Got a 2012 mini when they 1st came out. Put 16 gb of ram in it. I use it as my home studio DAW. All was great till about 5-6 days ago when it started getting REALLY hot during a mixdown. 216F hot. Fan never went above 2500 rpms. I've put it in a stand and set it on its side = pretty much the same thing with temp maxing out at 214F. Reset smc. Use 10.8.3, clean install. I put smcfan control on it & bumped the speed up to 2800 rpms and did a test mix on the same project & temps again hit 216F. That kind of heat in the long run cannot be good for the cpu. Suggestions, please? Don't have apple care. Wonder if they will exchange it for a new one or is this kind of thing truly "just the way it is" for the i7 2.3 quad core mini's?