Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Upgrading and Repairing PCs

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DVD-ROM Includes 3 hours of new how-to video For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world's #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new video. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You'll find the industry's best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair-plus cutting-edge discussions of improving PC performance via overclocking and other techniques. Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos-nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you're a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need! NEW IN THIS EDITION The newest processors, including Intel's latest Core i Haswell processors and AMD's Kaveri core processors. Everything you need to know about the latest GPU technology from NVIDIA and AMD, including developments in OpenGL, DirectX, and Mantle. New firmware innovations like the InSyde BIOS, Back to BIOS buttons, and all the updated settings available for the newest processors and chipsets. The latest in updated home networking standards, from blazing fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi to HomeGrid and G.hn powerline networking. Ever larger storage, thanks to new technologies like helium-filled hard disks, shingled magnetic recording, and Cfast and XQD for flash memory. Emerging interfaces such as mSATA, USB 3.1, and M.2 Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch-from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting ON THE DVD Get 3 hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos-all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller delivers a complete seminar on PC troubleshooting, teaching you how to identify and resolve an array of common and not-so-common PC problems. From detailed explanations on all the tools that should be a basic part of any PC toolkit, to all the critical rules you should follow to safely operate on your PC's internal components, in these videos Scott Mueller ensures you are equipped with everything you need to know to successfully resolve your PC's problems. From there, Scott takes you through a complete disassembly of an All-in-One (AiO) system, showing just what you can do to keep these specialized systems running smoothly. Finally, there is a detailed look at today's ultra-fast solid state disk drives (SSD) and the benefits they bring to modern systems. This DVD also contains the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more! "...continually revised and updated to reflect the ever-changing PC landscape. A resource from my PC repair days, Scott Mueller's tome is one of the books that has stayed on my bookshelf throughout the years." -Adam Overa, Managing Editor, Tom's Hardwareshow more

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  • Mixed media product | 1176 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 22nd edition
  • 0789756102
  • 9780789756107
  • 89,830

About Scott Mueller

Scott Mueller is the president of Mueller Technical Research (MTR), an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has produced the industry's most in-depth, accurate, and effective seminars, books, articles, videos, and FAQs covering PC hardware and data recovery. MTR maintains a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Scott's seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world. Scott personally teaches seminars nationwide covering all aspects of PC hardware (including troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and upgrade), A+ Certification, and data recovery/forensics. He has a knack for making technical topics not only understandable, but entertaining; his classes are never boring! If you have ten or more people to train, Scott can design and present a custom seminar for your organization. Although he has taught classes virtually nonstop since 1982, Scott is best known as the author of the longest-running, most popular, and most comprehensive PC hardware book in the world, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has become the core of an entire series of books, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, and Upgrading and Repairing Windows. Scott's premiere work, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, has sold more than two million copies, making it by far the most popular and longest-running PC hardware book on the market today. Scott has been featured in Forbes magazine and has written several articles for PC World magazine, Maximum PC magazine, the Scott Mueller Forum, various computer and automotive newsletters, and the Upgrading and Repairing PCs website. Contact MTR directly if you have a unique book, article, or video project in mind or if you want Scott to conduct a custom PC troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, upgrade, or data-recovery seminar tailored for your organization: Mueller Technical Research: Web: www.muellertech.com Email: info@muellertech.com Forum: www.forum.scottmueller.com Scott has a forum exclusively for his readers at www.forum.scottmueller.com. Anybody can view the forum, but posting is available only to registered members. If you have suggestions or comments about the book or new book or article topics you would like to see covered, send them to info@muellertech.com.show more

Table of contents

Introductionâ 1 Chapter 1 Development of the PCâ 5 Computer History: Before Personal Computersâ 5 Timelineâ 5 Electronic Computersâ 10 Modern Computersâ 11 From Tubes to Transistorsâ 11 Integrated Circuitsâ 14 History of the PCâ 15 Birth of the Personal Computerâ 15 The IBM Personal Computerâ 16 The PC Industry 34 Years Laterâ 17 Chapter 2 PC Components, Features, and System Designâ 21 What Is a PC?â 21 Who Controls PC Software?â 23 Who Controls PC Hardware?