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Build your own PC

Author: Morris Rosenthal
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is a visual guide to building a computer from start to finish, with clear instructions, photographs and advice on components and tools. It includes a new section on troubleshooting and gives  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Rosenthal
ISBN: 0072195584 9780072195583
OCLC Number: 49252700
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: First-time Builders --
Case and Power Supply --
Motherboard --
Central Processing Unit (CPU) --
System Memory or RAM --
Floppy Drives --
Hard Drives --
CD Drives --
CD Recorders (CDRs) --
DVD Drives and Recorders --
Tape Drives --
Modems --
Network Adapter --
USB, FireWire, and I/O (Input/Output) Ports --
Sound Cards and Speakers --
Keyboard and Mouse --
The Video Monitor --
Video Adapters --
Operating Systems --
Selecting and Purchasing Parts --
Paying for Performance --
Selecting a CPU --
Intel Pentium 4 --
AMD Athlon and Duron --
Intel Pentium III and Celeron --
AMD K6 Series CPUs --
Multiprocessor and Workstation CPUs --
Motherboards --
Memory --
Video Adapter --
Case and Power Supply --
Intelligent Drive Electronics (IDE) --
Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) --
Comparing Drive Performance --
Modems --
Sound Cards --
Network Adapters --
Video Monitors --
Printers and Scanners --
Before You Assemble Your PC --
Handling Parts and General Assembly Guidelines --
Problems to Watch Out For --
Faulty Connections --
Building a Pentium 4 in a Tower Case --
Preparing the Case --
Installing CPU and Heatsink --
Installing Memory --
Installing the Motherboard --
Installing Adapters --
Installing the Drives --
Connecting the Drives --
An IDE RAID --
A SCSI Subsystem --
Finishing Up --
Building an Athlon (Thunderbird) or Duron in a Midtower Case --
Preparing the Case --
Installing the CPU and Heatsink --
Installing the Memory --
Installing the Drives --
Installing the Motherboard --
Connecting Power to the Drives --
Making Ribbon Cable Connections --
Installing Adapters on the Motherboard --
Closing the Case --
Connecting the Peripherals --
Exploring CMOS Setup --
Building a Pentium III or Celeron in a Minitower Case --
Preparing the Case --
Mounting Memory on the Motherboard --
Pentium III Option --
Celeron Option --
Mounting the Motherboard --
Making Connections and Reinstalling the Power Supply --
Installing the Adapter Risers --
Installing Drives --
Finishing Up and Closing the Case --
CMOS Setup --
Installing an Operating System --
Troubleshooting Checklists --
Stone Dead --
Power Comes On; Screen Is Dead --
Screen Comes On; No Boot --
Boots; Locks Up During or After OS Install --
Boots and Runs --
Floppy Drive --
Hard Drive --
CD or DVD Drive --
Modem --
Sound Card --
Network --
Video --
Printers, Scanners, and Other External Peripherals.
Responsibility: Morris Rosenthal.
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