2012 Macbook Pro having issue, what are my options? Upgrade? Replace?

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2012 Macbook Pro having issue, what are my options? Upgrade? Replace?

I've got  2012 13" macbook pro. In the past few days it's started getting VERY hot on the bottom, a full battery (surfing the net online) will last about 2 hours.

I was considering upgrading the ram, removing the optical drive and adding another hard drive, add an external monitor, and now possibly replace the battery, but only if I can get the heating problem under control.

Or should I just get an external monitor and use this until she crashes for good and upgrade?

If I upgrade I'll be looking for a 15" and external monitor.

If I go the upgrade route I probably won't be able to upgrade for about a year to save up for a new macbook.

Primary uses are photo and video(1080p). I'm trying to shift most editing to an external drive.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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