The thermal paste fix has made a huge difference. I played Minecraft in 92F ambient the other day (hottest day in Twin Springs just before I bailed). No issues.
Normally I use the chromebook because of the low power consumption, but I’m getting such good sun here in Boise NF that I am running the laptop this morning. This means I can do some extra stuff:
Minecraft (technically ruins on the Chromie, just not well)
Calibre, the ebook management software I use with the Kindle
chirp, to load Boise freqs into the UV-5R. (USB charging setup from Amazon works fine, btw)
Interesting note about the laptop’s innards; the CPU fan does not sit on the CPU. The fan is mounted on a solid piece of heavy copper that runs several inches over to the CPU. About the thickness of a squished pencil.