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Upgrading and Repairing PCs
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UPGRADING AND REPAIRING PCS

MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT BY MUELLER, SCOTT

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ISBN
9780789739544
IMPRINT
QUE CORPORATION,U.S.
 
 
EDITION
19TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION (US)
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FORMAT
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT
PAGES
1176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 DEC 2009

DESCRIPTION

...a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you'll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference. -Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, Tom's Hardware For 20 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the industry's #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable, step-by-step information on identifying and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs from scratch. Now, this 19th Edition has been completely updated to focus on today's technologies and today's maintenance challenges! From processors and motherboards, memory to storage, video to power, and networking to Internet connectivity, it's all here: technical details, practical insights, and step-by-step solutions to difficult problems. Updates include new CPUs like the Intel Core i Series and AMD's Phenom family...solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives...motherboard form factors, chipsets, power supplies, DDR3 memory, Windows 7 readiness, and a whole lot more! Your guide, Scott Mueller, has taught thousands in his legendary personal seminars and millions more through his books and videos. Nobody knows more about choosing, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining PC hardware. Whether you're a professional technician, a small business owner who doesn't want to pay for service calls, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the one book you need! NEW IN THIS EDITIONIntel's and AMD's hottest new processors, including the Intel Core i Series and AMD Phenom familyThe latest PC system designs and form factors, including the new mini-ITX and DTX motherboard form factorsState-of-the-art graphics cards, GPUs, and chipsets from NVIDIA and ATI/AMDTerabyte-class hard disks, solid state drives, and other data storage innovationsRevamped coverage of building PCs from scratch-from selecting and assembling hardware to BIOS Setup and troubleshooting ON THE DVDThe DVD contains two hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos-all playable on either your DVD player or computer! You'll find detailed presentations covering important PC components like processors, motherboards, chipsets, memory, hard disk drives, chassis, and power supplies, including tips that will help you select the best components when building or purchasing new systems as well as when upgrading or repairing existing ones. There is a complete step-by-step guide to building a new PC from scratch, including tips that will not only make the build process run smoothly, but will also help you build a system that has performance, durability, and will be easy to maintain, upgrade, and repair in the future. That's not all: You'll also find the complete 16th Edition of this book, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive PC glossary, and much more!

CONTENTS

Introduction 1Chapter 1: Development of the PC 5Chapter 2: PC Components, Features, and System Design 19Chapter 3: Processor Types and Specifications 31Chapter 4: Motherboards and Buses 171Chapter 5: BIOS 313Chapter 6: Memory 375Chapter 7: The ATA/IDE Interface 435Chapter 8: Magnetic Storage Principles 489Chapter 9: Hard Disk Storage 513Chapter 10: Removable Storage 557Chapter 11: Optical Storage 585Chapter 12: Video Hardware 671Chapter 13: Audio Hardware 739Chapter 14: External I/O Interfaces 765Chapter 15: Input Devices 801Chapter 16: Internet Connectivity 837Chapter 17: Local Area Networking 865Chapter 18: Power Supplies 913Chapter 19: Building or Upgrading Systems 997Chapter 20: PC Diagnostics, Testing, and Maintenance 1033