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Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 22nd edition

  • Scott Mueller

Published by Que Publishing (July 7th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Upgrading and Repairing PCs

ISBN-13: 9780789756107

Includes: Hardcover
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$59.99

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  • Hardcover

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Overview

  • Beefed-up coverage of the latest hardware, plus ninety minutes of all-new Scott Mueller how-to videos on DVD
  • Cutting-edge coverage of the latest processors, chipsets, motherboards, graphics cards, and more
  • The de facto standard hardware guide for students - now better than ever!

Table of contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Development of the PC 5

    Computer History: Before Personal Computers 5

        Timeline 5

        Electronic Computers 10

    Modern Computers 11

        From Tubes to Transistors 11

        Integrated Circuits 14

    History of the PC 15

        Birth of the Personal Computer 15

        The IBM Personal Computer 16

        The PC Industry 34 Years Later 17

Chapter 2 PC Components, Features, and System Design 21

    What Is a PC? 21

        Who Controls PC Software? 23

        Who Controls PC Hardware? 26

        White-Box Systems 28

    System Types 29

    System Components 30

Chapter 3 Processor Types and Specifications 33

    Microprocessor History 33

        The First Microprocessor 33

        PC Processor Evolution 36

        16-Bit to 64-Bit Architecture Evolution 39

    Processor Specifications 40

        Data I/O Bus 48

        Address Bus 48

        Internal Registers (Internal Data Bus) 49

        Processor Modes 49

        Processor Benchmarks 54

        Comparing Processor Performance 55

        Cache Memory 58

    Processor Features 65

        System Management Mode 65

        Superscalar Execution 66

        MMX Technology 67

        Dynamic Execution 69

        Dual Independent Bus Architecture 70

        HT Technology (Hyperthreading) 70

        Multicore Technology 72

        Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Support 73

    Processor Manufacturing 74

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