PC Hardware: The Complete Reference

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9780072125160: PC Hardware: The Complete Reference

From motherboards to modems, this heavy-hitting resource has everything you need to know to upgrade, troubleshoot, and maintain your PC. It covers all the major operating systems -- DOS, Windows, UNIX, & Linux, and explains networking and Internet connection issues and devices. Special features include a detailed troubleshooting flowchart and a "Build Your Dream Machine" section.

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Solve Your PC Problems with This Definitive PC Reference!

Build, configure, and troubleshoot your PC with help from this comprehensive and easy-to-use reference. Covering everything from hardware basics to resolving advanced configuration issues, this step-by-step guide will walk you through each stage of putting together the PC system that you desire--or simply help you improve performance of your current system. You’ll learn how to choose components, increase your computer’s memory, and install new drives and peripherals. And, the bonus CD-ROM contains a narrated video that explains how to select and install or remove components, and create the PC system of your dreams.

  • Learn the fundamentals of PC technology
  • Address memory issues and solve system conflicts
  • Get details on the motherboard chipset and set up input-output devices
  • Understand the basics of power supply and protection
  • Connect your PC to a network and access the Internet
  • Choose and install all the latest video and audio subsystems
  • Connect PC components--keyboards, CD-ROM, video, disk drives, and more

About the Author:

John Rourke (Clearwater, FL) is a full time PC technician and trainer, running Allied Computer Services, Inc. He designs PC and LAN troubleshooting tools including the AlertCard Filesaver Diagnostic Card, POSTPlus System Boot Diagnostic Card, and the Discovery Card (named to Best 100 Diagnostic Products in 1995 by Windows Magazine). John trains as a contractor for Global Knowledge as well, teaching intro and advanced PC courses such as PC Upgrading and Troubleshooting (Intro and Advanced), DOS for Support Personnel, Advanced DOS Data Recovery, Memory Management For DOS and Windows, Introduction to Data Communications to name a few.

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