SSDs and excessive operating temperatures?
So after reading an article (I think on The Verge) about installing an internal, secondary SSD to a laptop, I got interested, priced all the upgrade components and nearly bought it all apart from one caveat.
My laptop seems to run way too hot. CPU temperatures "idle" (a bit of light browsing with 5 tabs open) at 60 degrees Celsius and the original WD 7200rpm hard drive at 40 degrees Celsius, and at load it can soar to around 80 degrees Celsius for the CPU and even greater for the GPU (a HD5650M ATI Radeon number)
I've read somewhere that excess heat and temperature can severely degrade the quality of an SSD, so with this in mind, do you think my laptop is suitable for an SSD upgrade? I'm thinking of replacing the internal Blu-Ray drive with an Optibay HD caddy, sticking a 128/256GB Samsung 830 SSD in it and installing a fresh copy of Windows 8 on it, while leaving the "original" normal hard drive where it is.
Also, I want to know your solutions for reducing excessively high temperatures in laptops. I have a cooling pad made by CoolerMaster (the one with the 2 positionable fans) but it doesn't seem to be doing much, just making dust gather on the underside of my laptop.