Here's a few thoughts on overheating:
2010ish is 8 years old. This was the era, give or take, where "they" just started to figure out how to keep a laptop cool. Early laptops burnt up a lot. A single core processor with a 1.5 to 2.5GHz processor for instance can hardly, or nominally keep up with high powered software and your CPU will max out and heat up in shorter periods of time. Check out VirtualDJ's "Minimum system requirements" and "Recommended system requirements"
>Unplug the laptop from the wall and take the battery out.
Hold the power on key as if starting up but it won't of course.
Hold down for at least 15 seconds to discharge the system.
>Blow all dust out of the system. Sometimes the fans are embedded with fibers.
Your laptop is probably old enough to have a removable bottom or flaps so you can blow it out.
Hold the fans in place with a piece of slim plastic or similar from rotating too fast when you blow it out.
>2010ish is probably Vista or Seven. Turn all the bells and whistles off:
Start menu > right click 'Computer' > Properties > Advanced system settings > Performance > Settings... >
tick: 'Adjust for best performance'.
>Leave the bottom or flaps off and keep it on a cooler pad. Cooler Master pads are good.
>Don't let the ambient room temp be too hot.
>Get a second and third doctor's opinion besides speccy: CoreTemp, CrystalDiskInfo portable.
CrystalDiskInfo will tell you about the health of your hard drive as well as temp, too much heat will destroy it.
CrystalDiskInfo's portable standalone does not come with extras you may not want.
>Get a CPU monitor to see when and if it is maxing out.
I like ProcessHacker which might be overkill but it's great with a CPU monitor in the system tray,
not to mention a multitude of great features.
>Unplug the laptop from the wall when shutdown. This will save battery life
Hope this helps