yep it's not mounted in anyway. just weight of laptop and weight of the olive oil. i'm not taking it all apart just to get a picture of it flipped over. it was pain to get it lined up right to begin with.
regardless. i was getting like 85+ celsius in games when this laptop was "normal" but ever since i messed up the heatsink last week, it was 95-100+ celsius even in indie games... so this was my only option, unless I wanted to pay a lot of money to a professional to fix it and get my regular 80ish celsius back, cause all laptops run hot.
so i said no thanks. $30 and now im seeing 57 celsius max on both cpu and gpu in divinity original sin 2 maxed out on ultra at 1080p 165 fps 165hz. with OC's on both. lol
can't complain. at least it's finally working good. I can now hold off until like 2023 before doing a new PC build. plenty of older games I want to play and indie games too.
If you need it to last then I recommend going 100% wireless. This way you never touch the laptop. One mistake & that could be the end. I have bought extra wireless dongles & at a press of a button on mouse I can control different PC including my laptop. Keyboard is setup differently, but is also wireless.
I would not connect any wired Mouse/Keyboard to the laptop, just in-case the cable is pulled too far.
At the end of the day, you want very little or no contact with the laptop in that configuration. This may include turning it on/off via the power button.. So I recommend sleep/hibernate mode whichever can wake the laptop via movement of wireless mouse/keyboard.
Remember it takes just one mistake & It could be game over.