Upgrading and Repairing PCs (22nd Edition)

DVD-ROM contains 3 hours of new how-to video


For greater than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s number 1 advisor to laptop undefined: the one resource for trustworthy details on how desktops paintings, troubleshooting and solving difficulties, including undefined, optimizing functionality, and construction new desktops. This twenty second variation bargains beefed-up insurance of the most recent recommendations and upkeep recommendations, plus greater than hours of recent video.


Scott Mueller can provide functional solutions approximately laptop processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, reminiscence, SSD and HDD garage, video, audio, networks, net connectivity, strength, and lots more and plenty extra. You’ll locate the industry’s most sensible insurance of diagnostics, trying out, and repair—plus state of the art discussions of enhancing notebook functionality through overclocking and different techniques.


Mueller has taught millions of execs in individual and thousands extra via his books and videos—nobody is familiar with extra approximately preserving desktops operating perfectly. even if you’re a qualified technician, a small enterprise proprietor attempting to get a better price, or a house computer fanatic, this can be the single notebook publication you need!


NEW during this EDITION

  • The most modern processors, together with Intel’s most up-to-date center i Haswell processors and AMD’s Kaveri middle processors.
  • Everything you want to find out about the most recent GPU expertise from NVIDIA and AMD, together with advancements in OpenGL, DirectX, and Mantle.
  • New firmware options just like the InSyde BIOS, again to BIOS buttons, and all of the up-to-date settings on hand for the latest processors and chipsets.
  • The most up-to-date in up-to-date domestic networking criteria, from blazing quickly 802.11ac wireless to HomeGrid and G.hn powerline networking.
  • Ever higher garage, because of new applied sciences like helium-filled difficult disks, shingled magnetic recording, and Cfast and XQD for flash reminiscence.
  • Emerging interfaces corresponding to mSATA, USB 3.1, and M.2
  • Updated assurance of establishing desktops from scratch—from deciding upon and assembling via BIOS setup and troubleshooting




Get three hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable in your DVD participant or desktop! during this variation, Scott Mueller grants an entire seminar on laptop troubleshooting, instructing you ways to spot and unravel an array of universal and not-so-common workstation problems.

From specified reasons on the entire instruments that are supposed to be a easy a part of any laptop toolkit, to the entire severe principles you have to keep on with to soundly function in your PC’s inner elements, in those movies Scott Mueller guarantees you're built with every thing you must understand to effectively get to the bottom of your PC’s problems.

From there, Scott takes you thru an entire disassembly of an All-in-One (AiO) procedure, exhibiting simply what you are able to do to maintain those really good platforms operating easily. ultimately, there's a specific examine today’s ultra-fast strong kingdom disk drives (SSD) and the advantages they bring about to fashionable structures.

This DVD additionally includes the entire nineteenth and twentieth variations of this publication in printable shape, plus wide technical reference fabric, a entire word list, and more!


“…continually revised and up to date to mirror the ever-changing notebook panorama. A source from my laptop fix days, Scott Mueller’s tome is likely one of the books that has stayed on my bookshelf
throughout the years.”

—Adam Overa, dealing with Editor, Tom’s Hardware



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In fact that compatibility has been engineered into the connectors, strength offers, and motherboards from the beginning. in the event you examine the 24-pin major energy connector diagram and examine it to the former 20-pin layout, you’ll see that the additional four pins are all put on one finish of the connector and the entire different pins are outlined almost like they have been formerly. The layout of those connectors is such that it permits an engaging little bit of backward compatibility. the result's that you should plug a 24-pin major connector without delay right into a motherboard that has a 20-pin socket (and vice versa) with out utilizing an adapter!

6GB (single-sided) or five. 2GB (double-sided). DVD-RAM model 2 discs with four. 7GB skill arrived in overdue 1999, and double-sided nine. 4GB discs arrived in 2000. DVD-RAM drives generally learn DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and CD media. even if DVD-ROM drives, older DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW drives, and DVD-Video gamers can’t learn DVD-RAM media, DVD Multi and DVD tremendous Multi drives can read/write DVD-RAM. DVD-RAM makes use of what's known as the wobbled land and groove recording technique, which files signs on either the lands (the parts among grooves) and contained in the grooves which are preformed at the disc.

Those are a part of a regular designed to cast off confusion among decimal- and binary-based multiples, particularly in desktops. commonplace SI (system overseas or metric approach) devices are according to multiples of 10. This labored good for many issues, yet now not for desktops, which function in a binary global the place such a lot numbers are in keeping with powers of two. This has led to varied meanings being assigned to an analogous prefix—for instance, 1KB (kilobyte) might suggest both 1,000 (103) bytes or 1,024 (210) bytes.

The chosen transitions for a specific bit series are designed to make sure that flux transitions don't ensue too heavily jointly or too a long way aside. desk eight. three. RLL 2,7 Data-to-Flux Transition Encoding restricting how shut flux transitions will be is important as a result mounted answer functions of the pinnacle and garage medium. proscribing how a long way aside flux transitions may be guarantees that the clocks within the units stay in sync. In learning desk eight. three, it's possible you'll imagine that encoding a byte price resembling 00000001b will be very unlikely simply because no combos of knowledge bit teams healthy this byte.

Sixteen. when you payment the entire settings within the BIOS Setup, keep on with the directions onscreen or within the motherboard guide to save lots of the settings and go out the Setup menu. fitting the OS At this aspect, when you are beginning with a brand new force, you need to set up the OS. while you're utilizing a non-Windows OS, stick to the documentation for the install systems. On a more moderen method during which you're fitting home windows, there isn’t particularly whatever you must do, except easily booting from the disc or flash force (you may need to allow the optical or USB force as a boot equipment on your BIOS Setup) and following the activates to put in the OS.

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