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Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition)

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..".a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you'll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference."-Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, "Tom's Hardware" For 20 years, "Upgrading and Repairing PCs" has been the industry's #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable, step- ...more
Paperback, 1176 pages
Published December 20th 2009 by Que (first published 1989)
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Erik Graff
Sep 21, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PC antiquaries
Recommended to Erik by: Joe Ronne
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Being poor, I taught myself how to assemble and repair PCs with the aid of this book and others, obtaining parts from computer discards. Among the books referred to for these purposes, this was the best in those years.
Filip Ligmajer
page 118 | location 1799-1803 | Added on Sunday, 26 January 2014 10:27:27

Considering that main memory is used directly only about 1% of the time, if you doubled performance there, you would double the speed of your system only 1% of the time! That doesn’t sound like enough of an improvement to justify much expense. On the other hand, if you doubled L2 cache performance, you would be doubling system performance 9% of the time, which is a much greater improvement overall. I’d much rather improve L
Several parts of this book are repetitious. It seems after 18 editions they'd eventually figure out that two subsequent paragraphs sometimes contain the exact same sentence. Otherwise it's an impressive volume of PC knowledge.
Sep 28, 2010 Thomas added it
This is definitely designed as a reference book, but it does offer some nice overviews and analogies that can aid in true comprehension of otherwise complex systems.
Lots of info about computer hardware technology, but some is difficult to understand without college computer courses or a certification.
This book is very much informative, especially for curious minds, who want to explore the real inner working of computer
Very good resource. Packed with information. If you work on PCs, you should have this on your shelf.
Excellent tome on PCs. This is THE book. Every technician should have it. Period.
Carlos Meza
This book taught me a lot about hardware and developmental history of computer.
Marshal Mdeza
This a computer hardware bible.
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Scott Mueller is an author of books concerning personal computers, as well as president of Mueller Technical Research, a research and training firm. Many of his books are published by Que Publishing.
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