Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
Most computer users think that fiddling with the insides of their PC is taboo. They fear that by removing the screws that hold the case on, they're crossing into forbidden territory. And even for those who know they can open the box and fix or upgrade their PC, analysis paralysis often stops them in their tracks:
Which upgrades offer the best bang for the buck? How do you pinpoint the faulty component that's making your system freeze? What about compatibility issues?
Get ready to get unstuck and get your PC running fast and running right. Repairing and Upgrading Your PC delivers start-to-finish instructions, simple enough for even the most inexperienced PC owner, for troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading your computer. Written by hardware experts Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson, this book covers it all: how to troubleshoot a troublesome PC, how to identify which components make sense for an upgrade, and how to tear it all down and put it back together. This book shows how to repair and upgrade all of your PC's essential components:
Motherboard, CPU, and Memory. Choose the optimal match of these core components
to keep your PC running at top speed
Hard Drive, Optical Drive, and Removable Storage
Give your computer what it needs for long-term and short-term storage
Audio and Video. Enhance your computing experience with the right sound and
graphics devices for your needs
Input Devices. Pick the best keyboard and mouse to keep your hands happy and
Networking. Set up secure wireless networking to keep the bits flowing between
your computers and the outside world
Cases and Power Supplies. Keep everything running cool and reliably
With its straightforward language, clear instructions, and extensive illustrations, this book makes it a breeze for PC owners of any skill level to work on their computer.
- 2009 Barbara Fritchman Thompson and Robert Thompson
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