Question Macbook Pro Mid 2012 overheating issues

yeehawsa

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For quite a bit of time now, I've switched to using a mid-2012 MBP as my primary workstation. It's holding up great for now but there are two glaring issues I'm encountering.
First is that the battery sucks, but since I'm staying at home due to COVID (I have my mac plugged in frequently) and I'll probably replace it in the future anyways, it's not that big of a deal.
The second one though is much more of a pain in the ass. It sometimes will just overheat for some reason. Now keep in mind I don't really run anything intensive. Yes, I tried gaming on it before but I basically never game on this thing ever. The most intensive thing I've run besides that is just android studio for the emulator, vscode, and chrome. I've tried switching back to Safari but that doesn't help much. Installing TG Pro it seems like my MBP is constantly hovering between 80-85 degrees with spikes up to 90~96 degrees which sucks especially for my left hand as the left side of my mac overheats there. Is this something that can be fixed with programs like TG Pro or Mac fan controls or are there any other solutions? As I don't really want my laps to be medium rare each session on my couch nor do I want an external fan blowing directly to my mac each time I want to use it.
 

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