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I recommend downloading and installing SpeedFan and having it run during use of your day. you can download it here http://www.almico.com/speedfan450.exe be aware that this may be a direct download link to speed fan. the link for the page to download is here http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php hope this helps and by the way i use this myself
There is no concern about the HDD position as long as it's not moved when the laptop is on or the HDD is writing. Note that laptop manufacturers often put the HDD upside-down.
Wehter you should do this is up to you and how you judge your abilities. It is safe (for you) when you remove the battery from your laptop. Whether it is safe for your laptop is again up to your abilities. I think there is a misunderstanding here. What you posted in your question is a thermal pad. They are used instead of thermal paste for heat dissipation ...
Cold isn't a problem in the temperature range you describe, but heat is. Simply insulating it won't work (insulation just slows the transfer of heat, which won't last all day, plus you need a way to dissipate the heat that the computer generates). I would start with the smallest computer you can find (for both size and heat reasons), even a tablet if it ...
From personal experience, for mid/heavy tasks, the stock cooler while it does do the job at preventing the CPU from overheating and shutting down the system (in most cases) doesn't keep it that cool. If you really want very low temps even at high loads, I would recommend an aftermarket cooler in a heartbeat.
just get a good fan (around 50 USD). and redo the thermal paste as suggested in the comment. that should work in 99% of the cases for that 1% that it doesn't work you should just replace the CPU assuming that intel's lifetime warranty will be honored where you bought it. any hydro / nitro whatever fans are meant for non-standard use like overclocking etc.
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