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PC Hardware in a Nutshell is the practical guide to buying, building, upgrading, and repairing Intel-based PCs. A longtime favorite among PC users, the third edition of the book now contains useful information for people running either Windows or Linux operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information, including how-to advice for specific components, ample reference material, and a comprehensive case study on building a PC.In addition to coverage of the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, floppies, hard drives, optical drives, tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. Special emphasis is given to upgrading and troubleshooting existing equipment so you can get the most from your existing investments.This new edition is expanded to include:

  • Detailed information about the latest motherboards and chipsets from AMD, Intel, SiS, and VIA
  • Extensive coverage of the Pentium 4 and the latest AMD processors, including the Athlon XP/MP
  • Full details about new hard drive standards, including the latest SCSI standards, ATA/133, Serial ATA, and the new 48-bit "Big Drive" ATA interface
  • Extended coverage of DVD drives, including DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW
  • Details about Flat Panel Displays, including how to choose one (and why you might not want to)
  • New chapters on serial communications, parallel communications, and USB communications (including USB 2.0)
  • Enhanced troubleshooting coverage
PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition provides independent, useful and practical information in a no-nonsense manner with specific recommendations on components. Based on real-world testing over time, it will help you make intelligent, informed decisions about buying, building, upgrading, and repairing PCs in a cost effective manner that will help you maximize new or existing computer hardware systems. It's loaded with real-world advice presented in a concise style that clearly delivers just the information you want, without your having to hunt for it.

Synopsis:

A longtime favorite among PC users, the third edition of the book now contains useful information for people running either Windows or Linux operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information, including how-to advice for specific components, ample reference material, and a comprehensive case study on building a PC.In addition to coverage of the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, floppies, hard drives, optical drives, tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. Special emphasis is given to upgrading and troubleshooting existing equipment so you can get the most from your existing investments.

About the Author

Robert Bruce Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, Astronomy Hacks, and the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders. Thompson built his first computer in 1976 from discrete chips. It had 256 bytes of memory, used toggle switches and LEDs for I/O, ran at less than 1MHz, and had no operating system. Since then, he has bought, built, upgraded, and repaired hundreds of PCs for himself, employers, customers, friends, and clients. Thompson reads mysteries and nonfiction for relaxation, but only on cloudy nights. He spends most clear, moonless nights outdoors with his 10-inch Dobsonian reflector telescope, hunting down faint fuzzies, and is currently designing a larger truss-tube Dobsonian (computerized, of course) that he plans to build.

Barbara Fritchman Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, PC Hardware Buyer's Guide, Astronomy Hacks, and PC Hardware in a Nutshell. Barbara worked for 20 years as a librarian before starting her own home-based consulting practice, Research Solutions, and is also a researcher for the law firm Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice, PLLC. During her leisure hours, Barbara reads, works out, plays golf, and, like Robert, is an avid amateur astronomer.

Table of Contents

DedicationForewordPrefaceChapter 1: FundamentalsChapter 2: Working on PCsChapter 3: MotherboardsChapter 4: ProcessorsChapter 5: MemoryChapter 6: Floppy Disk DrivesChapter 7: High-Capacity Floppy Disk DrivesChapter 8: Removable Hard Disk DrivesChapter 9: Tape DrivesChapter 10: CD-ROM DrivesChapter 11: CD WritersChapter 12: DVD DrivesChapter 13: Hard Disk InterfacesChapter 14: Hard Disk DrivesChapter 15: Video AdaptersChapter 16: DisplaysChapter 17: Sound AdaptersChapter 18: Speakers and HeadphonesChapter 19: KeyboardsChapter 20: Mice and TrackballsChapter 21: Game ControllersChapter 22: Serial CommunicationsChapter 23: Parallel CommunicationsChapter 24: USB CommunicationsChapter 25: CasesChapter 26: Power SuppliesChapter 27: Backup Power SuppliesChapter 28: Building a PCColophon

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i read a nutshell series books when i was in college study specially c++ it'.s good but i cant get other books it's diffcult to get books in ethiopia even if you get they are very costy
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596005139
Author:
Thompson, Robert
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Thompson, Robert Bruce
Author:
Thompson, Barbara Fritchman
Location:
Beijing
Subject:
Purchasing
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computer input-output equipment
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - PCs
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Microcomputers -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Microcomputers -- Purchasing.
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / IBM-Compatible
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Subject:
AMD;Athlon XP/MP;DVD;DVD-R/RW;DVD-RAM;Flat Panel Displays;Intel;PC;Pentium 4;SiS;VIA;hardware;motherboard
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Series Volume:
no 1
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
878
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.57 in 2.31 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A longtime favorite among PC users, the third edition of the book now contains useful information for people running either Windows or Linux operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information, including how-to advice for specific components, ample reference material, and a comprehensive case study on building a PC.In addition to coverage of the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, floppies, hard drives, optical drives, tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. Special emphasis is given to upgrading and troubleshooting existing equipment so you can get the most from your existing investments.
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