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  • Beefed-up coverage of the latest hardware, plus ninety minutes of all-new Scott Mueller how-to videos on DVD
  • Cutting-edge coverage of the latest processors, chipsets, motherboards, graphics cards, and more
  • The de facto standard hardware guide for students - now better than ever!

Description

  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 1184
  • Edition: 22nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5610-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5610-7

DVD-ROM Includes 3 hours of new how-to video

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, plus more than two hours of new video.

Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving PC performance via overclocking and other techniques.

Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos—nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need!

NEW IN THIS EDITION

  • The newest processors, including Intel’s latest Core i Haswell processors and AMD’s Kaveri core processors.
  • Everything you need to know about the latest GPU technology from NVIDIA and AMD, including developments in OpenGL, DirectX, and Mantle.
  • New firmware innovations like the InSyde BIOS, Back to BIOS buttons, and all the updated settings available for the newest processors and chipsets.
  • The latest in updated home networking standards, from blazing fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi to HomeGrid and G.hn powerline networking.
  • Ever larger storage, thanks to new technologies like helium-filled hard disks, shingled magnetic recording, and Cfast and XQD for flash memory.
  • Emerging interfaces such as mSATA, USB 3.1, and M.2
  • Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting

ON THE DVD

Get 3 hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller delivers a complete seminar on PC troubleshooting, teaching you how to identify and resolve an array of common and not-so-common PC problems.

From detailed explanations on all the tools that should be a basic part of any PC toolkit, to all the critical rules you should follow to safely operate on your PC’s internal components, in these videos Scott Mueller ensures you are equipped with everything you need to know to successfully resolve your PC’s problems.

From there, Scott takes you through a complete disassembly of an All-in-One (AiO) system, showing just what you can do to keep these specialized systems running smoothly. Finally, there is a detailed look at today’s ultra-fast solid state disk drives (SSD) and the benefits they bring to modern systems.

This DVD also contains the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!

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Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #1: Know Your PC's System Components

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #10: Comparing Flash Memory Devices: Which Is Best for Your Needs?

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #11: Why Won't My CD or DVD Play? Troubleshooting Optical Drives

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #12: How 3D Accelerators Work

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #13: Troubleshooting PC Audio Problems

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #14: USB Security Risks

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #15: The Best Ways to Clean Your Computer Keyboard

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #16: High-Speed Internet Access: Which Type is Right for You?

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #17: Internet Connection Security Basics

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #18: Types of Networks

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #19: Wireless Network Security Basics

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #2: Comparing Processor Performance

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #20: Power Cycling: When to Turn Your Computer Off

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #21: How to Use a Digital Multimeter to Check Your Computer's Power Supply

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #22: Building Your Own Computer: Start By Deciding What to Build

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #23: Building Your Own Computer: 16 Steps for Powering on Your System for the First Time

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #24: A Checklist of PC Maintenance Hand Tools

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #25: Top 12 PC Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #3: How L1 Cache Works on Your PC

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #4: Motherboard Selection Criteria (Knowing What to Look For)

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #5: Upgrading a Flash BIOS

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #6: What Is ROM?

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #7: An Overview of the Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) Interface

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #8: How Magnetic Fields are Used to Store Data on Your Computer

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #9: What Is a Hard Disk Drive and What Does It Do?

What is RAM?

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Development of the PC
  • Chapter 2 PC Components, Features, and System Design 
  • Chapter 3 Processor Types and Specifications 
  • Chapter 4 Motherboards and Buses
  • Chapter 5 BIOS 
  • Chapter 6 Memory
  • Chapter 7 The ATA/IDE Interface
  • Chapter 8 Magnetic Storage
  • Chapter 9 Flash and Removable Storage 
  • Chapter 10 Optical Storage 
  • Chapter 11 Video Hardware 
  • Chapter 12 Audio Hardware 
  • Chapter 13 External I/O Interfaces 
  • Chapter 14 Input Devices 
  • Chapter 15 Internet Connectivity
  • Chapter 16 Local Area Networking
  • Chapter 17 Power Supplies
  • Chapter 18 Building or Upgrading Systems 
  • Chapter 19  PC Diagnostics, Testing, and Maintenance 

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