â 26 White-Box Systemsâ 28 System Typesâ 29 System Componentsâ 30 Chapter 3 Processor Types and Specificationsâ 33 Microprocessor Historyâ 33 The First Microprocessorâ 33 PC Processor Evolutionâ 36 16-Bit to 64-Bit Architecture Evolutionâ 39 Processor Specificationsâ 40 Data I/O Busâ 48 Address Busâ 48 Internal Registers (Internal Data Bus)â 49 Processor Modesâ 49 Processor Benchmarksâ 54 Comparing Processor Performanceâ 55 Cache Memoryâ 58 Processor Featuresâ 65 System Management Modeâ 65 Superscalar Executionâ 66 MMX Technologyâ 67 Dynamic Executionâ 69 Dual Independent Bus Architectureâ 70 HT Technology (Hyperthreading)â 70 Multicore Technologyâ 72 Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Supportâ 73 Processor Manufacturingâ 74 PGA Chip Packagingâ 78 Single Edge Contact and Single Edge Processor Packagingâ 80 Processor Socket and Slot Typesâ 81 Socket LGA775â 84 Socket LGA1156â 85 Socket LGA1366â 86 Socket LGA1155â 87 Socket LGA2011â 87 Socket LGA1150â 89 Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+â 89 Socket F (1207FX)â 91 Socket FM1â 92 Socket FM2â 92 Socket FM2+â 92 Socket AM1 (Socket FS1B)â 92 CPU Operating Voltagesâ 93 Math Coprocessors (Floating-Point Units)â 94 Processor Bugs and Steppingsâ 94 Processor Code Namesâ 95 P1 (086) Processorsâ 95 P2 (286) Processorsâ 97 P3 (386) Processorsâ 98 P4 (486) Processorsâ 99 P5 (586) Processorsâ 100 AMD-K5â 102 Intel P6 (686) Processorsâ 103 Pentium Pro Processorsâ 103 Pentium II Processorsâ 104 Pentium IIIâ 106 Celeronâ 107 Intel Pentium 4 and Extreme Edition Processorsâ 108 Intel Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Editionâ 110 Intel Core Processorsâ 112 Intel Core 2 Familyâ 112 Intel (Nehalem) Core i Processorsâ 116 AMD K6 Processorsâ 121 AMD K7 Processorsâ 122 AMD Athlonâ 122 AMD Duronâ 123 AMD Athlon XPâ 124 Athlon MPâ 124 AMD K8 Processorsâ 124 AMD Athlon 64 and 64 FXâ 124 AMD Sempronâ 128 AMD Athlon X2, 64 X2, and 64 FXâ 128 AMD K10 Processors (Phenom, Phenom II, Athlon II, Athlon X2, Sempron)â 130 AMD Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, and Excavator FX Processorsâ 134 AMD Fusion/HSA APUsâ 137 Processor Upgrades â 139 Overclockingâ 142 Quartz Crystalsâ 142 Modern PC Clocksâ 145 Overclocking Tipsâ 147 Unlocking Coresâ 148 Bus Speeds and Multipliersâ 149 Processor Coolingâ 152 Heatsinksâ 152 Liquid Coolingâ 158 Thermally Advantaged Chassisâ 159 Processor Troubleshooting Techniquesâ 161 Chapter 4 Motherboards and Busesâ 165 Motherboard Form Factorsâ 165 Obsolete Form Factorsâ 166 ATX and Other Modern Form Factorsâ 177 Processor Sockets/Slotsâ 189 Chipsetsâ 192 Chipset Evolutionâ 193 Intel Chipsetsâ 195 Intel Chipset Model Numbersâ 195 Intel Integrated Graphics Architectureâ 197 AMD Integrated Graphics Architectureâ 197 Traditional North/southbridge Architectureâ 197 Hub Architectureâ 199 HyperTransport and Other Processor/Chipset Interconnectsâ 201 Intel's Early 386/486 Chipsetsâ 201 Fifth-Generation (P5 Pentium Class) Chipsetsâ 202 Sixth-Generation (P6 Pentium Pro/II/III Class) Chipsetsâ 203 Seventh/Eighth-Generation (Pentium 4/D, Core2, and Core i) Chipsetsâ 207 Intel 915 Familyâ 215 Intel 925X Familyâ 215 Intel 945 Express Familyâ 216 Intel 955X and 975X Familyâ 217 Intel 96x Seriesâ 217 Intel 3x and 4x Series Chipsetsâ 218 Intel 5x Series Chipsetsâ 220 Intel 6x Series Chipsetsâ 224 Intel 7x Series Chipsetsâ 225 Intel 8x Series Chipsetsâ 227 Intel 9x Series Chipsetsâ 229 Third-Party Chipsets for Intel Processorsâ 231 SiS Chipsetsâ 231 ULi Electronics