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The BIOS controls fan speed. That means it can potentially cap the fan RPM and cause the CPU to overheat if the fan curve is setup improperly by the manufacturer (optimizing for quiet fan noise at the expense of cooling performance).

At any rate, here is my advice:
1. clean heat sink using compressed air. dust acts as an insulator causing electronics to overheat faster.
2. reapply thermal paste. be sure to thoroughly clean off the old thermal paste with a lint free cloth and 99% isopropyl alcohol. apply at most a rice grain-sized amount of thermal paste. AS5 will also take time to 'cure'.
3. run you laptop in an air-conditioned area (preferably <26 C). this might be a challenge in Singapore.
4. undervolt your CPU
5. get a laptop cooler
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