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Build Your Own PC

ISBN-10: 0072195584

ISBN-13: 9780072195583

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Morris Rosenthal

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List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 1/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.30" wide x 10.70" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introductionp. ix
First-time Buildersp. 1
Case and Power Supplyp. 2
Motherboardp. 4
Central Processing Unit (CPU)p. 6
System Memory or RAMp. 7
Floppy Drivesp. 7
Hard Drivesp. 8
CD Drivesp. 10
CD Recorders (CDRs)p. 10
DVD Drives and Recordersp. 11
Tape Drivesp. 11
Modemsp. 12
Network Adapterp. 13
USB, FireWire, and I/O (Input/Output) Portsp. 14
Sound Cards and Speakersp. 15
Keyboard and Mousep. 16
The Video Monitorp. 17
Video Adaptersp. 19
Operating Systemsp. 20
Selecting and Purchasing Partsp. 23
Paying for Performancep. 25
Selecting a CPUp. 26
Intel Pentium 4p. 28
AMD Athlon and Duronp. 29
Intel Pentium III and Celeronp. 30
AMD K6 Series CPUsp. 30
Multiprocessor and Workstation CPUsp. 31
Motherboardsp. 31
Memoryp. 35
Video Adapterp. 38
Case and Power Supplyp. 40
Intelligent Drive Electronics (IDE)p. 41
Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI)p. 44
Comparing Drive Performancep. 46
Modemsp. 48
Sound Cardsp. 50
Network Adaptersp. 51
Video Monitorsp. 51
Printers and Scannersp. 52
Before You Assemble Your PCp. 53
Handling Parts and General Assembly Guidelinesp. 54
Problems to Watch Out Forp. 58
Faulty Connectionsp. 59
Building a Pentium 4 in a Tower Casep. 65
Preparing the Casep. 65
Installing CPU and Heatsinkp. 70
Installing Memoryp. 74
Installing the Motherboardp. 77
Installing Adaptersp. 81
Installing the Drivesp. 83
Connecting the Drivesp. 88
An IDE RAIDp. 92
A SCSI Subsystemp. 96
Finishing Upp. 102
Building an Athlon (Thunderbird) or Duron in a Midtower Casep. 105
Preparing the Casep. 105
Installing the CPU and Heatsinkp. 108
Installing the Memoryp. 115
Installing the Drivesp. 118
Installing the Motherboardp. 122
Connecting Power to the Drivesp. 125
Making Ribbon Cable Connectionsp. 127
Installing Adapters on the Motherboardp. 130
Closing the Casep. 134
Connecting the Peripheralsp. 136
Exploring CMOS Setupp. 138
Building a Pentium III or Celeron in a Minitower Casep. 145
Preparing the Casep. 145
Mounting Memory on the Motherboardp. 147
Pentium III Optionp. 150
Celeron Optionp. 154
Mounting the Motherboardp. 159
Making Connections and Reinstalling the Power Supplyp. 164
Installing the Adapter Risersp. 166
Installing Drivesp. 169
Finishing Up and Closing the Casep. 177
CMOS Setupp. 178
Installing an Operating Systemp. 183
Troubleshooting Checklistsp. 193
Stone Deadp. 194
Power Comes On; Screen Is Deadp. 195
Screen Comes On; No Bootp. 196
Boots; Locks Up During or After OS Installp. 198
Boots and Runsp. 198
Floppy Drivep. 199
Hard Drivep. 199
CD or DVD Drivep. 199
Modemp. 200
Sound Cardp. 201
Networkp. 201
Videop. 202
Printers, Scanners, and Other External Peripheralsp. 202
Indexp. 203
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