Book Finder
    
 
> Computers & Internet > Hardware > PC Peripherals
 

Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
Robert Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
059600866X
March 2, 2006
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Most computer users think that fiddling with the insides of their PC is taboo. They fear that by removing the screws that hold the case on, they're crossing into forbidden territory. And even for those who know they can open the box and fix or upgrade their PC, analysis paralysis often stops them in their tracks:

Which upgrades offer the best bang for the buck? How do you pinpoint the faulty component that's making your system freeze? What about compatibility issues?

Get ready to get unstuck and get your PC running fast and running right. Repairing and Upgrading Your PC delivers start-to-finish instructions, simple enough for even the most inexperienced PC owner, for troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading your computer. Written by hardware experts Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman...



Build the Ultimate Gaming PC (ExtremeTech)
Kerry Bourgoine
0471755478
October 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Make one fantasy come true

Leave those mythical monsters alone for a minute and think about this. What if you had a really kickass PC that would let you totally experience the game? What if it included every feature you've dreamed of—a motherboard designed exclusively for gaming, top-notch video and sound cards, the fastest processor? What if another gamer could teach you to build it yourself, without spending a Jedi's ransom? What if you buy this book, turn to page 1, and get started!

Expert instructions for Planning your PC Setting your budget Deciding where to shop for parts Choosing a processor, memory, motherboard, sound and video cards, and the rest Selecting speakers, a monitor, and a case Assembling the PC Installing the OS and software Hooking...



Car PC Hacks
Damien Stolarz
0596008716
July 27, 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
A car PC or carputer is a car tricked-out with electronics for playing radio, music and DVD movies, connecting to the Internet, navigating and tracking with satellite, taking photos, and any electronic gadget a person wants in a car. All these devices are managed and controlled through a single screen or interface. The only place car PC enthusiasts can go for advice, tips and tools is a handful of hard-to-find Web sites--until now. Car PC Hacks is your guide into the car PC revolution. Packing MP3 players, handheld devices, computers and video-on-demand systems gives you a pile too heavy to carry. But add a car and put them together, you've got a powerful and mobile multimedia center requiring no lifting. The next time you give kids a lift, you won't hear, "Are we there yet?" Instead, expect "We're there...


Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts: Troubleshooting PC Hardware Problems from Boot Failure to Poor Performance
Morris Rosenthal
0972380116
June 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
A unique visual approach to troubleshooting PC hardware problems. Morris Rosenthal creates a visual expert system for diagnosing component failure and identifying conflicts. The seventeen diagnostic flowcharts at the core of this book are intended for the intermediate to advanced hobbyist, or the beginning technician. Following a structured approach to troubleshooting hardware reduces the false diagnoses and parts wastage typical of the "swap 'till you drop" school of thought. Flowcharts include: Power Supply Failure, Video Failure, Video Performance, Motherboard, CPU, RAM Failure, Motherboard, CPU, RAM Performance, IDE Drive Failure, Hard Drive Boot and Performance, CD or DVD Playback, CD or DVD Recording Problem, Modem Failure, Modem Performance, Sound Failure, Sound and Game Controller Performance, ...


Parallel Port Complete: Programming, Interfacing & Using the PC'S Parallel Printer Port
Jan Axelson
0965081915
February 1997
Paperback
·
 
Nuts & Volts, Joseph Carr, March 1997
It's been awhile since I've seen a book as practical as this one. Parallel Port Complete is a real keeper!

Personal Engineering and Instrumentation News, Paul Schreier, May 1997
An excellent resource for Visual Basic programmers looking to interface hardware through standard ports. Anyone designing hardware to work with a parallel port is well advised to add this book to their library.

See all Editorial Reviews


PC Hardware Buyer's Guide
Robert Bruce Thompson
0596009380
February 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
If you're one of the many who has decided to build your own personal computer system, you know that doing so can be quite a challenge. The information can be overwhelming--and so can the number of choices. It's true, whether you're perusing online sites, or wandering the aisles of your favorite retail store, shopping for PC components is no easy task. Until now. Thanks to PC Hardware Buyer's Guide, the experience of building your own PC system has never been easier. This handy pocket guide is the ideal shopping companion for do-it-yourself types. Loaded with valuable information, it starts off by providing a piece-by-piece overview of all the components that comprise a standard desktop computer. Then it sinks its teeth into the crux of the issue: how to choose the right parts for you, based on your...


