!
Turns out that somehow, the magnets in the TB caused the laptop to think there was a temperature problem? Very odd.
Now I’m still using the TB on top of the CPU but I’m monitoring the situation, looks like it’s ok.
Just thought I’d share.