How to Expand & Upgrade PCs

How to Expand & Upgrade PCs

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This book focuses on upgrades and add-ons that any consumer level user can make with their PC. It uses the highly visual layout of the the incredibly successful How it Works series to make upgrading a snap. It goes beyond most hardware books by addressing more than just the nuts, bolts, and techie connections of hardware. Each chapter looks at: *Determining the type of upgrade you need *Tools, requirements, and physical installation *Windows and application setup for your new hardware *Using the hardware once you have it installed *Tips and tricks for getting the most from your investment This unique approach brings together all of the pre-purchase, installation, and usage issues a user will face.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 725.74g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789725002
  • 9780789725004

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. What's Inside Your Computer. 2. Installing a New Motherboard or CPU. 3. Adding Memory to Your PC. 4. Installing a New Power Supply. 5. Adding or Replacing an IDE Hard Drive. 6. Installing a Floppy Drive. 7. Installing a CD-ROM Drive. 8. Installing a DVD Drive. 9. Installing a SCSI Drive. 10. Installing a Removable Drive. 11. Installing a Tape Drive. 12. Installing a Keyboard and Mouse. 13. Installing a Joystick or Other Gaming Devices. 14. Installing a Scanner. 15. Installing a Digital Camera. 16. Installing and Upgrading a Graphics Card and Monitor. 17. Installing a NetCam. 18. Installing a Sound Card and Speakers. 19. Installing an MP3 Player. 20. Installing USB Devices. 21. Installing a Modem. 22. Installing a Printer. 23. Upgrading Notebook Computers. 24. Installing a Home Network. 25. Performing Computer Maintenance. Glossary. Index.
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"Simple illustrations are used to good effect and the title also includes tutorial pages explaining how things work."What PC?, July 2001
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About Preston Gralla

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 16 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Yourself Online and How the Internet Works. He has written about the Internet for many publications, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and PC Magazine. Preston has won several journalism awards, including the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. He is the executive editor of ZDNet and appears regularly on TV and radio as an Internet expert, including shows and networks such as the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, CNN, ABC World News Now and many others.
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