Upgrading and Repairing PCs (22e) : 9780789756107

Upgrading and Repairing PCs (22e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. The book offers the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair–plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques.

Table of contents
1. Development of the PC
2. PC Components, Features and System Design
3. Processor Types and Specifications
4. Motherboards and Buses
6. Memory
7. The ATA/IDE Interface
8. Magnetic Storage Principles
9. Hard Disk Storage
10. Removable Storage
11. Optical Storage
12. Video Hardware
13. Audio Hardware
14. External I/O Interfaces
15. Input Devices
16. Internet Connectivity
17. Local Area Networking
18. Power Supplies
19. Building or Upgrading Systems
20. PC Diagnostics, Testing and Maintenance
New to this edition

All new section on how to set up an inexpensive yet comprehensive, robust and reliable backup solution for single or multiple systems in a home or small business environment. This is also demonstrated in the all-new video DVD.

Detailed information about the Intel Turbo Boost and AMD Turbo Core built-in overclocking technology found in many new processors.

Coverage of the new inexpensive "hybrid" hard drives, combining Solid State Drive (SSD) and magnetic storage technology in the same high-performance drive.

Coverage of the latest USB 3.0 chipsets, drives, and other peripherals.

Coverage of the latest 50Mbps and faster internet connection speeds and the hardware you need to fully take advantage of them.

Coverage of the latest high-performance Solid State Drives (SSDs) and SSD technology.

Technical details about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS, which is required for motherboards to be able to boot from drives larger than 2TB.

Detailed information about the new 4K physical sectoring advanced format used on the highest capacity hard drives.

Technical details and information about the latest 32nm and 45nm multi-core processors from Intel and AMD.

Detailed information about the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) available as an optional built-in feature in some new processors.

Coverage of the latest motherboard chipsets, including support for SATA 6Gbps.

Coverage of the latest SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) 4.0 and later high capacity and high performance flash drives.

Detailed information about the 6/8-pin PCI Express graphics power connectors required to support the latest high-end video cards.

Information about the 80 PLUS standards for highly efficient power supplies, and how this combined with proper power-management settings can save a tremendous amount of energy (and money) each year.

Features & benefits
  • 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 PC professionals and enthusiasts alike - now better than ever!
Sample Pages
Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 6 and Index)