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Upgrading and Repairing PCs is the de facto standard PC hardware tome used by more PC professionals and hobbyists than any other book of its kind - selling more than 2.1 million copies in it's 13-edition history. In the 13th Edition, Scott has pulled out all of the stops, adding hundreds of page of new material, two hours of all new video and more technical illustrations, charts and tables than you'll find in any other PC hardware book.

Deep and balanced coverage of new processors from Intel and AMD, including the long-awaited Pentium 4 and 64-bit Itanium. Own a Dell PC? Interested in not turning it into a charcoal briquette when installing a new power supply or motherboard? What you read here could prevent an untimely meltdown of your beloved PC! Interested in turning your PC into a hot rod game machine? Want to rule the Internet Unreal community with an iron fist? Read Scott's coverage of audio, video and Internet connectivity for the lowdown on supercharging your PC. Use the new troubleshooting index to track down pesky problems with everything from IRQ conflicts to audio quality. Find solutions fast! Ever wonder how data is written to a CD? How do DVDs store so much more information than CDs? Scott brings you the most in-depth look at CD and DVD technology you'll find in a bookstore. Move over parallel ATA...serial ATA is here and it promises to revolutionize the way your hard drives interact with the motherboard. Get the skinny on serial ATA, as well as ATA-6, here first! Scott Mueller on video! You asked for it and you got it. The video on the 12th Edition CD was so well received, Scott went back into the studio and produced two hours of all-new video, showing you step-by-step procedures for building a PC from the ground up, including how to partition and format the disk, load drivers and operating system!</>

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