Table of Contents

  1. LO1: Describe PC and Laptop Fundamentals
  2. Computer Components
    1. Added Functionality
  3. Installing the components
    1. Step 1
    2. Step 2
    3. Step 3
    4. Step 4
    5. Step 5
    6. Step 6
    7. Step 7
    8. Step 8
  4. Processor
    1. Processor Items
  5. Memory
    1. Memory Laptops
  6. IDE Drives
    1. IDE Cable
    2. IDE Connections
  7. Other Components
    1. Floppy Drive
    2. Graphics Card
    3. Graphics Card Connections
    4. Network Card
    5. Sound Card
    6. Modem
    7. System
    8. Firmware
    9. Mouse and Keyboard
    10. Monitor Connections
    11. Activity 1.1
    12. Activity 1.2
    13. Activity 1.3
    14. Activity 1.4
    15. Activity 1.5
  8. Resource Requirements
    1. Interrupts
    2. Interrupt Table
    3. Athlon XP IRQs
    4. Athlon 64 IRQs
    5. Activity 1.6
    6. I/O Addresses
    7. I/O Assignments
    8. DMA
    9. Common DMA Channel Usage.
    10. Activity 1.7
    11. Changing the Settings
    12. Activity 1.8
  9. Storage Devices
    1. ATA and SATA
    2. CD-ROM and DVD technologies
    3. SCSI Technology
    4. SCSI Information
    5. RAID
    6. RAID Levels
  10. Peripheral Devices
    1. Installation and Configuration
    2. Modems
    3. Printers
    4. PDAs
    5. Mini Laptops
    6. Scanners
    7. Drives
    8. Cameras
    9. Activity 1.9
  11. Mobile Phones
  12. Cabling and Connectors
    1. Connectors 1
    2. Connectors 2
    3. Connectors 3
  13. Optimising Performance
    1. Upgrading a PC
    2. Portable computers
    3. Power Systems
    4. Inside a Laptop
    5. Upgrading a Laptop
    6. Upgrading the Hard Drive
    7. Laptop Cards
    8. Liquid Crystal Displays
    9. Tablet PCs
    10. Summary of this Section