Programming the Parallel Port: Interfacing the PC for Data Acquisition & Process Control
Dhananjay V. Gadre
0879305134
February 1, 1998
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Why purchase expensive add-on cards or bus interfaces when you can develop effective and economical data acquisition and process controls using C programs? Using the under employed printer adapter (that is, the parallel port of your PC, you can turn your computer into a powerful tool for developing microprocessor applications. Learn how to build a complete data acquisition system and such varied applications as a CCD camera controller, a photometer interface, and a wave form generator. The book also covers the Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP), the Extended Capabilities Port (ECP), interfacing Analog to Digital converters, and data acquisition under Linux. This extraordinary software approach to interfacing through the parallel port will be especially appealing to programmers involved in control systems design and device...


PC's In Easy Steps (In Easy Steps Series)
Harshad Kotecha
0760768722
July 2005
Paperback
·
 


PCI-X System Architecture
MindShare, Inc.
0201726823
November 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
About This Book The MindShare Architecture Series The MindShare Architecture book series includes: ISA System Architecture, EISA System Architecture, 80486 System Architecture, PCI System Architecture, Pentium Processor System Architecture, PCMCIA System Architecture, PowerPC System Architecture, Plug and Play System Architecture, CardBus System Architecture, Protected Mode Software Architecture, Pentium Pro and Pentium II System Architecture, USB System Architecture, FireWire System Architecture, PCI-X System Architecture, and AGP System Architecture. The book series is published by Addison-Wesley. Cautionary Note The reader should keep in mind that MindShare's book series often deals with rapidly evolving technologies. This being the case, it should be recognized that the book is a "snapshot" of the state...


PC Technician's Troubleshooting Pocket Reference
Stephen J. Bigelow
007212945X
October 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
I don't know where the folks at Osborne buy their clothes, but on my planet a pocket is only slightly larger than a hand. I can put my wallet in my pocket. I can carry three or so Zip disks. But I've tried and tried, and I just can't jam in all 600+ pages of Bigelow's PC Technician's Troubleshooting Pocket Reference into any pocket I have. The thing is an inch and a half thick--definitely not pocket-sized. It's satchel-sized. It's put-it-under-the-tire-to-keep-the-trailer-from-rolling-downhill-sized.

Form factors aside, Bigelow's book lives up to its title; it's all troubleshooting information. Wonderful! This book assuredly was not meant to be read front to back. It works like this: start with a problem, and then look up the solution. Bigelow divided the book into sections for various parts of the PC or...



Controlling The World with Your PC, First Edition
Paul Bergsman
1878707159
May 1, 1994
Paperback
·
 
Review
"An important addition to the technical library of any engineer, technician, student, or electronics hobbyist who works with PCs."
--TIES Magazine

"According to his publisher, Paul Bergsman has taught technology and mathematics in the Philadelphia public schools for 21 years. The clarity and thoroughness displayed in this book suggest to me that he's a pretty good teacher. I'm giving his book an A+."
--Electronics Handbook

Review
"An important addition to the technical library of any engineer, technician, student, or electronics hobbyist who works with PCs."
--TIES Magazine

"According to his publisher, Paul Bergsman has taught technology and mathematics in the Philadelphia public schools for 21 years. The clarity and thoroughness displayed in...


PCI Bus Demystified
Doug Abbott
0750677392
March 2004
Paperback
·
 
Review
"Overall, the topics are presented well and useful for learning and reference purposes... enough technical detail to impress PCI interface designers and simple enough to enlighten engineers and programmers acquainted with the PCI bus from plugging in a few PCI adapters." ELECTRONIC DESIGN

In addition to encompassing a wealth of knowledge, this book is full of helpful diagrams, charts, and illustrations that give the reader a visual reference along with the text. PCI Bus Demystified should not be overlooked - CompactPCI Systems May/June 2004

"PCI Bus Demystified is an excellent text that includes all aspects of PCI design and is written with focus on both hardware as well as software designers." - E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 3, March 2005

Review
Aimed at hardware and software...


