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This one-of-a-kind book from Que shows you how to successfully install or upgrade any part of your system in an easy, step-by-step, illustrated format. You don't have to be an expert to upgrade your PC. Instead, rely on our expert author, Jim Boyce, to explain each step and tell you exactly which upgrades will and won't work with your system and how to save money by installing parts yourself. Add sound cards, modems, memory, hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and more to your system - everything you need to know about ...
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Overview

This one-of-a-kind book from Que shows you how to successfully install or upgrade any part of your system in an easy, step-by-step, illustrated format. You don't have to be an expert to upgrade your PC. Instead, rely on our expert author, Jim Boyce, to explain each step and tell you exactly which upgrades will and won't work with your system and how to save money by installing parts yourself. Add sound cards, modems, memory, hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and more to your system - everything you need to know about upgrading is included in this handy guide.

This complete do-it-yourself guide targets the largest segment of the PC user population--the average user who doesn't want to become a service technician but who wants to upgrade existing software himself. The book includes over 100 productivity tips on upgrades, short concept overviews, illustrated installation instructions, extensive troubleshooting, and "preflight" checklists. COVER TITLE

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789709868
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/14/1997
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Justifying and Planning an Upgrade 13
2 Building a Software Safety Kit 35
3 Physical Safety and Tools 57
4 Systems Overview 69
5 Taking Inventory 103
6 Basic Device Configuration and Installation 133
7 Working with the BIOS 157
8 Upgrading the CPU and FPU and Cache 185
9 Replacing the Motherboard 211
10 Adding Memory 245
11 Hard Disks 271
12 Floppy and Other Removable Media Devices 305
13 Tape Drives 323
14 Video 359
15 Sound 391
16 CD-ROM and CD-R Drives 409
17 I/O Adapters and System Ports 431
18 Modems 455
19 Network Interface Cards and Software 469
20 Making Internet Connections 491
21 Using Dial-Up Networking 517
22 Voice and Fax Messaging 539
23 General System Cleaning 559
24 Basic Troubleshooting 573
25 The Computer Won't Start 595
App. A Manufacturers Listing 613
App. B Online Resources 647
App. C Glossary of Common Terms 663
Index 679
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  • Anonymous

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    massarelli a guru

    one of the classics not since gone with the wind have i been so captivated

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    Posted October 18, 2000

    is one of the greatest

    this book should recieve a nobel prize. it is soooo helpful and the authors deserve to be reconized as geniuses

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