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It's a laptop.
Sorry but the choice of fans is severely diminished so let's go over our options.
1. Use better heatsink compound. I won't list such because it's a well worn topic
2. Did you consider that for gaming the i7 isn't the bomb? That is, I'm sure you read this.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
I like the i7 but for those that game I suggest they reconsider the i5.
3. Now watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. I've been able to stabilize i7 laptops by limiting the number of cores in Windows. The i7 should default to 8 so I set it to 6 and for gamers they barely see the difference except the machine may not lock up now.
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