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Upgrading and Repairing PCs with DVD (Upgrading & Repairing PC's)by Scott Mueller
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Explains how to upgrade, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot the hardware of personal computers, outlining the differences among them as well as their various configuration options. The 14th edition covers Intel's Northwood Pentium 4, NVIDIA's GeForce4 video card, and Creative Lab's Audigy sound card. The DVD contains two hours of instructional video. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is the newest comprehensive update to the world's #1 guide to PC repair and maintenance. World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has thoroughly updated his legendary Upgrading and Repairing PCs to reflect today's latest PC technologies, and added a new DVD with more than two hours of digital video demonstrating PC maintenance and repair, which can be watched on either their DVD-equipped PCs or any DVD player. Mueller presents updated coverage of every significant PC component: processors, motherboards, memory, the BIOS, IDE and SCSI interfaces, drives, removable and optical storage, video and audio hardware, USB, FireWire, Internet connectivity, LANs, power supplies, even PC cases. This book also contains a detailed troubleshooting index designed to help readers rapidly diagnose more than 250 common PC hardware problems, as well as an extensive vendor contact guide, and a comprehensive PC technical glossary.
Table of Contents
Development of the PC — PC components, features, and system design — Microprocessor types and specifications, motherboards and buses — BIOS — Memory — IDE interface — SCSI interface — Magnetic storage principles — Hard disk storage — Floppy disk storage — High-capacity removable storage — Optical storage — Physical drive installation and configuration — Video hardware — Audio hardware — I/O interfaces from serial and parallel to IEEE-1394 and USB — Input devices — Internet connectivity — Local area networking — Power supply and chassis/case — Building or upgrading systems — PC diagnostics, testing and maintenance — File systems and data recovery.
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