Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PC Components
    1. Upgrades
    2. System Components
    3. PC Exploded
    4. Essential Components
    5. Typical Components
    6. Common Tools
    7. Key Components
  3. CPU Characteristics
    1. Processor Manufacturers
    2. INTEL
    3. AMD
    4. SAQ on CPU Manufacturers
    5. Multi-Core Processors
    6. Dual-Core Processors
    7. AMD Dual Core
    8. Activity on CPUs
    9. Cache Memory
    10. Cache Terminology
  4. Memory
    1. Dynamic RAM (DRAM)
    2. DRAM Examined
    3. Memory Considerations
    4. Memory Integrity
    5. Parity
    6. Memory Banking
    7. Memory Areas
  5. Motherboard Components and Architectures
    1. Form Factors
    2. Form Factor Table
    3. AT
    4. Baby AT
    5. ATX
    6. ATX Detailed
    7. ATX Examined
    8. BTX Form Factor
    9. Chipsets
    10. CPU Mountings
    11. Slots
    12. Sockets
    13. System Bus Types and Functions
    14. Bus Architectures
  6. Purpose and Contents of CMOS Memory
    1. CMOS Screen 1
    2. CMOS Screen 2
    3. CMOS Screen 3
    4. CMOS Screen 4
    5. CMOS Screen 5
    6. Laptops
  7. Key Upgrade Areas
    1. Processor (1)
    2. Processor (2)
    3. Processor (3)
    4. Laptop Memory (1)
    5. Laptop Memory (2)
    6. Laptop Memory (3)
    7. Activity on Laptop Memory
    8. Laptop Hard Disk (1)
    9. Laptop Hard Disk (2)
    10. Laptop LCD
    11. Laptop Power
    12. Power Savings
    13. Laptop Cleanup
    14. Mini Laptops
    15. Inside the Mini
    16. SAQ Netbooks
  8. Summary of this Section