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So you bought a Dell computer in the past few years, and you're thinking about upgrading your motherboard? Betcha didn't know they've started using nonstandard power connectors. Plug one of those babies into your new mobo, and as Scott Mueller asks, "How do you like your fried chips: medium or well-done?" That's just one of the essential tidbits in Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 13th Edition.
More than 2 million PC users of all stripes have relied on this book for well over a decade. Mueller's just thoroughly revamped it for the latest technologies -- lots of them: Itanium, Pentium 4, and RDRAM (including new guidance on matching fast processors with memory)...DVD+RW (part of a thoroughly revamped chapter on optical storage)...serial-ATA drives...ATX12V cases...flat-panel LCDs...
But we're not just talking "cutting edge": Mueller presents systematic coverage of the mainstream technologies you're likely to encounter. There's detailed, up-to-date coverage of broadband Internet connectivity, more troubleshooting techniques, and a CD-ROM full of new PC repair/upgrade videos (plus PDFs of several older editions, in case you're fixing real legacy boxes)!
This book's better than ever -- and that's major praise. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.