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Is Your Family Computer Spring Break Ready?


Spring Break is just around the corner, and chances are your family computer is about to get a solid two-week workout. Is it up to snuff? Here are some things you should be looking at for your machine:

  • Cooling system: with extended use and high-demand activities, your cooling system is a key component for your machine's health. Ensure that all your fans are clean, can circulate air and work efficiently.

  • Anti-virus program: with your Spring Breaker on the web, gaming, other downloads and random site visits are more likely than before. Ensure that you have an up-to-date anti-virus program installed on your computer that has a high detection rate. Our knowledgeable staff can direct you to preferred and trusted software.

  • Parental controls: If your child seldom uses your family computer, you may not have turned on parental controls. This means limiting access to specific sites and restricting online access to certain times of the day.

  • Memory and CPU: If your child is a gamer or performs other high-demand activities like drawing programs, be sure to check if your memory and CPU can handle the performance - otherwise you are looking at a world of complaints for the next 14 days!

  • All around health: It's always a good idea to bring your computer in for an all-around health check every once in a while. Hard drive tests in particular can save you from very expensive data recovery down the road.

Need some help? We can do that!


For all your computer health needs, come see us in-store at 1257 Marine Drive or give us a call at 604-986-7680.


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