Upgrading and Repairing PCs

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Que Publishing, 2004 - Computers - 1575 pages
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Upgrading and Repairing PCs is the runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all time and one of the best-selling computer books ever! This 15th Edition is loaded with the most up-to-date hardware information anywhere. World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has taught thousands in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. This edition contains hundreds of pages of new material, including the latest in processor and motherboard technologies. The DVD offers you more than two hours of high quality video plus a searchable hard drive database, a searchable vendor database, and thousands of pages of legacy PC hardware coverage that can no longer be included in the printed book, but that are invaluable to PC techs servicing older computers!
  

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User Review  - gilloz - Overstock.com

The book is excellent for familiarizing yourself with your computer or just about any computer on the market. It explains in detail the internal individual components that make up your system. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - sferguson - LibraryThing

A book of great value, although it has become less and less useful to the knowledgeable technician over the past several years. Continuous additions of content in each edition add value and continue to make this a good investment for anyone interested in working on computer hardware. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Computer HistoryBefore Personal
10
Modern Computers
16
PC Components Features
25
Motherboards and Buses
196
AMD AthlonDuron Processors
292
ATI Radeon IGP Chipsets
300
BIOS Basics
366
Maintaining Your Monitor
858
3D Graphics Accelerators
880
Upgrading or Replacing Your Video Card
892
Adapter and Display Troubleshooting
900
3D Audio
930
Introduction to InputOutput Ports
946
Standard Serial and Parallel Ports
961
Parallel Ports
971

Upgrading the BIOS
384
Memory Basics
422
RAM Types
428
Memory Modules
440
Installing RAM Upgrades
471
Troubleshooting Memory
477
An Overview of the IDE Interface
498
ATA Features
508
ATA Upgrades
516
ATA RAID
541
Magnetic Storage Principles
579
Floppy Disk Storage
643
HighCapacity Removable
663
Physical Drive Installation
797
Monitor Selection Criteria
845
Input Devices
980
Relating Internet and LAN Connectivity
1024
Digital Subscriber Line
1031
Internet Connectivity via Satellite with
1037
Internet Troubleshooting
1068
Focus of This Chapter
1074
Hardware Elements of Your Network
1081
Power Supply
1125
Building or Upgrading
1183
Motherboard
1217
PC Diagnostics Testing
1229
PC Maintenance Tools
1252
Preventive Maintenance
1267
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About the author (2004)

Author Bio: Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Fifteenth EditionUpgrading and Repairing PCs, Fifteenth Edition Author Bio Scott Mueller is 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, 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 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 as well; his classes are never boring! If you have 10 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 not only been produced in more than 15 editions, but has also become the core of an entire series of books. Scott has authored many books over the last 20+ years, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 1st through 15th and Academic editions; Upgrading and Repairing PCs: A+ Certification Study Guide, 1st and 2nd editions; Upgrading and Repairing PCs Technician's Portable Reference, 1st and 2nd editions; Upgrading and Repairing PCs Field Guide; Upgrading and Repairing PCs Quick Reference; Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Linux Edition; Killer PC Utilities; The IBM PS/2 Handbook; and Que's Guide to Data Recovery. Scott has produced several video training packages covering PC hardware, including a new 6-hour, CD-based seminar titled Upgrading and Repairing PCs Training Course: A Digital Seminar from Scott Mueller. This course is ideal for those who cannot afford to bring Scott in-house. Scott has also produced other videos over the years, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs Video: 12th Edition; Your PC: The Inside Story; as well as 2 hours of free video training that were included in each of the 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and Laptop/Notebook editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Scott has always included unique video segments with his books, rather than using the same clips every year. Many people have collected each of the older editions just to get the unique video training segments included with them. 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 21 Spring Lane Barrington Hills, IL 60010-9009 (847) 854-6794 (847) 854-6795 Fax Internet: scottmueller@compuserve.com Web: http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com http://www.m-tr.com Scott's premiere work, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, has sold well over 2 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 Maximum PC magazine, several newsletters, and the Upgrading and Repairing PCs Web site. Scott has recently completed two new works, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops and Upgrading and Repairing PCs Video Training Course, and is hard at work on Upgrading and Repairing Servers, also a new, first-of-its-kind book. If you have suggestions for the next version of this book, any comments about the book in general, or new book or article topics you would like to see covered, send them to Scott via email at scottmueller@compuserve.com or visit http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com and click the Ask Scott button. When he is not working on PC-related books or on the road teaching seminars, Scott can usually be found in the garage working on several vehicular projects. He is currently working on a custom 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHRCI Road King Classic and a modified 1998 5.9L (360ci) Grand Cherokee a hot rod 4x4.

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