Build And Upgrade Your Own Pc / Edition 4

Build And Upgrade Your Own Pc / Edition 4

by Ian Sinclair, Ian Robertson Sinclair
     
 

The book computer retailers don't want you to read!

• Save money by making your current PC last longer
• Discover the practical techniques of upgrading a PC and avoid the pitfalls
• Create the PC you really want, not just the off-the-shelf package from manufacturers

Ian Sinclair's Build Your Own books have established themselves as

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Overview

The book computer retailers don't want you to read!

• Save money by making your current PC last longer
• Discover the practical techniques of upgrading a PC and avoid the pitfalls
• Create the PC you really want, not just the off-the-shelf package from manufacturers

Ian Sinclair's Build Your Own books have established themselves as authoritative and highly practical guides for home and small business PC users and IT technicians alike. All aspects of building and upgrading a PC are covered, making this the book computer retailers don't want you to read!

Build and Upgrade Your Own PC, 4th edition is based around building and upgrading to the latest systems, such as Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP motherboards running Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional. As well as guiding you round the inside of your PC base unit Ian Sinclair also covers setup and security issues and peripherals, including:

• Monitors, printers and scanners
• Video capture
• DVD drives
• Small-scale networking solutions - wired and wireless
• Security technologies, including Firewall
• Troubleshooting installation CD-ROMs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750665063
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

PC planning, buying, construction and setup
Casings
The motherboard and its fittings
Drives
Adding boards
Connections
Preparations
Upgrading
The operating systems
Sundry hardware items
Junior league upgrading
Miniature desktop machines
The newest SATA connections
64-bit processors
Using Firewire and USB external drives
Working with DVD rewriting drives
Using combined printer-scanners
Troubleshooting installation CDs
Small-scale networks
Security, including Firewalls and anti-virus programs
Wireless networks

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