Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Upgrading and Repairing PCs

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Upgrading and Repairing PCs is the de facto standard PC hardware tome used by more PC professionals and hobbyists than any other book of its kind - selling more than 2.1 million copies in it's 13-edition history. In the 13th Edition, Scott has pulled out all of the stops, adding hundreds of page of new material, two hours of all new video and more technical illustrations, charts and tables than you'll find in any other PC hardware book.

Deep and balanced coverage of new processors from Intel and AMD, including the long-awaited Pentium 4 and 64-bit Itanium. Own a Dell PC? Interested in not turning it into a charcoal briquette when installing a new power supply or motherboard? What you read here could prevent an untimely meltdown of your beloved PC! Interested in turning your PC into a hot rod game machine? Want to rule the Internet Unreal community with an iron fist? Read Scott's coverage of audio, video and Internet connectivity for the lowdown on supercharging your PC. Use the new troubleshooting index to track down pesky problems with everything from IRQ conflicts to audio quality. Find solutions fast! Ever wonder how data is written to a CD? How do DVDs store so much more information than CDs? Scott brings you the most in-depth look at CD and DVD technology you'll find in a bookstore. Move over parallel ATA...serial ATA is here and it promises to revolutionize the way your hard drives interact with the motherboard. Get the skinny on serial ATA, as well as ATA-6, here first! Scott Mueller on video! You asked for it and you got it. The video on the 12th Edition CD was so well received, Scott went back into the studio and produced two hours of all-new video, showing you step-by-step procedures for building a PC from the ground up, including how to partition and format the disk, load drivers and operating system!
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1548 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 66.04mm | 2,517.42g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • 13th edition
  • 0789725428
  • 9780789725424

Table of contents


1. Personal Computer Background.

2. PC Components, Features and System Design.

3. Microprocessor Types and Specifications.

4. Motherboards and Buses.

5. BIOS.

6. Memory.

7. The IDE Interface.

8. The SCSI Interface.

9. Magnetic Storage Principles.

10. Hard Disk Storage.

11. Floppy Disk Storage.

12. High Capacity Removable Storage.

13. Optical Storage.

14. Physical Drive Installation and Configuration.

15. Video Hardware.

16. Audio Hardware.

17. Serial, Parallel and Other I/O Devices.

18. Input Devices.

19. Internet Connectivity.

20. Local Area Networks.

21. Power Supply and Chassis/Case.

22. Portable PCs.

23. Building or Upgrading Systems.

24. PC Diagnostics, Testing and Maintenance.

25. File Systems and Data Recovery.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Key Vendor Contact Information.

Appendix C: Troubleshooting Index.

CD Vendor list-Standard updates.

CD Technical Reference.

CD IBM Personal Computer Family Hardware.

CD Video.

CD PDF versions of 10th, 11th and 12th editions of the book.

CD Printers chapter.
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Review quote

"For professional technicians and hobbyists, this is the most trusted and popular guide on the market."The Bookseller, Aug 2001
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About Scott Mueller

Scott Mueller is president of Mueller Technical Research, an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has specialized in the industry's most in-depth, accurate, and effective corporate PC hardware and technical training seminars, maintaining a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. His seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world. Scott has developed and presented training courses in all areas of PC hardware and software. He is an expert in PC hardware, operating systems, and data-recovery techniques. He currently spends about 20-25 weeks per year on the road teaching his seminars at several corporate clients. Scott has many popular books, articles, and course materials to his credit, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has sold more than 2 million copies, making it by far the most popular PC hardware book on the market today.
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