Chipsetsâ 231 ATI Chipsetsâ 231 VIA Chipsetsâ 232 NVIDIA Chipsets for Intel Processorsâ 232 Chipsets for AMD Processorsâ 232 AMD Athlon Chipsetsâ 233 AMD Athlon 64 Chipsetsâ 234 AMD 8000 (8151) Chipsetâ 234 AMD (Formerly ATI) Chipsets for Athlon 64, Sempron, Phenomâ 235 Third-Party Chipsets for AMD Processorsâ 242 VIA Chipsetsâ 242 SiS Chipsetsâ 242 NVIDIA Chipsetsâ 243 Super I/O Chipsâ 244 Motherboard Connectorsâ 244 System Bus Types, Functions, and Featuresâ 255 The Processor Bus (FSB)â 261 Types of I/O Busesâ 262 The ISA Busâ 262 The Micro Channel Busâ 262 The EISA Busâ 263 Local Buses (VESA, PCI, PCI Express, AGP)â 263 System Resourcesâ 270 Interruptsâ 271 DMA Channelsâ 276 I/O Port Addressesâ 276 Motherboard Selection Criteria (Knowing What to Look For)â 278 Chipset Documentationâ 279 Chapter 5 BIOSâ 281 BIOS Basicsâ 281 Motherboard ROM BIOSâ 285 ROM Hardwareâ 285 ROM Shadowingâ 287 ROM Chip Typesâ 287 ROM BIOS Manufacturersâ 291 BIOS Hardware/Softwareâ 292 Upgrading the BIOSâ 292 Where to Get Your BIOS Updateâ 293 Determining Your BIOS Versionâ 293 Backing Up Your BIOSâ 293 Backing Up Your BIOS Setup (CMOS RAM) Settingsâ 294 Upgrading a Flash BIOSâ 295 Motherboard CMOS RAM Addressesâ 303 Preboot Environmentâ 305 Unified Extensible Firmware Interfaceâ 307 UEFI and BIOS Limitationsâ 307 UEFI Supportâ 309 BIOS Setupâ 309 Running or Accessing the BIOS Setup Programâ 310 BIOS Setup Menusâ 310 Maintenance Menuâ 311 Main Menuâ 313 Exit Menuâ 345 AMD-Specific BIOS Settingsâ 346 PnP BIOSâ 347 PnP Device IDsâ 347 ACPIâ 347 BIOS/MBR Error Messagesâ 348 BIOS Boot Error Messagesâ 349 MBR Boot Error Messagesâ 352 Chapter 6 Memoryâ 355 Memory Basicsâ 355 ROMâ 357 DRAMâ 357 Cache Memory: SRAMâ 359 Memory Standardsâ 361 Speed and Performanceâ 362 Fast Page Mode DRAMâ 365 Extended Data Out RAMâ 366 SDRAMâ 367 DDR SDRAMâ 368 DDR2 SDRAMâ 370 DDR3 SDRAMâ 372 DDR4 SDRAMâ 374 RDRAMâ 375 Memory Modulesâ 375 Registered Modulesâ 382 SDR DIMM Detailsâ 383 DDR DIMM Detailsâ 384 DDR2 DIMM Detailsâ 384 DDR3 DIMM Detailsâ 384 DDR4 DIMM Detailsâ 384 Determining a Memory Module's Size and Featuresâ 385 Memory Banksâ 387 Memory Module Speedâ 388 Parity and ECCâ 388 Parity Checkingâ 390 How Parity Checking Worksâ 391 ECCâ 391 RAM Upgradesâ 392 Upgrade Options and Strategiesâ 393 Purchasing Memoryâ 395 Replacing Modules with Higher-Capacity Versionsâ 397 Installing Memory Modulesâ 397 Troubleshooting Memoryâ 399 Memory Defect Isolation Proceduresâ 403 The System Logical Memory Layoutâ 405 Chapter 7 The ATA/IDE Interfaceâ 409 An Overview of the IDE Interfaceâ 409 Precursors to IDEâ 409 IDE Originsâ 410 Origins of ATAâ 411 ATA Standardsâ 412 ATA-1 (ATA Interface for Disk Drives)â 414 ATA-2 (ATA Interface with Extensions-2)â 415 ATA-3 (ATA Interface-3)â 415 ATA/ATAPI-4 (ATA with Packet Interface Extension-4)â 416 ATA/ATAPI-5 (ATA with Packet Interface-5)â 417 ATA/ATAPI-6 (ATA with Packet Interface-6)â 417 ATA/ATAPI-7 (ATA with Packet Interface-7)â 418 ATA/ATAPI-8â 419 PATAâ 419 PATA I/O Connectorâ 419 PATA I/O Cableâ 423 Longer or Rounded Cablesâ 425 PATA Signalsâ 425 PATA Dual-Drive Configurationsâ 426 PATA PIO Transfer