With proper (that is, hideous) summer temperatures swamping most of the country, it seems timely to remind the Lifehacker community of some of the useful techniques you can use to make sure your beloved PC isn't a victim of heatstroke. Beyond keeping your working environment cool and ensuring decent airflow, there are more specific steps you can take. For laptop users, "chill mats are always an option, though readers have differing views and testing shows some variable performance. Right now, I'm getting nice results from the HeatShift I wrote up recently, but that's not on sale to the general public yet. You can make your own laptop stand for better heat circulation using our Top 10 DIY Laptop Stands. If you want to see how hot your PC is running, check out SpeedFan.
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