Keep your computer cool in the summer heat

By Keely Dolan

It’s the peak of summer, and staying cool isn’t just a question of comfort: it can mean survival.

In homes and offices without air conditioning, that fact can be just as pertinent to personal computers as it is to us.

A hot day can tax the cooling system in most personal computers. In his thread titled “Cooling a PC in a high heat environment” Lounge member William Edwards posed the question of how to keep his system adequately cool in an observatory, where temperatures reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Helpfulsuggestions ranged from removing a side panel and angling a fan directly into the CPU to simply limiting usage during the hottest times of the day. More»

The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:

☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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