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Crucial Study Finds that Computers Cause Stress

Several years ago, when I was holding a dinner table speech about some new technology, a friend reminded me that computers simply solve problems we otherwise would not have, and that computers create problems that they do not solve. A whopping 94 percent of survey respondents said that they experienced computer performance problems causing stress. 52 percent of respondents said they are unhappy with the performance of their PC.

The level of stress was greater than that experienced when choosing what to wear (47 percent), traffic jams (27 percent), going through airport security (21 percent), dealing with finances (19 percent), filing taxes (18 percent), managing their overall health (14 percent), and arguing with their spouse (13 percent). Crucial's debate ties into a discussion in the industry how much performance the average user really needs. However, most of the time, this debate focuses on the GPU and not on the memory.