Fedora 17 laptop shuts off due to overheating [migrated]

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http://serverfault.com – I've got a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094 that I've just installed Fedora 17 onto. When I have a process that utilizes 100% of the cpu for more than 15 minutes or so, the computer force shuts down due to overheating. Back when I had windows 7 and I overused the processor the fan speed would go into "jet engine" mode while it made a dreadful sound, however it never shut down due to overheating. Fedora 17 doesn't seem to have this feature. I go into the BIOS and there is no option for fan speed. What are the steps to attempt to remedy this situation? (HowTos)