Well i havn't had it got hot enough to lock up on me... yet. But i am sure it will sooner or later.
It is setting on wood but there is not a single reason the thing should be getting 85C. I do not feel i should have to spend 50 more bux on something that shouldnt be needed. I am not sure how old you are but maybe I can explain it to you this way. The logic you are speaking is if you went out and bought a brand new car of your choice (really nice one too). Lets say the new Lexus IS350 or how about a new Hummer H3. Now you payed cash for the thing and are ready to drive off but the sales man says, oh you need to buy a new radiator as the one currently in it will allow the thing to over heat and you won't get very far. I am sure you would be rather pissed when you just dropped 30k+ on something that should come with something well enough to run the machine in nature and every day situations. Yes there are bigger and better coolers out there (after market stuff) for racing but won't be needed for every day driving
85C translates into 185F. That is WAY to hot. I can understand 60-65, even touch 70 here and there on a really hot day but never even get close to 80. Sager WILL have problems with the thing down the road and i don't want to be stuck paying for it (motherboards going out cpus dieing, graphics cards going out) beacuse of a heat issuse. Yes they are supposed to last and run theoretically at 95C but for how long?
I am not seeings a "BIOS" update fix the problem. I say they need to take it back to the drawing board and redesign it.
I had a 3.0ghz P4 laptop that didn't get NEAR this hot and the P4 is supposedly a way hotter running cpu than the centrino cpu. I dont want this thing having a fan die and catch something on fire.