25 Tips from Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 22nd edition
For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques.
To celebrate the 22nd edition of the book, we're bringing you 25 exclusive excerpts from every chapter in the book. Enjoy!
- Tip #1: Know Your PC's System Components
- Tip #2: Comparing Processor Performance
- Tip #3: How L1 Cache Works on Your PC
- Tip #4: Motherboard Selection Criteria (Knowing What to Look For)
- Tip #5: Upgrading a Flash BIOS
- Tip #6: What Is ROM?
- Tip #7: An Overview of the Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) Interface
- Tip #8: How Magnetic Fields are Used to Store Data on Your Computer
- Tip #9: What Is a Hard Disk Drive and What Does It Do?
- Tip #10: Comparing Flash Memory Devices: Which Is Best for Your Needs?
- Tip #11: Why Won't My CD or DVD Play? Troubleshooting Optical Drives
- Tip #12: How 3D Accelerators Work
- Tip #13: Troubleshooting PC Audio Problems
- Tip #14: USB Security Risks
- Tip #15:The Best Ways to Clean Your Computer Keyboard
- Tip #16: High-Speed Internet Access: Which Type is Right for You?
- Tip #17: Internet Connection Security Basics
- Tip #18: Types of Networks
- Tip #19 :Wireless Network Security Basics
- Tip #20: Power Cycling: When to Turn Your Computer Off
- Tip #21: How to Use a Digital Multimeter to Check Your Computer's Power Supply
- Tip #22: Building Your Own Computer: Start By Deciding What to Build
- Tip #23: Building Your Own Computer: 16 Steps for Powering on Your System for the First Time
- Tip #24: A Checklist of PC Maintenance Hand Tools
- Tip #25: Top 10 PC Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions