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Upgrading and Repairing PCs (Upgrading & Repairing PC's (W/DVD)) [Hardcover]

Scott Mueller
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22 Mar 2013 0789750007 978-0789750006 21

For 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 21st edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new DVD video.

 

Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques.

 

Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos—nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need!

 

NEW IN THIS EDITION

 

  • The newest processors, including Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core i-Series processors and AMD’s 2nd generation Trinity CPUs
  • 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (solid state drive) hard drive replacements
  • New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities
  • Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections, and Windows 8 compatible multi-touch touchscreen technology
  • Updated PCI Express 3.0, 4.0 interfaces, and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards
  • Emerging interfaces such as SATA Express, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt
  • Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE DVD

Get 2 hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including motherboards, solid-state drives, and more.

 

You will see a detailed tour of a modern high-performance motherboard, showing all the components from the processor socket and CPU voltage regulators to the audio and network chipsets, and more. You’ll learn how all the devices on the board are interconnected, so you can more easily understand their importance. There is a detailed segment comparing solid-state drives (SSDs) to conventional hard disk drives (HDDs), explaining all the differences and similarities between them in an easy to understand fashion. Finally, there are several segments on building a state-of-the art system from scratch using a high-performance overclockable motherboard and processor combination. You’ll see tips on how to best prepare the components, how to assemble the system properly, how to make the front panel connections much easier to deal with, and finally how to route the cables for maximum airflow and ease of future upgrades or repairs.

 

This DVD also contains the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!

  

 


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: QUE; 21 edition (22 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789750007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789750006
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18.7 x 6.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Scott Mueller is the president of Mueller Technical Research (MTR), an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has produced the industry’s most in-depth, accurate, and effective seminars, books, articles, videos, and FAQs covering PC hardware and data recovery. MTR maintains a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Scott’s seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world.

 

Scott personally teaches seminars nationwide covering all aspects of PC hardware (including troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and upgrade), A+ Certification, and data recovery/forensics. He has a knack for making technical topics not only understandable, but entertaining; his classes are never boring! If you have ten or more people to train, Scott can design and present a custom seminar for your organization.

 

Although he has taught classes virtually nonstop since 1982, Scott is best known as the author of the longest-running, most popular, and most comprehensive PC hardware book in the world, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has become the core of an entire series of books, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, and Upgrading and Repairing Windows.

 

Scott’s premiere work, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, has sold more than two million copies, making it by far the most popular and longest-running PC hardware book on the market today. Scott has been featured in Forbes magazine and has written several articles for PC World magazine, Maximum PC magazine, the Scott Mueller Forum, various computer and automotive newsletters, and the Upgrading and Repairing PCs website.

 

Contact MTR directly if you have a unique book, article, or video project in mind or if you want Scott to conduct a custom PC troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, upgrade, or data-recovery seminar tailored for your organization:

 

Mueller Technical Research

Web: www.muellertech.com

Email: info@muellertech.com

Forum: www.forum.scottmueller.com

 

Scott has a forum exclusively for his readers at www.forum.scottmueller.com. Anybody can view the forum, but posting is only available to registered members.

 

If you have suggestions or comments about the book or new book or article topics you would like to see covered, send them to info@muellertech.com.


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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BIBLE FOR ANY COMPUTER TECHNICIAN ! 15 May 2013
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I was over the moon with this book , it's the only book you need when repairing computers or wanting to learn , at any level . This will cover everything you need from a hobby through to doing computers for a living , THE ONE GREAT COMPUTER BOOK !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrading and repairing PCs 22 Sep 2013
By omser
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Needed this edition to bring my collection up to date. These books are invaluable in my line of work as a hardware technician
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5.0 out of 5 stars As you can expect! 16 Sep 2013
By Felix
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You can't live out this book, if you do as i do reparing my mashine my self.
The book is op to date with the newest tecnology, so you don't have to go else where!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 8 Aug 2013
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I should have had one years ago. A 'bible' for anyone who wants to know more about PCs or wants to build or upgrade theirs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book For The Computer Geek! 1 Aug 2013
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I had been looking for a book that had in depth information about all the components and how they worked, i finally found this book and it is fully loaded with all the information i have been looking for! Would recommend to anyone, A*
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I find this book and previous issues the only precise and detailed informative source of information on computer hardware

Highly recommended to those persons who want to upgrade or assemble their own computer or carry out their own computer maintenance
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1.0 out of 5 stars Completely misleading title 4 Mar 2014
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It should be called how do computers work, for that its a great book. As far as repairing pcs goes its one chapter in 20 and almost useless. If you really want to upgrade and especially repair get something else. I am sorry i bought it.
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