just a little concerned if its reducing the laptops life. I see Ivy Bridge have a max of 105. I've had 96, which is a little close to comfort.
What kinda temps do other people hit?
Most... between 80 to 95 when gaming... lappies don't have the spare air space for great cooling...as you noticed lol...
Cooling pad WILL help and its about the only option that will help...
All the best Brett