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    Best book for PC upgrades

    What's the best book that shows step by step instructions for installing/removing:

    1. CPU Processor
    2. Heat Sink
    3. IDE Controller
    4. IDE hard drive
    5. memory

    While I probably don't need such a book, I expect that my sister does.

    I have Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, but that does not explain this stuff well and gets into issues about pins/connectors that are
    irrelevant in most cases,

    Any other books such as an upgrading for dummies?
    Not concerned with repair, just upgrading.

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    Re: Best book for PC upgrades

    Hey Howard,

    Check for the A+ Certification study guides. It covers all the basics and even some more advanced things if your sister happens to have the geek gene. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: Best book for PC upgrades

    I got a copy of Tech TV's Upgrading Your PC book, and so did my sister.

    So far, the book looks quite good.

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    Re: Best book for PC upgrades

    I like anything Tech TV does. Also Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton have a tape on this in every
    bookstore--" Building a PC."

    1) Upgrading and Fixing PC for Dummies Andy Rathbone 0-7645-0719-2 (Any bookstore and
    www.dummies.com or www.hungryminds.com)
    2) I especially like Sybex's A+ Study Guide for its organization and clarity ; It has a volume on
    operating systems which is good perspective for someone who hasn't used some of the
    earlier ones and for this need the Core Hardware Volume David Groth Sybex Third Edition
    ISBN 0-7821-2806-8
    3) Poor Leo's 2002 Computer Almanac QUE Leo Laporte 0-7897-2691-2

    Also I'm sure you have told your sister about Tech TV. I think turning on someone to Tech TV
    whether it's for gadget help, software help (Windows, Linux, Mac), and hardware upgrading
    is a very helpful thing. The mother site is www.techtv.com and just mouseover the TV shows
    and click onto them particulary The Screen Savers (Leo Laporte and Pat Norton) and
    Chris Perillo's Call for Help.
    Also helpful to your sister: www.hardopc.com
    www.tom'shardware.com
    Tech TV has an easy search mechanism and a lot of articles on upgrading computers and
    they are good at it.

    I apologize I haven't figured out how to hyperlink and paste all the bells and whistles
    so I can use them. I can paste--I just don't know how to transfer the goodies to a toolbar where I can
    use them and what creates a hyperlink on this board. I'll take some time tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    defrag

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