© 1998

Understanding Personal Computer Hardware

Everything you need to know to be an informed · PC User · PC Buyer · PC Upgrader

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Steven Roman
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About this book


This is a book for the PC user who would like to understand how their PCs work. It is written for the reader who is not a computer or electrical engineer but who wants enough information so that they can make intelligent buying or upgrading decisions, maximize their productivity, and become less dependant on others for help with their computer questions and problems. The book provides a thorough yet concise description of the entire IBM-type PC, including its subsystems, components, and peripherals. The book concentrates on PCs based on the Pentium and Petium Pro class processors. The book contains easy-to-do experiments that readers can perform to actually see how things work. Understanding PC Computer Hardware can be read cover to cover or used as reference source.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Understanding Personal Computer Hardware
  • Book Subtitle Everything you need to know to be an informed · PC User · PC Buyer · PC Upgrader
  • Authors Steven Roman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-98531-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-6419-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 440
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Science, general
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