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Author Sinclair, Ian
Title Build and Upgrade Your Own PC
Imprint Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2004
©2005
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Edition 4th ed
Descript 1 online resource (344 pages)
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Note Front Cover -- Build and Upgrade Your Own PC -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface to fourth edition -- Part I: Planning -- Chapter 1. Initial planning -- Compatibility -- Words and meanings -- Explaining the bits -- FAQ section -- Chapter 2. Decisions -- What components? -- The essential bits in detail -- Planning for upgrading -- Chapter 3. Other bits -- Floppy drive -- Hard drive -- CD-ROM drive and DVD -- Ports -- Operating system -- Sources -- Avoiding laptops -- Part II: Basic Construction -- Chapter 4. Starting work -- Initial work -- Motherboard preparation -- Typical jumpers -- Inserting the CPU -- Memory -- Motherboard insertion -- Switches and indicators -- Chapter 5. Drives and connections -- Adding drives -- Drive jumpers and switches -- Drive installation -- Floppy drive installation -- CD-ROM and DVD drive(s) -- Installation work -- CD/DVD rewriter drives -- Essential cards -- High performance graphics cards -- High performance graphics cards -- Building a Shuttle -- Part III: Set-up -- Chapter 6. Connecting for testing -- Positioning the boxes -- Power cable connections -- CMOS-RAM set-up -- Stability options -- Booting up -- CMOS-RAM fine tuning -- Chapter 7. Installing Windows -- Versions -- Problems -- Windows Me installation -- Windows Me features -- Installing Windows XP Home Edition upgrade -- Startup menu (Me) -- Other applications -- Chapter 8. Adding other cards and peripherals -- Installing a printer -- Mouse options -- Scanners -- Digital camera -- Working with audio -- USB and Firewire peripherals -- Expanding IDE -- Networking -- Chapter 9. Working with video -- Analogue and digital -- Analogue sources -- Digital camcorders -- Part IV: Problems -- Chapter 10. Troubleshooting -- Hardware - installation -- Hardware - use -- Software - installation - Windows -- Software - installation - applications
Software - use - Windows -- Software - use - applications -- Chapter 11. Security -- Why? -- Incoming data -- Outgoing data -- Security risk level -- Firewalls -- Virus scanners -- Annoyances -- Pop-up removal -- Part V: Junior League Upgrading -- Chapter 12. Upgrading older machines -- Assessing possibilities -- The motherboard -- And finally… -- Appendix A: Glossary of terms -- Appendix B: Abbreviations and acronyms -- Appendix C: Contacts -- Appendix D: BTX machines -- Index
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 · 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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sinclair, Ian Build and Upgrade Your Own PC Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science & Technology,c2004 9780750665063
Subject Microcomputers - Design and construction;Microcomputers - Upgrading;Microcomputers
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