MX Linux freezing


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I just installed MX Linux alongside Windows 10, however, it is getting freezed randomly like 3 mins post every log in. The only way out rn is to long press the power button to shutdown. Plz help.
Here is the quick system info:

System: Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-9-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-9-amd64
root=UUID=9143f84a-8684-4448-ac70-70f1a1dbec2b ro quiet splash
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0
Distro: MX-19.2_x64 patito feo May 31 2020 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X553MA v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X553MA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends
v: X553MA.209 date: 08/08/2014
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.1 Wh condition: 19.1/31.7 Wh (60%) volts: 7.6/7.6
model: ASUSTeK X453-42 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Celeron N2940 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Silvermont
family: 6 model-id: 37 (55) stepping: 8 microcode: 838 L2 cache: 1024 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 14660
Speed: 545 MHz min/max: 500/2249 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 838 2: 772 3: 500 4: 500
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0f31
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail v: 4.2 Mesa 18.3.6 compat-v: 3.0
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:0f04
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-9-amd64
Network: Device-1: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Lite-On driver: wl v: kernel
port: f000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4365
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.2 chip ID: 10ec:8136
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 5.21 GiB (1.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E680 size: 465.76 GiB
block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm
serial: <filter> rev: AF10 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 45.79 GiB size: 44.82 GiB (97.88%) used: 5.18 GiB (11.6%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sda8
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 6280.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2600
Repos: No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb buster-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb buster main contrib non-free
2: deb main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb buster main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Info: Processes: 204 Uptime: 3m Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 502.3 MiB (13.1%) Init: SysVinit
v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3
running in: quick-system-in inxi: 3.0.36
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It seems that this worked so far:

Open the /etc/default/grub file in your text editor, as root.

Add "intel_idle.max_cstate=1" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line.

(You might have "quiet splash" in there also - if you want it. I don't.)

Save the file. Exit the editor. Update Grub:
sudo update-grub

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