unfortunately, it seems some brands of laptops are actually going out of their way to make sure to completely cripple and disable any possibility of influencing how the cooling is handling, to force you to let it overheat.
my advice would be to remove the maintenence & upgrade access ports on the bottom for the wifi (if applicable), hard drive, and ram, and see if it has that silvery foil stuff on it, and if there is, remove it, because that foil stuff acts like insulation and ensures that the heat stays trapped in there.
additionally, those ports usually have slits or something on them, like a vent, but are often blocked off by the stuff they stick on it. if so, remove the foil or whatever they used to block it. it wont solve the problem by itself but it will help.
I'd also look it up and find out if its possible to control the fan speed. if so, I'd say increase the fans speed full time.
Next time you literally just turned on your laptop, check to see if the fan is even running at all. a lot of laptops are intentionally sabotauged from-factory to have the fan completely turned off until 60 degrees C....which is effectively computer suicide. at 60 C, basic wear-and-tear on your computer is essentially happening much faster than usual, shortening its overall lifespan by...well...a lot. perhaps get a program like core temp and see what the temperatures are actually getting to for sure and when.
The reason they give for having it turned off until 60C is to "conserve power and reduce noise". The conserve power...ok, but its not worth frying my laptop, so yeah, let that fan run on at *LEAST* low until it gets hot enough to need more...but not entirely off. thats stupid. as for noise. for most laptops that excuse is utter bullcrap, as modern pc and laptop fans are silent on the low setting, you wouldnt even know if it was running unless you put your hand over the vent to feel if its blowing. so that excuse is just that; an excuse.
last but not least. make sure all air passages are clear; even if the fan is trying to do its job, if the heatsink or somesuch has dust blockage, that will hamper it cooling.
and considering how rare it is for a laptop to not have its cooling at least partially sabotauged, every bit of ground you can get here is important.
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