PC Upgrade and Repair Bible

PC Upgrade and Repair Bible

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Updated and revised with eighty percent new material, this book is 100 percent of what readers need to upgrade, fix, or troubleshoot PCs. Sixty five percent of U.S. households own a PC; this book caters to the do it yourselfers in these households, both novices and tech hobbyists alike, who are looking for an approachable reference. This is a one stop reference for topics such as video, CD, and DVD; multimedia; storage; communications (network and Internet); peripherals; and integrating with laptops and handhelds. It concludes with a step by step tutorial on building an "extreme" machine that can handle the most demanding multimedia or gaming applications. It is written by Marcia and Barry Press, authors of "PC Toys" (076454229X).show more

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  • Mixed media product | 504 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 30mm | 680.39g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Desktop ed
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764557319
  • 9780764557316
  • 1,796,944

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Introduction. Chapter 1: Getting Ready. Chapter 2: Why Isn't the Same Computer Right for Everyone? Chapter 3: PC Overview. Part II: Processors and Motherboards. Chapter 4: Processors, Cache, and Memory. Chapter 5: Buses, Chipsets, and Motherboards. Part III: Video. Chapter 6: Video. Chapter 7: Monitors and Flat Panels. Part IV: Storage. Chapter 8: Hard Disks and Disk Arrays. Chapter 9: CD and DVD. Chapter 10: Removable Storage. Part V: Networks and Communications. Chapter 11: Modems. Chapter 12: Wired and Wireless Networking. Chapter 13: Hubs, Switches, Routers, and Firewalls. Chapter 14: Configuring a Windows Network. Chapter 15: Internet Services, Antivirus, and Anti Spam. Part VI: Multimedia and Peripherals. Chapter 16: Sound Cards, Speakers, Microphones, and MP3 Players. Chapter 17: Digital Cameras, Video Capture, and DVDs. Chapter 18: Keyboards and Game Controllers. Chapter 19: Mice, Trackballs, and Tablets. Chapter 20: Printers, Scanners, and All in One Units. Part VII: Integration. Chapter 21: Cases, Cooling, and Power. Chapter 22: Laptops and Handheld Computers. Chapter 23: You're Going to Put That Where? Chapter 24: Diagnosis and Repair. Chapter 25: Building an Extreme Machine. Glossary. Index.show more

About Marcia Press

Barry Press has designed leading edge computer hardware, software, and networks for over 30 years, including a unique cable television modem, campuswide ATM networks, a desktop computer capable of analyzing adverse drug interactions, and an artificial intelligence planning system. He has programmed Windows since Version 1.0 and has taught as an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Southern California. Marcia Press worked in public accounting as a tax CPA for what was then one of the Big Eight, moving later to her own practice. She handles the administrative part of the work for the Presses' computer books the tracking, calls, follow ups, and research and does the sanity checks on their initial drafts. She's a fan of good wine, gardening, reading, and shopping, and is a serious gourmet cook. The Presses are the authors of PC Upgrade and Repair Bible; Networking by Example; Teach Yourself PCs; and PC Toys: 14 Cool Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainment and coauthors of Building the Power Efficient PC: A Developer's Guide to ACPI Power Management.show more

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