Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

Help

Upgrading & Repairing


1. 

Upgrading and Fixing Computers: Do-it-Yourself For Dummies®

Upgrading and Fixing Computers: Do-it-Yourself For Dummies®

By: 

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 22-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 21-OCT-2010

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

An illustrated, step-by-step guide to repairs and upgrades Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage. Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections,...

2. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Sixteenth Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Sixteenth Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2004

Insert Date: 25-MAY-2008

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher-World renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller. Scott has taught thousand in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Often his students refer to him with nicknames, such as "St.Scott" and claim that Upgrading and Repairing PCs has changed their lives. This runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all-time is used by students, hobbyists, and PC professionals around the world. Upgrading and Repairing PCs is found on desks everywhere. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 16th Edition includes hundreds of pages of...

3. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide

Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2001

Insert Date: 22-MAY-2008

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide is a portable, "essentials" version of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 13th Edition - the bestselling PC hardware book of all-time. Weighing less than half a pound, this tiny book packs a hefty punch - containing the essential information you need to upgrade and repair PCs, whether you're a hardcore pro or a weekend warrior. All of this information fits nicely in your toolkit, briefcase or backpack and be there to rescue you when you're out of your office and away from your trusty copy of Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Use the connector quick...

4. 

Building Extreme PCs

Building Extreme PCs

By: 

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2006

Insert Date: 15-JAN-2008

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

The bland beige box is dead. Fueled by a passion for performance and an eye for style, a new breed of PC user is taking matters into its own hands. Combining cutting-edge components with the latest trends in system design, they're turning the standard personal computer into a high-speed work of art. Building Extreme PCs is the ultimate guide to the world of PC modification and customization. Both a showcase and a DIY handbook, it goes in-depth into system building, overclocking, cooling, and modification, reveals the secrets of optimization and benchmarking, then moves on to cover some of...

5. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Eighteenth Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Eighteenth Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 27-SEP-2007

Insert Date: 09-SEP-2007

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

"...perhaps the most comprehensive book on the subject we've ever seen. It's incredibly well researched, well written, and jam packed with useful information." --Josh Norem, Reviews Editor, Maximum PC   Upgrading and Repairing PCs is the definitive guide to the inner workings of your PC. Whether you're adding a faster processor or bigger hard drive, tracking down a problem, or just want to understand how the components of your computer work together, this book explains everything you need to know. Trust the one book that has become the de facto standard among PC professionals and enthusiasts...

6. 

Building the Perfect PC, Second Edition

Building the Perfect PC, Second Edition

By: ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 22-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 09-JAN-2007

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

This popular Build-It-Yourself (BIY) PC book covers everything you want to know about building your own system: Planning and picking out the right components, step-by-step instructions for assembling your perfect PC, and an insightful discussion of why you'd want to do it in the first place. Most big brand computers from HP, Dell and others use lower-quality components so they can meet their aggressive pricing targets. But component manufacturers also make high-quality parts that you can either purchase directly, or obtain through distributors and resellers. Consumers and corporations alike...

7. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2006

Insert Date: 31-MAY-2006

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Be a part of the best-selling Upgrading and Repairing series with the latest edition of the flagship book, Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Author Scott Mueller has taught thousands in his seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Since 1988, everyon from PC technicians and students to hobbyists, have turned to Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs books for help with computer problems. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th Edition includes new and updated content covering the latest processors, motherboards, memory, and more, including a fully-loaded DVD with new video and...

8. 

Upgrading and Repairing Servers

Upgrading and Repairing Servers

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 24-APR-2006

Insert Date: 24-MAY-2006

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

As the price of servers comes down to the level of desktop PCs, many small- and medium-sized businesses are forced to provide their own server setup, maintenance and support, without the high-dollar training enjoyed by their big corporation counterparts. Upgrading and Repairing Servers is the first line of defense for small- and medium-sized businesses, and an excellent go-to reference for the experienced administrators who have been asking for a reference guide like this one for a long time! It's all here in one, incredibly useful tome that you will refer to again and again. Inside is...

9. 

Repairing and Upgrading Your PC

Repairing and Upgrading Your PC

By: ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2006

Insert Date: 14-MAR-2006

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

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...

10. 

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, Second Edition

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, Second Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2005

Insert Date: 04-JAN-2006

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Scott Mueller has gone where no computer book author has gone before — right past all the warranty stickers, the hidden screws, and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his desk. Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, Second Edition shows the upgrades users can perform, the ones that are better left to the manufacturer, and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of a laptop. This second edition has been updated to include: The latest processors and motherboards Complete assembly and disassembly information Updated memory...

11. 

Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

By: ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2004

Insert Date: 18-NOV-2005

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

With off-the-shelf computer systems to fit any budget or requirement, some people might wonder why you'd want to build your own. They don't understand that for many computer users, a ready-made system is about as satisfying as popping a frozen dinner in the microwave when you'd rather have real food instead. Sure, it works, but it's not exactly what you need or want. There's a lot to be said for a computer that has exactly the quality components you choose, by the manufacturers you choose, rather than the conveniently bundled assortment made for your price point. But perhaps you've stopped...

12. 

Dude, You can do it! How to build a Sweet PC

Dude, You can do it! How to build a Sweet PC

By: 

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2005

Insert Date: 22-JUN-2005

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Whether you're frustrated with current PC offerings (and their inflated prices) or are simply looking for a cool project to take on, building a computer from the ground up using off-the-shelf parts can offer significant advantages. In these pages, computer dudes Darrel Wayne Creacy and Carlito Vicencio outline those advantages and then show you how to build the computer of your dreams. The pair begins by explaining what components make up a PC and what you need to think about when selecting those components, before helping you determine your needs and suggesting various configurations to...

13. 

MAXIMUM PC Guide to BUILDING A DREAM PC

MAXIMUM PC Guide to BUILDING A DREAM PC

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2004

Insert Date: 01-OCT-2004

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. Maximum PC has expanded its bestselling "Building a Dream PC" issue to bring you the more complete Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC. This full-color layout packed with pictures, illustrations and infographics that will show you how to build the perfect PC from the ground up. Written by the top two voices in PC hardware technology, Maximum PC and Que, you will also learn how to tune, optimize and backup your dream PC once it's built. No stone is left unturned in this step-by-step guide, as it gives you tips on how to find the best...

14. 

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2003

Insert Date: 20-DEC-2003

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Beyond cutting edge, Scott Mueller goes where no computer book author has gone before--right past all the warranty stickers, the hidden screws, and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his desk. This book shows the upgrades users can perform, the ones that are better left to the manufacturer, and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of a laptop. The CD contains one-of-a-kind video showing just what's inside a portable PC. For readers who have ever wondered what goes on inside their portable PC, how to upgrade/repair the portable PC...

15. 

PC Hardware in a Nutshell, Third Edition

PC Hardware in a Nutshell, Third Edition

By: ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 24-JUL-2003

Insert Date: 20-SEP-2003

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

PC Hardware in a Nutshell is the practical guide to buying, building, upgrading, and repairing Intel-based PCs. A longtime favorite among PC users, the third edition of the book now contains useful information for people running either Windows or Linux operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information, including how-to advice for specific components, ample reference material, and a comprehensive case study on building a PC. In addition to coverage of the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book...

16. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 14th Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 14th Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2002

Insert Date: 04-SEP-2003

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

This is the newest comprehensive update to the world's #1 guide to PC repair and maintenance. World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has thoroughly updated his legendary Upgrading and Repairing PCs to reflect today's latest PC technologies, and added a new DVD with more than two hours of digital video demonstrating PC maintenance and repair, which can be watched on either their DVD-equipped PCs or any DVD player. Mueller presents updated coverage of every significant PC component: processors, motherboards, memory, the BIOS, IDE and SCSI interfaces, drives, removable and optical...

17. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 15th Anniversary Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 15th Anniversary Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 12-AUG-2003

Insert Date: 28-AUG-2003

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all time and one of the best-selling computer books ever! Written by the all-time bestselling PC hardware author in history! Has earned more than any other Que book in existence in gross profit since the 5th Edition was published in 1995, placing it among the Pearson Technology Group elite! DVD includes more than two hours of high quality video - playable on both standalone DVD player and DVD-ROM! ...

18. 

Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition

Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition

By: 

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2003

Insert Date: 24-MAY-2003

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

The Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible provides a background on how things work, puts competing technologies, standards, and products in perspective, and serves as a reference that provides quick answers for common computer and technology questions. It functions as a buying guide, telling not only what to buy, but why. It also lays the foundation for upgrading or repairing a computer, but stops short of the step-by-step mechanics of the process. The chief purpose of the Hardware Bible remains educational. Some new features in this edition include rewritable DVD technology as well as Blu-ray Discs,...

19. 

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 3th Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 3th Edition

By: Scott Mueller

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2001

Insert Date: 07-DEC-2002

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

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...

20. 

Peter Norton's® New Inside the PC

Peter Norton's® New Inside the PC

By: 

Publisher: Sams

Publication Date: 12-APR-2002

Insert Date: 03-DEC-2002

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

No competing book provides a more in-depth understanding of the working principles and operations of the computer to a general audience. Ensures maximum productivity by providing an intimate working knowledge of the personal computer at all levels. Uses the unique "Peter Norton" approach: expert advice in a user-friendly, hands-on exploratory mode. Topics covered: Inside IBM-standard PCs, processors, disks, memory, peripherals, networking (including the Internet), and the newest developments in 3-D audio and video....