This really depends on the type of work you are doing. Some compilers are way better with multithreading than others. Others still require more ram or faster storage to improve the process.
I recently upgraded from a 6500 to a 10700 on my office workstation. Alongside a Ram bump from 16 to 32gb.
QoL increased massively. Working in visual studio on an asp.net ...
I have replaced the CPU thermal paste and drilled holes around the bottom of the laptop casing to allow air to get in. I also got a laptop cooler stand. I upgraded the RAM too
I ran two CPU tests in the bios. I get around:
I have not used the laptop cooling stand much. There was not much difference with the cooling fan stand on ...