Laptop Advice! - need help fam

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So, my laptop fan broke (again) and is overheating (AGAIN, I can feel it through the tray it's on), it's like 3 years. It's a gaming laptop, so anything I get would be a downgrade, which is where I'm having trouble, I have to be able to use art programs like photoshop and whatever else I can get my hands on. I'd like a touchscreen that was fold-able so I could draw right on it, but am down for whatever will be best. I don't really do much on this thing other than internet and photoshop, so gaming isn't an issue.

My limit is around $700, I was told something like this could work, but since idk wtf I'm doing, plz help!
 

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If you get a refurbished one make sure they actually reinstall the os from scratch.
Last one I got half assed it and it still had stuff in the system registry from the previous user.

If you need to get a bit more milage out of your dying one I've had decent luck overcoming dead laptop fans with a wire rack like they sell for kitchen counter organizing and a big household fan blowing across it.
 

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Get a desktop. They're generally better made, and easier to cool. I also suggest turning the computer off if it gets too hot.
 

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Replace the fan, blow out the dust, and pull off the cpu and gpu heatsinks and apply some fresh arctic silver
 
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