09:41 04 May 2012
Expanding the British DIY focus from painting walls and replacing flooring to do-it-yourself memory upgrades in home computers could serve to de-stress households around the country, according to new insights revealed today.
A recent survey of more than 2,000 Brits aged 18-70 revealed a shocking level of frustration among UK computer owners.
Not knowing what to do may be the issue as although 60 per cent of those surveyed admit to being frustrated by the amount of time a slow computer wastes, a quarter actually get frustrated as they simply dont know how to sort out slow running PCs.
The research results, commissioned by Crucial.com, show that one in ten of us have become so angry with our computers that we have physically attacked our machine because it runs too slowly. In fact, half of us admit to shouting and swearing at our computers. But, despite 90% of us Brits being happy to redecorate our homes on our own, less than half of those surveyed would consider turning our attention to our computer and performing a simple memory upgrade.
Phil Spencer, the property and home improvement expert from Channel 4s Secret Agent television program commented:
"Ive experienced this frustration recently and despite advising other people how best to make improvements within their home as a Secret Agent, Id previously been unaware of just how simple it is to remedy a slow running computer.
"Just as the way we use our homes is changing, the demands we now put on our computers have also changed. Extra memory can really help."
For further information on how you can go about doing some DIY on your own home computer you can visit www.crucial.com.
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