Modesâ 429 PATA DMA Transfer Modesâ 429 SATAâ 431 SATA Standards and Performanceâ 431 SATA Expressâ 432 SATA Cables and Connectorsâ 434 eSATAâ 439 SATA Configurationâ 443 Advanced Host Controller Interfaceâ 444 Non-Volatile Memory Expressâ 445 SATA Transfer Modesâ 445 ATA Featuresâ 446 ATA Commandsâ 446 ATA Security Modeâ 447 Host Protected Areaâ 448 ATAPIâ 449 ATA Drive Capacity Limitationsâ 450 Prefixes for Decimal and Binary Multiplesâ 451 BIOS Limitationsâ 451 CHS Versus LBAâ 452 CHS/LBA and LBA/CHS Conversionsâ 453 BIOS Commands Versus ATA Commandsâ 454 CHS Limitations (the 528MB Barrier)â 455 CHS Translation (Breaking the 528MB Barrier)â 457 The 2.1GB and 4.2GB Barriersâ 459 LBA-Assist Translationâ 462 The 8.4GB Barrierâ 465 The 137GB Barrier and Beyondâ 466 Operating System and Other Software Limitationsâ 468 GPT and the 2.2TB Barrierâ 470 PATA/SATA RAIDâ 471 Software RAIDâ 474 Chapter 8 Magnetic Storageâ 475 Magnetic Storageâ 475 History of Magnetic Storageâ 475 How Magnetic Fields Are Used to Store Dataâ 476 Read/Write Head Designsâ 479 Ferriteâ 480 Metal-In-Gapâ 480 Thin-Filmâ 480 Magneto-Resistive Headsâ 481 Giant Magneto-Resistive Headsâ 482 Head Slidersâ 483 Data-Encoding Schemesâ 486 Frequency Modulation Encodingâ 487 Modified FM Encodingâ 487 Run Length Limited Encodingâ 488 Encoding Scheme Comparisonsâ 489 Partial-Response, Maximum-Likelihood Decodersâ 490 Capacity Measurementsâ 491 Areal Densityâ 492 Perpendicular Magnetic Recordingâ 495 Helium-Filled Drivesâ 497 Shingled Magnetic Recordingâ 497 Definition of a Hard Diskâ 498 Hard Drive Advancementsâ 499 Form Factorsâ 500 5 1/4-Inch Driveâ 502 3 1/2-Inch Driveâ 502 2 1/2-Inch Driveâ 502 1.8-Inch Driveâ 503 1-Inch Drivesâ 503 HDD Operationâ 503 Data Recovery Optionsâ 505 The Ultimate HDD Analogyâ 506 Tracks and Sectorsâ 507 ECCâ 510 Disk Formattingâ 515 Basic HDD Componentsâ 521 Hard Disk Platters (Disks)â 522 Recording Mediaâ 522 Read/Write Headsâ 524 Head Actuator Mechanismsâ 526 Air Filtersâ 532 Hard Disk Temperature Acclimationâ 534 Spindle Motorsâ 534 Logic Boardsâ 535 Cables and Connectorsâ 536 Configuration Itemsâ 536 Hard Disk Featuresâ 536 Capacityâ 537 Performanceâ 538 Reliabilityâ 543 Chapter 9 Flash and Removable Storageâ 547 Alternative Storage Devicesâ 547 Flash Memory Devicesâ 547 CompactFlash, XQD, and CFastâ 549 SmartMediaâ 551 MultiMediaCardâ 551 SecureDigitalâ 552 Sony Memory Stickâ 552 ATA Flash PC Cardâ 553 Card-Picture Cardâ 553 Solid-State Drivesâ 553 Virtual SSD (RAMdisk)â 554 Flash-Based SSDsâ 554 USB Flash Drivesâ 558 Comparing Flash Memory Devicesâ 559 SD Cards Speed Class and UHS Speed Class Markingsâ 561 File Systems Used by Flash Memoryâ 563 Flash Card Readersâ 563 Card Readersâ 563 ReadyBoost Supportâ 564 Cloud-Based Storageâ 565 Floppy Disk Drivesâ 566 Tape Drivesâ 567 Chapter 10 Optical Storageâ 569 Optical Technologyâ 569 CD-Based Optical Technologyâ 570 CDs: A Brief Historyâ 570 CD Construction and Technologyâ 571 Mass-Producing CDsâ 571 Writable CDsâ 583 MultiRead Specificationsâ 590 MultiPlay and MultiAudioâ 592 DVDâ 592 DVD Historyâ 593 DVD Construction and Technologyâ 593 DVD Tracks and