So, we can't access the cooling fan. Turns out that two of the screws for the base are stripped (missing a thread) and we don't wanna take the chance to pry it open.
We're gonna get a cooling fan...mat...thingy...
Something like that...and see if it helps. If it doesn't, we're gonna try to pry the bottom off very carefully and access the cooling fan.
That's the thing is we really don't know how old this laptop is...so I'm hoping it's not going. I really don't want to get a new laptop cause I won't be the one buying it and I hate making others spend a ton of money for/on me.
Still gonna postpone my Sims playing till we get this issue fixed. I'm not taking the chance to lose more saves.