|[November 08, 2012]
Get Ready for the Online Holiday Shopping Season with Computer Tune-Up Tips from Crucial.com
BOISE, Idaho --(Business Wire)--
As the busiest online shopping day of the year approaches, consumers
will soon be taking to the web, beginning on Cyber Monday (News - Alert), in a mad rush
to seize numerous online deals, one-day discounts, and early-bird
promotions being offered by online retailers. In the wake of a National
Retail Federation survey
projecting an increase in the number of U.S. consumers that will be
shopping online this holiday season, the memory experts at Crucial.com
urge consumers to make sure their computer is ready to handle the rigors
of shopping online this holiday season.
"More and more consumers are choosing to skip the long lines and crowded
malls for the convenience of online shopping during the holiday season,
but shopping in cyberspace can quickly lead to increased frustration and
stress when a computer is not performing as needed," said Roddy McLean,
marketing director, Crucial.com. "Let's face it, the holidays are
stressful enough, and no one wants to be hindered in their quest for the
next great deal by a computer that slows to a crawl, freezes up, or
crashes as they are about to click the 'checkout' button after hours
spent finding the perfect gifts."
So, before Cyber Monday is upon us, the experts at Crucial.com suggest
that consumers take a little time to get their computers ready for the
post-Thanksgiving annual online shopping spree with a few tune-up tips.
Upgrade The Holiday Memories.
Just like the mall stores need more employees to handle the influx of
holiday shoppers, computers also need an extra hand when it comes to
navigating the online holiday rush. In fact, if you have never upgraded
the internal memory (RAM (News - Alert)) of your computer then chances are, any
performance issues such as slow loading webpages or programs, system
crashes or errors, can be resolved with a do-it-yourself memory
Installing computer memory is a very simple and inexpensive process that
requires no special tools or skills. Crucial.com makes finding and
installing the correct memory upgrade simple with free, easy-to-use
online tools such as the Crucial® System
Scanner that automatically scans the computer to determine the
current memory and recommends the right upgrade for your computer. With
an average price of around $50, a memory upgrade will go a long way
toward making this holiday season a jolly one for all.
Surf in Safety. Since online shopping usually requires
credit card information, it is important to check the security settings
of the web browser being used in order to protect credit card numbers
and transaction details. Make sure the web browser is up-to-date and
that all security setting updates are installed. Review the browser's
security settings to confirm they are set to medium security levels at
Healthy Holiday. Just like humans, when a computer has a virus or
is infected with spyware, it becomes sluggish and performance suffers.
Keep your anti-virus program up-to-date, run a full system scan every
three to six months, and install an anti-spyware program.
Defrag Your Disk. Computer hard drives get fragmented when
programs are installed and uninstalled and files are added or removed.
The files end up scattered around the hard drive making it difficult for
the computer to find items in a timely manner. Utilize the system's
built-in disk defragment tool to keep a computer running efficiently.
Dump The Junk. Whenever you install software updates, download
images, save music files, edit documents, or browse the web, your
computer accumulates unnecessary files and programs. Use the built-in
uninstaller to remove unneeded files.
for more tips and information on improving computer performance and
do-it-yourself memory upgrades this holiday season.
As a pioneer of do-it-yourself memory upgrades, Crucial.com bolsters its
online memory upgrade tools with a full team of memory upgrade experts
to help choose the right memory upgrade for over 50,000 desktops,
laptops, servers, printers, routers, and other electronic devices.
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Crucial.com is a leading online retailer specializing in computer memory
(RAM) upgrades and solid state drives (SSD), and is an online
destination of Micron Technology (News - Alert), Inc., one of the world's leading
manufacturers of�computer memory products. Crucial.com offers more than
250,000 upgrades for nearly every computer system: home and business,
old and new, PC and Mac® computers. Utilizing a suite of easy-to-use,
free online tools, including the Crucial System Scanner and the Crucial
Memory Advisor™ tools, consumers are able to quickly assess, select, and
purchase compatible memory upgrades to restore computer performance,
improve system reliability and increase productivity. For more
Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of
advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations,
Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash
memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging
solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing,
consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common
stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about
Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.
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