Updated and revised with eighty percent new material, this book is 100 percent of what readers need to upgrade, fix, or troubleshoot PCs Sixty-five percent of U.S. households own a PC; this book caters to the do-it-yourselfers in these households, both novices and tech hobbyists alike, who are looking for an approachable reference A one-stop reference for topics such as video, CD, and DVD; multimedia; storage; communications (network and Internet); peripherals; and integrating with laptops and handhelds Concludes with a step-by-step tutorial on building an "extreme" machine that can handle the most demanding multimedia or gaming applications Written by Marcia and Barry Press, authors of PC Toys (076454229X)
PART I: Introduction and IssuesChapter 1: Getting ReadyChapter 2: Why Isn't the Same Computer Right for Everyone?Chapter 3: Windows System Requirements and Support OptionsPART II: Your Workload Determines What Your Computer DoesChapter 4: Choke Points: Where Your Computer Slows DownChapter 5: WorkloadsPART III: Specs, Lies, and Duct TapeChapter 6: Cases, Power Supplies, and Uninterruptible Power SuppliesChapter 7: Processor, Memory, and BusChapter 8: ProcessorsChapter 9: Cache, Memory, and BusChapter 10: The Real World: Motherboard and BIOSChapter 11: I/O and PeripheralsChapter 12: I/O BusesChapter 13: Hard Disks and Disk ArraysChapter 14: CD-ROMs, CD-ROM Changers, CD-Rs, and DVD-ROMsChapter 15: Removable DisksChapter 16: TapeChapter 17: VideoChapter 18: Video AdaptersChapter 19: MonitorsChapter 20: KeyboardsChapter 21: Sound Cards, Speakers, and MicrophonesChapter 22: Mouse / Trackball / Joystick / TabletChapter 23: ModemsChapter 24: Digital Still Cameras, Video Capture, and Video ConferencingChapter 25: ScannersChapter 26: Printers and All-in-One UnitsPART IV: Networking Know-HowChapter 27: Network Cabling and InterfacesChapter 28: Peripheral Network EquipmentChapter 29: Hands-On NetworkingChapter 30: Accessing and Serving the InternetPART V: Putting It TogetherChapter 31: Growth and Combining ComponentsChapter 32: Making Choices That Fit the Road WarriorChapter 33: System ManagementChapter 34: You're Going to Put That Where?Chapter 35: BenchmarkingChapter 36: Diagnosis and RepairPART VI: Just Do ItChapter 37: Building a Desktop - HardwareChapter 38: Building a Desktop - Software InstallationChapter 39: Building a Server - HardwareChapter 40: Building a Server - Software InstallationChapter 41: Certification
The authors provide a comprehensive reference for PC repair and upgrade, updated to include: Windows 98 and preview of Windows 2000; Pentium III and Xeon processors; ISDN, satellite, and cable modems; plug-and-play operation with Universal Serial Bus (USB) and IEEE1394 connections; and all information necessary to build an effective, customized computer from ground up.
The Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible, 2nd Edition addresses the changes in the Mac market, offering coverage of new Macs and new Macintosh technologies. Specifically, the book has been enlarged and expanded to cover the iMac line, from the original iMac through the iMac DV series, the iBook line, the PowerBook G3 series and the Power Macintosh G3 and G4 machines that have been introduced since the first edition. All of these machines offer new ways to expand and upgrade storage, processing and input/output tasks. Likewise, they offer new troubleshooting and repair issues. Includes a CD-ROM packed with powerful utilities.
A complete and up-to-date PC upgrade and repair bible. Written by the undisputed expert on personal computer hardware, This Old PC gives readers the most complete information on their hardware and on the upgrade paths available to them. Includes new checklists to speed the upgrade and features complete coverage of Local Bus, Pentium, and OverDrive technologies.
This book has unique 3 Stage guaranteed learning system with interactive software. It contains Training Kit for Windows 98/Me, Word, Excel, Access 2000 and Internet. The CD-ROM contains Self learning tutorials on Windows, Word, Excel, Access, Internet plus Busylite financial Accounting & SmartCop Anti Virus Software.