Upgrading and Repairing PCs

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Hardcover w/Disk
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Que
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The definitive book on hardware upgrading and repair, found on desktops of more PC hardware professionals than any other.

Table of Contents

Development of the PCp. 7
PC components, features, and system designp. 23
Microprocessor types and specificationsp. 35
Motherboards and busesp. 215
BIOSp. 411
Memoryp. 471
The ATA/IDE interfacep. 547
Magnetic storage principlesp. 599
Hard disk storagep. 623
Removable storagep. 667
Optical storagep. 723
Physical drive installation and configurationp. 817
Video hardwarep. 853
Audio hardwarep. 939
I/O interfaces from serial and parallel to IEEE 1394 and USBp. 977
Input devicesp. 1011
Internet connectivityp. 1053
Local area networkingp. 1097
Power suppliesp. 1143
Building or upgrading systemsp. 1221
PC mods : overclocking and coolingp. 1263
PC diagnostics, testing, and maintenancep. 1291
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