After experiencing crashing and freezing on 15" MacBook Pro 2017 (macOS High Sierra), I started eliminating running programs that I thought might be causing the crashing as advised by an apple support employee.
I immediately suspected that it might be smc fan control (A program that hasn't been updated since 2016)
After removing the program I noticed that the problems stopped.
However it is useful to pre-emptively turn fan speed up before using a resource intensive program. My lap has also threatened to leave me if I don't resolve this issue.
Has anyone else experienced this or am I alone? Are there other alternatives for fan control in osx.