So how many of you lot have made some kind of New Year’s resolution? Maybe you’re feeling a bit overweight and need to slim down? Or maybe you just want to be a better person? You could just set some new life goals to achieve before the end of 2016. Many of us make these resolutions with the hope of hitting our target goals. How many of us achieve this? A very small percentage I think. Now your computer, what about their resolutions? Just because they’re a collection of metal and plastic doesn’t mean they can’t make them too! Crucial, the popular manufacturer of PC components have come up with their own list on what they think a computer’s New Year’s resolutions look like, and to be fair, they’re pretty accurate.

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  • Work out and add muscle: Maxing out your computer’s memory gives your processor the resources it needs to improve system responsiveness and helps your system multitask like it wants to.

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  • Quit smoking: Dusting off internal components prolongs your system’s life. If left unchecked, dust accumulation can result in overheating because it reduces the effectiveness of your system’s fan.

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  • Wake up earlier and get more done: Replacing an antiquated hard drive with an SSD enables near-instant load and boot times, so your computer can power on and immediately load apps. You can see our review of the BX100 here.

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  • Save money: Your current system wants to stick around! Upgrading its memory and storage is more affordable than buying a brand new computer.

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  • Enjoy life to the fullest: Improving your computer’s performance with a memory and storage upgrade helps it run smoother, handle a wider range of apps, and extends its life.

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Your computer’s New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about your computer. They’re also about your performance. Improving your system improves your productivity, as almost every computer operation (booting up, moving the mouse cursor, opening and running an app, typing, and more) requires the use of memory or your storage drive. If every operation on your system is delayed, the time you spend waiting adds up fast and is compounded over the course of the year. Take back the time you’re losing with a memory and SSD upgrade, and use the time you save to fulfill your own resolutions in 2016.

You can use the Crucial Advisor tool or System Scanner to find guaranteed compatible upgrades for your system, to help your PC achieve its 2016 resolutions.

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