Sectorsâ 595 Handling DVD Errorsâ 599 DVD Capacity (Sides and Layers)â 601 Data Encoding on the DVD Discâ 604 Recordable DVD Standardsâ 604 Multiformat Rewritable DVD Drivesâ 612 BDâ 613 HD-DVDâ 616 Optical Disc Formatsâ 616 CD Formatsâ 616 DVD Formats and Standardsâ 625 Optical Disc File Systemsâ 628 Ripping/Copying Discsâ 634 "For Music Use Only" CD-R/RW Discsâ 635 CD Copy Protectionâ 635 CD Digital Rights Managementâ 636 DVD and Blu-ray Copy Protectionâ 636 Optical Drive Performance Specificationsâ 640 CD Data Transfer Rateâ 640 CD Drive Speedâ 640 DVD Drive Speedâ 641 BD Drive Speedâ 644 Access Timeâ 645 Buffer/Cacheâ 646 Direct Memory Access and Ultra-DMAâ 646 Interfaceâ 646 Loading Mechanismâ 647 Other Drive Featuresâ 648 How to Reliably Record Optical Discsâ 648 Bootable Optical Discs-El Toritoâ 649 LightScribe and LabelFlashâ 649 Troubleshooting Optical Drivesâ 649 Caring for Optical Mediaâ 653 Updating the Firmware in an Optical Driveâ 654 Chapter 11 Video Hardwareâ 657 Display Adapters and Monitorsâ 657 Video Display Adaptersâ 658 Video Adapter Typesâ 658 Integrated Video/Motherboard Chipsetsâ 659 CPUs with Integrated Videoâ 663 Intel Processors with Integrated Graphicsâ 664 AMD Desktop APUsâ 667 Video Adapter Componentsâ 671 Identifying the Video and System Chipsetsâ 673 Video RAMâ 674 The DACâ 678 Video Display Interfacesâ 678 The System Interfaceâ 678 The Display Interfaceâ 679 TV Display Interfacesâ 695 3D Graphics Acceleratorsâ 696 How 3D Accelerators Workâ 697 APIsâ 700 Dual-GPU Scene Renderingâ 704 Monitorsâ 707 Display Specificationsâ 707 LCD and LED Technologyâ 716 Touchscreensâ 719 Plasma Display Technologyâ 720 LCD and DLP Projectorsâ 721 Using Multiple Monitorsâ 722 Dualviewâ 722 Homogeneous Adaptersâ 723 Heterogeneous Adaptersâ 723 Choosing the Best Display Hardware for a Particular Taskâ 723 Video Troubleshooting and Maintenanceâ 724 Troubleshooting Video Cards and Driversâ 725 Video Driversâ 727 Maintaining Monitorsâ 728 Testing Monitorsâ 728 Adjusting Monitorsâ 729 Bad Pixelsâ 730 Troubleshooting Monitorsâ 730 Repairing Monitorsâ 731 Chapter 12 Audio Hardwareâ 733 Audio Hardware Concepts and Termsâ 734 The Nature of Soundâ 734 Evaluating the Quality of Your Audio Hardwareâ 734 Samplingâ 735 Early PC Sound Cardsâ 736 Limitations of Sound Blaster Pro Compatibilityâ 736 Microsoft Windows and Audio Supportâ 736 DirectX and Audio Support Hardwareâ 737 Core Audio APIs for Windowsâ 737 3D Gaming Audio Standardsâ 738 Legacy Audio Support Through Virtualizationâ 740 Audio Hardware Featuresâ 740 Basic Connectorsâ 740 Audio Signal Processing Methodsâ 743 Advanced Audio Featuresâ 743 Volume Controlâ 745 MIDI Support Featuresâ 745 Data Compressionâ 746 Sound Driversâ 747 Sound Cards for Sound Producersâ 748 Motherboard Chipsets with Integrated Audioâ 748 Intel "Azalia" HD Audioâ 749 Troubleshooting PC Audio Problemsâ 749 Sound Card and Onboard Audio Problemsâ 749 Speakersâ 753 Speaker Selection Criteriaâ 753 Theater and Surround Sound Considerationsâ 754 Microphonesâ 755 Chapter 13 External I/O Interfacesâ 757 Introduction to Input/Output Portsâ 757 Serial Versus Parallelâ 757 