PC Magazine Guide to Printing Great Digital Photos
David Karlins
0764575783
September 24, 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Packed with practical, hands on guidance, PC Magazine’s Guide to Printing Great Digital Photos is the perfect book for computer users who are looking to get that little bit extra out of their color printer investment.  Digital print expert David Karlins guides readers through everything –from selecting the right kinds of ink and paper, calibrating your computer monitor and making colors match, to getting your images ready for printing and giving your photos that professional touch with a bit of editing. Readers also learn tips for printing photo projects such as invitations, stationary and greeting cards and even t-shirts!

Coverage includes: Taking digital photos that will print well Optimal file size and resolution for great digital printing Editing your...



Universal Serial Bus System Architecture (PC System Architecture Series)
Inc. MindShare, Don Anderson
0201461374


·
 
Book Description
Universal Serial Bus System Architecture provides an in-depth discussion of USB and is based on the 1.0 version of the Universal Serial Bus specification. It focuses on the USB protocol, signaling environment, and electrical specifications, along with the hardware/software interaction required to configure and access USB devices. Although this book does not focus on writing USB device drivers, it does contain useful background information that aids in understanding the USB software environment. Key topics include: differential signaling environment, device configuration, suspend/resume operations device descriptors, device requests (commands), transfer mechanisms USB transaction protocols, bus-powered devices, self-powered devices host controller designs (UHC and OHC), error detection and handling device class...


PC Upgrade and Repair Bible
Marcia Press
0764557319
April 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
This single, albeit heavy, volume contains a profound level of detail. With over 1,340 pages in 41 chapters, 200 pages of finely printed appendices and indices, more than 700 tables and illustrations, a CD-ROM with useful utilities in both the front and back cover of the book, and a fabulous list of almost every vendor of every imaginable PC component, this guide to upgrading holds its own in a crowded field of fine books on the subject.

This volume serves as a desktop reference for everything--including storage and memory upgrades, multimedia enhancements, the special requirements of the roadworthy laptop and notebook, printing, networking, modems, and other peripherals. The book's tabular data is very helpful and, in many cases, the photographic evidence helps with the practical implementation of a particular upgrade....



MADGE SUPPORTS LINUX OPEN SOURCE DRIVERS FOR TOKEN RING.(RapidFire 3140 from Madge Networks N.V.)(Product Announcement) : An article from: UNIX Update [HTML]

B0008F3XUQ
May 1, 2002
Digital
·
 

Book Description
This digital document is an article from UNIX Update, published by Worldwide Videotex on May 1, 2002. The length of the article is 5859 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: MADGE SUPPORTS LINUX OPEN SOURCE DRIVERS FOR TOKEN RING.(RapidFire 3140 from Madge Networks N.V.)(Product Announcement)
Publication: UNIX Update (Newsletter)
Date: May 1, 2002
Publisher: Worldwide Videotex
Volume: 13 Issue: 5 Page: NAArticle Type: Product AnnouncementDistributed by Thomson Gale

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Madge Networks N.V. (NASDAQ NM: MADGF),...



Digital Photography for Dummies
Julie Adair King
0764516647
September 2002
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.

Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all...



Developing Usb PC Peripherals
Wooi Ming Ming Tan
0929392647
February 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
A step-by-step guide to developing USB devices with USB v 1.1., this book provides easy-to-understand instructions for creating a USB device using the Intel 8x930Ax USB Microcontroller Evaluation Kit.

About the Author
Wooi Ming is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Intel USB Microcontrollers. He focuses on USB, microcontroller architecture, firmware development, and the utilization of microcontrollers in various USB application. He has been involved in the USB world since the early days of USB development. Wooi Ming also provides technical consultations to various major OEMs and has helped them to develop and demonstrate their USB products in several international tradeshows. Wooi Ming has a Master of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from...


PC Card/PCMCIA Software Developer's Handbook
Brian Moore, et al
1573980153


·
 
Book Description
A complete guide to PCMCIA that includes coverage of software aspects of multifunction cards, power management, and other essential PC topics.

Book Info
Provides everything you need to design, code, and debug client drives, write PC Card/PCM CIA applications, and understand 16-bit, CardBus, and Multi-function PC Cards. Softcover. DLC: Computer software--Development.

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.