Upgrading and Repairing PCs (16th Edition)

Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher-World renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller. Scott has taught thousand in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Often his students refer to him with nicknames, such as "St.Scott" and claim that Upgrading and Repairing PCs has changed their lives.

This runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all-time is used by students, hobbyists, and PC professionals around the world. Upgrading and Repairing PCs is found on desks everywhere. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 16th Edition includes hundreds of pages of new content, including an ALL NEW chapter on PC overclocking and hardware hacking. In this new chapter, Scott shows readers how to perform custom PC modifications, safely and within industry standard specifications, as well as how to pump up the performance of your PC.

For the third edition in a row, Scott has included a DVD--playable on both standalone DVD players and on DVD-ROMs--containing more than two hours of ALL NEW video shot, using an all new professional set design, lighting and a three-camera crew--including an overhead cam. The DVD also contains a searchable hard drive and vendor information, plus thousands of pages of legacy PC hardware coverage that can longer be included in the printed book, but that are invaluable to PC techs servicing older computers!

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By Erik (Chicago, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · September 21, 2011
Being poor, I taught myself how to assemble and repair PCs with the aid of this book and others, obtaining parts from computer discards. Among the books referred to for these purposes, this was the best in those years. ...more
By Filip (Czech Republic) · ★★★★☆ · June 29, 2014
page 118 | location 1799-1803 | Added on Sunday, 26 January 2014 10:27:27

Considering that main memory is used directly only about 1% of the time, if you doubled performance there, you would double the speed of your system only 1% of the time! That doesn’t sound like enough of an improvement to ju... ...more
By Bryan (New Melle, MO) · ★★★★☆ · February 22, 2008
Several parts of this book are repetitious. It seems after 18 editions they'd eventually figure out that two subsequent paragraphs sometimes contain the exact same sentence. Otherwise it's an impressive volume of PC knowledge. ...more
By Thomas (The United States) · September 28, 2010
This is definitely designed as a reference book, but it does offer some nice overviews and analogies that can aid in true comprehension of otherwise complex systems. ...more
By Paul (Cary, NC) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 17, 2010
Lots of info about computer hardware technology, but some is difficult to understand without college computer courses or a certification. ...more
By Rubbal (Muktsar, 23, India) · ★★★★★ · December 21, 2010
This book is very much informative, especially for curious minds, who want to explore the real inner working of computer ...more
By Chenk18018 (Bethlehem, PA) · ★★★★★ · February 11, 2013
Very good resource. Packed with information. If you work on PCs, you should have this on your shelf. ...more
By Tim (Bethlehem, PA) · ★★★★★ · August 28, 2013
Excellent tome on PCs. This is THE book. Every technician should have it. Period. ...more
By Carlos (Whittier, CA) · ★★★★★ · January 20, 2011
This book taught me a lot about hardware and developmental history of computer. ...more
By Marshal (Malawi) · July 24, 2013
This a computer hardware bible. ...more