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Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
By Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-00866-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-600866-6
Pages: 447

Table of Contents  | Index

      Organization of This Book
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        Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Section 1.1.  Upgrading or Repairing Versus Buying New
      Section 1.2.  Popular Upgrades
      Section 1.3.  Choosing Components
      Section 1.4.  Buying Components
      Section 1.5.  Troubleshooting
        Chapter 2.  Working on PCs
      Section 2.1.  Rules to Upgrade and Repair By
      Section 2.2.  Hand Tools
      Section 2.3.  Software Tools
      Section 2.4.  General Procedures
        Chapter 3.  System Maintenance
      Section 3.1.  System Cleaning
      Section 3.2.  Preventative Maintenance
        Chapter 4.  Motherboards
      Section 4.1.  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Motherboards
      Section 4.2.  A Motherboard Tour
      Section 4.3.  Identifying a Motherboard
      Section 4.4.  Replacing a Motherboard
      Section 4.5.  Troubleshooting and Maintaining Motherboards
        Chapter 5.  Processors
      Section 5.1.  The Truth About Processor Performance
      Section 5.2.  Processor Characteristics
      Section 5.3.  Processor Types
      Section 5.4.  CPU Coolers
      Section 5.5.  Processor Upgrade Considerations
      Section 5.6.  Replacing the Processor
      Section 5.7.  Troubleshooting Processors
        Chapter 6.  Memory
      Section 6.1.  Understanding Memory
      Section 6.2.  Memory Performance
      Section 6.3.  Other Memory Issues
      Section 6.4.  Choosing Memory
      Section 6.5.  Installing Memory
      Section 6.6.  Troubleshooting Memory Installation and Operation
        Chapter 7.  Hard Disk Drives
      Section 7.1.  Hard Disk Drive Interfaces
      Section 7.2.  Choosing a Hard Disk Drive
      Section 7.3.  Installing a Hard Disk Drive
      Section 7.4.  Enabling DMA Mode Transfers (PATA Only)
      Section 7.5.  Troubleshooting Hard Drive Problems
        Chapter 8.  Optical Drives
      Section 8.1.  Optical Drive Types
      Section 8.2.  Optical Drive Performance
      Section 8.3.  Optical Disc Types
      Section 8.4.  Installing and Configuring an Optical Drive
      Section 8.5.  Troubleshooting Optical Drives
        Chapter 9.  External and Removable Storage Devices
      Section 9.1.  Uses for External and Removable Storage
      Section 9.2.  External Hard Drives
      Section 9.3.  External Drive Enclosures
      Section 9.4.  Removable Hard Drive Enclosures
      Section 9.5.  USB Flash Memory Drives
      Section 9.6.  Tape Drives
        Chapter 10.  Video Adapters
      Section 10.1.  Video Adapter Interfaces
      Section 10.2.  Choosing a Video Adapter
      Section 10.3.  TV Tuner/Capture Cards
      Section 10.4.  Installing a Video Card
      Section 10.5.  Configuring Windows Video
      Section 10.6.  Troubleshooting Video Adapters Problems
        Chapter 11.  Displays
      Section 11.1.  CRT Displays
      Section 11.2.  LCD Displays
      Section 11.3.  Troubleshooting Display Problems
        Chapter 12.  Audio
      Section 12.1.  Audio Adapters
      Section 12.2.  Audio Adapter Characteristics
      Section 12.3.  Choosing an Audio Adapter
      Section 12.4.  Installing a Sound Card
      Section 12.5.  Configuring an Audio Adapter Card Under Windows
      Section 12.6.  Speakers and Headphones
      Section 12.7.  Choosing Speakers and Headphones
      Section 12.8.  Troubleshooting Audio Problems
        Chapter 13.  Input Devices
      Section 13.1.  Keyboards
      Section 13.2.  Mice and Trackballs
      Section 13.3.  Game Controllers
        Chapter 14.  Wireless Networking
      Section 14.1.  Wireless Networking Standards
      Section 14.2.  Wireless Components
        Chapter 15.  Cases
      Section 15.1.  Case Characteristics
      Section 15.2.  Tweaking Your Current Case
        Chapter 16.  Power Supplies and Power Protection
      Section 16.1.  Power Supplies
      Section 16.2.  Choosing a Power Supply
      Section 16.3.  Power Protection
   About the Authors

Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
ISBN: 059600866X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 126

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