Dell XPS 15 runs hot on linux

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm worried about my Dell XPS notebook when I'm on linux its temperature is always higher than on Windows, I was facing some pretty ugly slowdowns earlier today and it shut down by itself the first time today too(then I noticed it was really hot) Im on openSuse 12.1 currently, but on Ubuntu(10.10, 11) and Mint(Lisa, I think) I got worried about the notebook being too hot too I know there's the Optimus stuff but I'm thinking this is not the answer I need, I'm on linux most of the time because I'm working and browsing and I switch to Windows only when I'll play something so I'm not worried ab (HowTos)