Universal Serial Busâ 758 IEEE 1394 (FireWire or i.LINK)â 775 Hot-Plugging (and Unplugging)â 779 Thunderbolt Technologyâ 782 Low-Speed External Connectionsâ 784 Serial Portsâ 784 Parallel Portsâ 789 Chapter 14 Input Devicesâ 795 Keyboardsâ 795 Enhanced 101-Key Keyboardâ 795 103/104-Key Windows Keyboardâ 796 Keyboard Technologyâ 798 Keyswitch Designâ 798 The Keyboard Interfaceâ 804 Typematic Functionsâ 805 Keyboard Scan Codesâ 806 International Keyboard Layoutsâ 807 Keyboard/Mouse Interface Connectorsâ 808 USB Keyboardsâ 810 Keyboards with Special Featuresâ 811 Keyboard Troubleshooting and Repairâ 811 Cleaning a Keyboardâ 812 Keyboard Recommendationsâ 813 Pointing Devicesâ 814 Mouse Sensitivityâ 815 Ball-Type Miceâ 815 Optical Miceâ 815 Pointing Device Interface Typesâ 817 Scroll Wheelsâ 819 Mouse Troubleshootingâ 821 Cleaning Your Mouseâ 821 Alternative Pointing Devicesâ 821 Touchscreen Technologyâ 826 Wireless Input Devicesâ 827 Power Management Features of Wireless Input Devicesâ 828 Supporting Multiple Devices with a Single Transceiverâ 829 Troubleshooting Wireless Input Devicesâ 829 Chapter 15 Internet Connectivityâ 831 Internet Connectivity Trendsâ 831 Broadband Internet Access Typesâ 832 Cable Internetâ 832 Digital Subscriber Lineâ 836 Wireless Broadbandâ 840 Cellular Broadband 3G and 4G Servicesâ 840 Satellite Broadbandâ 841 ISDNâ 844 Leased Linesâ 845 Comparing High-Speed Internet Accessâ 846 Dial-Up Modemsâ 847 Internet Connection Securityâ 848 Having a Backup Plan in Case of Service Interruptionsâ 849 Sharing Your Internet Connectionâ 850 Routers for Internet Sharingâ 850 Modem/Router Status LEDsâ 851 Chapter 16 Local Area Networkingâ 853 Defining a Networkâ 853 Types of Networksâ 854 Requirements for a Networkâ 855 Client/Server Versus Peer Networksâ 855 Client/Server Networksâ 856 Peer-to-Peer Networksâ 857 Comparing Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Networksâ 857 Network Architecture Overviewâ 858 Wired Ethernetâ 860 Wireless Ethernetâ 862 Bluetoothâ 868 Hardware Elements of Your Networkâ 869 NICs for Wired Ethernet Networksâ 869 Network Cables for Wired Ethernetâ 871 Wired Network Topologiesâ 880 Switches for Ethernet Networksâ 883 Wireless Ethernet Hardwareâ 887 Network Protocolsâ 892 IP and TCP/IPâ 892 IPX and NetBEUIâ 893 Other Home Networking Solutionsâ 894 HomePNAâ 894 HomeGrid Forum and G.hn Networkingâ 895 Power Line Networkingâ 895 Putting Your Network Togetherâ 897 Network Adaptersâ 898 Cables and Connections Between Computersâ 899 Switch/Access Pointâ 899 Chapter 17 Power Suppliesâ 903 The Power Supplyâ 903 Primary Function and Operationâ 903 Voltage Railsâ 904 The Power Good Signalâ 906 Power Supply Form Factorsâ 907 Modern Form Factorsâ 910 Power Switchesâ 925 ATX and Newerâ 925 PC/XT/AT and LPX Power Switchesâ 927 Motherboard Power Connectorsâ 928 AT/LPX Power Supply Connectorsâ 929 ATX and ATX12V Motherboard Power Connectorsâ 931 Backward and Forward Compatibilityâ 944 Dell Proprietary (Nonstandard) ATX Designâ 946 Additional Power Connectorsâ 946 Peripheral Power Connectorsâ 946 Floppy (Berg) Power Connectorsâ 947 Serial ATA Power Connectorsâ 