Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies

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IDG Books Worldwide, 1997 - Microcomputers - 362 pages
Revive and recharge your old PC in a jiffy, the cheap and painless way with Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies, 3rd Edition. This newly revised, hands-on guide helps you install the hardware you need and fix nagging problems in your PC with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and figures. You'll also find out how to fix your PC troubles yourself so you can spend your money on upgrades instead of costly repairs.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to Figure out what's broken and how to fix it Install inexpensive new memory chips for faster performance Upgrade your computer to run Windows 95 and surf the Internet Give your computer more horsepower with a CPU upgrade chip Untangle the octopus that lives behind your PC Safely retrieve screws that "fell in there someplace" Add a speedy new video card or hard disk with ease Decide whether to upgrade or buy a new computer Plus, Andy's Top Ten Lists: Ten cheap fixes to try first Ten easiest things to upgrade Ten hardest things to upgrade

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User Review  - jmcclain19 - LibraryThing

Excellent layman's guide to fixing up your own PC. I've referred to it multiple times in switching out and upgrading hardware on my computer. Plain, simple language & detailed photos make it easy. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Biting lour Fingernails
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The RightNay to Fix Your PC
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About the author (1997)

David A. Karp is the author of the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and the founder of Annoyances.org. He writes for PC Magazine and his latest books include eBay Hacks and the upcoming eBay: The Missing Manual.

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