I'm running a Pro Tools mixing rig off my laptop. With SMC Fan control cranked to 5500rpm @ idle, the computer sits around 52C. From opening Pro Tools in this state, it takes roughly 30 seconds of playback at 50% CPU usage for the computer to hit 93C. The CPU then throttles back and playback stops. I've reinstalled OS X 10.6.8 and run an external display with the internal display off but with the lid open. I'm not in an overly hot room either. I've got a couple weeks of downtime ahead of me and I've seen the many overheating related threads/thermal paste issues/etc...please advise as to whether: a) an Applecare repair would fix this problem -or- b) I should sell this computer, buy a Mac Pro. Happy Holidays!