948 PCI Express Auxiliary Graphics Power Connectorsâ 949 Power Supply Specificationsâ 953 Power Supply Loadingâ 953 Power Supply Ratingsâ 955 Other Power Supply Specificationsâ 956 Power Factor Correctionâ 958 SLI-Ready and CrossFire/CrossFireX Certificationsâ 960 Safety Certificationsâ 960 Power-Use Calculationsâ 961 Power Savingsâ 963 80 Plusâ 963 ENERGY STARâ 965 Advanced Configuration and Power Interfaceâ 966 Power Cyclingâ 968 Power Supply Troubleshootingâ 972 Overloaded Power Suppliesâ 973 Inadequate Coolingâ 973 Using Digital Multimetersâ 974 Specialized Test Equipmentâ 977 Power Supply Recommendationsâ 980 Modular Cablesâ 981 Sources for Replacement Power Suppliesâ 982 Power-Protection Systemsâ 982 Surge Suppressors (Protectors)â 984 Network and Phone Line Surge Protectorsâ 984 Line Conditionersâ 985 Backup Powerâ 985 Real-Time Clock/Nonvolatile RAM (CMOS RAM) Batteriesâ 988 Modern CMOS Batteriesâ 989 Obsolete or Unique CMOS Batteriesâ 990 CMOS Battery Troubleshootingâ 991 Chapter 18 Building or Upgrading Systemsâ 993 System Componentsâ 993 Before You Start: How to Decide What to Buildâ 995 Case and Power Supplyâ 997 Processorâ 998 Motherboardâ 999 Memoryâ 1001 I/O Portsâ 1001 Hard Disk/Solid-State Drivesâ 1003 Removable Storageâ 1003 Input Devicesâ 1004 Video Card and Displayâ 1004 Audio Hardwareâ 1005 Accessoriesâ 1005 Hardware and Software Resourcesâ 1006 System Assembly and Disassemblyâ 1007 Assembly Preparationâ 1007 Installing the CPU and Heatsinkâ 1011 Installing Memory Modulesâ 1017 Mounting the New Motherboard in the Caseâ 1018 Preparing a Modular Power Supplyâ 1023 Connecting the Power Supplyâ 1023 Connecting I/O and Other Cables to the Motherboardâ 1026 Installing the Drivesâ 1027 Installing a Video Cardâ 1031 Installing Additional Expansion Cardsâ 1033 Replacing the Cover and Connecting External Cablesâ 1033 System Startupâ 1033 Installing the OSâ 1035 Troubleshooting New Installationsâ 1037 Chapter 19 PC Diagnostics, Testing, and Maintenanceâ 1039 PC Diagnosticsâ 1039 Diagnostics Softwareâ 1039 The POSTâ 1040 Insyde BIOS Diagnostic and Beep Codesâ 1053 Peripheral Diagnosticsâ 1053 Operating System Diagnosticsâ 1053 Commercial Diagnostics Softwareâ 1054 Free/User-Supported Diagnosticsâ 1055 The Boot Processâ 1055 The Hardware Boot Process: Operating System Independentâ 1056 The DOS Boot Processâ 1061 The Windows 9x/Me Boot Processâ 1061 Windows 2000/XP Startupâ 1061 Windows Vista/7 Startupâ 1062 Windows 8.1/10 Startupâ 1063 PC Maintenance Toolsâ 1063 Hand Toolsâ 1064 Safetyâ 1068 Test Equipmentâ 1069 Special Tools for the Enthusiastâ 1074 Preventive Maintenanceâ 1075 Active Preventive Maintenance Proceduresâ 1076 Passive Preventive Maintenance Proceduresâ 1081 Troubleshooting Tips and Techniquesâ 1085 Repair or Replace?â 1086 Basic Troubleshooting Stepsâ 1086 Troubleshooting by Replacing Partsâ 1087 Troubleshooting by the Bootstrap Approachâ 1087 Problems During the POSTâ 1089 Problems Running Softwareâ 1089 Problems with Adapter Cardsâ 1089 Top Troubleshooting Problemsâ 1090 9780789756107, TOC, 6/8/2015show more

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