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Microsoft Surface Book fan noise and overheating

My work laptop is a first-generation Microsoft Surface Book (the 8GB model); it is by far the best laptop that I have worked with (both personal and professional). Granted there are better devices out there (a few Lenovo models come to mind) but I can't afford them and my employer is unlikely to authorise them (getting the surface book required a guilt trip!). Other than the first SB that I had suffering death within a few months (horrid grating fan noises, followed by a replacement) I have not had a single problem that wasn't related to configuration or an old…

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