Indispensable PC Hardware Book

ISBN-10: 0201596164

ISBN-13: 9780201596168

Edition: 4th 2002

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Description: The fourth edition of this bestselling and award-winning guide to PC hardware offers up-to-date information on the latest in computer hardware technology.

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Book details

List price: $52.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 12/14/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1296
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.686
Language: English

Basics
The main components of a PC
The PC's microprocessors
Introduction to microprocessor technology
Everything began with the ancestor 8086
Downwards compatibility - the 80286
Introduction to the world of 32-bit computing - the 80386
Programing and operating types
Quick buffering: caching
All in one - the i486
Coprocessors and 386/486 CPU clones
The Pentium
Pentium-compatible microprocessors
Pure 32-bit technology - the Pentium Pro
Pentium II, Pentium III, and Celeron
The Athlon
Memory, chipsets, and support chips
Memory chips: the computer's memory
Chipsets
Hardware interrupts and DMA
CMOS RAM and realtime clock
The timer and other peripheral chips
Personal computer architectures and bus systems
The 8-bit PC/XT architecture
16-bit architecture
EISA architecture
Microchannel
The VESA local bus (VLB)
The PCI bus
ISA PlugandPlay
Accelerated graphics port and 3-D graphics
Mass storage and its interfaces
Floppies and floppy drives
Hard disks
SCSI
Optical mass storage
External and peripheral devices
The parallel port
The serial port
The keyboard, mouse, and joystick
Universal serial bus
Local networks
Graphics adapters
Appendices
ASCII and scan codes
Interrupts and DMA
Accessing ports
Access to keyboard and mouse
The commands of the (E)IDE interface (ATA)
SCSI Commands
Glossary
Index
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