37 degrees for the M70 is quite impressive, almost desktop like figures. I just want to make a few comments for discussion's sake.
I think the Yonah T series is rated for TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 25W to 49W not a constant 50W as you suggested. The way I interpret this is, Intel intends thermal solutions for Yonah T series to be rated anywhere between 25w to 49W.
Check this article from Toms hardware:http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/...se/page23.html
As you can see, the average power consumption of the T2500 is comparable to the M 760 even under heavy loads. So theoretically if (power in = work + heat) holds true and T2500 matches or outperforms the 760 M in most benchmarks, we might propose/guesstimate that the T2500's heat desipation should be less than or equal to that of the 760 M under regular usage.
So yah, the 8204 could have probably benifited if there was an extra side vent from which it could draw IN cool air, but you can make the same comment for the 8104 as well. Why they did not do that,is frankly a mystery to me.
But the 8204 is not bad as it is. I am sure in the next few months Notebook Hardware Control will be updated to work with the new chipset and core duo, and then we will be able to shave off an additional 5 to 6 degrees by just undervolting.
Just my 2 cents, let me know what you think.