The Indispensable PC Hardware Book

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9780201596168: The Indispensable PC Hardware Book
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This is the completely revised and updated fourth edition of this bestselling and award-winning title.
It is an essential resource for the relative newcomer to the field looking for expert advice on the basics, or for a systems engineer/ hardware engineer looking for a detailed explanation that can't be found elsewhere.
The scope of the book is unparalleled and this edition has been competely updated with a new chapter on Pentium 2 and MMX technologies, and the entire text has been updated, with outdated material deleted and every chapter brought right up to date.

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'An excellent reference ....especially useful for fleshing out those hazy areas where real information is all too-often, obscured by buzzwords and jargon'
PC Magazine UK

'It certainly contains a treasure trove of technical facts.'
Jeff Scott, Golden Gate Computer Society

'I have compared this book with others and in my humble opinion The Indispensable PC Hardware Book is superior in every way...you'll definitely feel more comfortable knowing its sitting on your shelf waiting for you should a crisis arise'
Bonnie D Raymond, Central Maryland Microcomputer Users Group (CMMUG)

'It is massive, meticulous and technical...it represents a monumental achievement for a single author'.
Jon Vogler, Unix News

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 This fully revised and popular book is now up-to-date and even more comprehensive than before. The Indispensable PC Hardware Book 4/e will be ‘indispensable’ to anyone who wants to know more about the inner workings of a personal computer: from programmers who want access to hardware components; professionals and home-users who wants to or has to understand the structure and functioning of a personal computer; to users who want to up-grade their PC’s, and dealers who wish to advise their customers – this book will provide the solution to all your hardware questions. Even beginners should not shy away as this book begins with an easy introduction to the subject area.  Key highlights:-

  • CPU’s from the 8086/8088 to the Pentium III and Athlon
  • Real, protected and virtual models
  • Windows and plug&play devices
  • CPU Clones from all major manufacturers
  • Chipsets and support chips
  • Timers, interrupts and DMA
  • I/O programming and PCI bus programming
  • AGP variants and graphic systems
  • Universal serial bus
  • Local storage from the diskette to DVD
  • Memory systems, SDRAM, EDO, flas, RAM bus, and modules
  • Extensive glossary which explains most of the terms and concepts related to personal computer hardware.
  • Appendices brimming with practical advice, especially for programmers.
    About the author  Hans-Peter Messmer is a physicist who for many years has worked as a freelance consultant in the hardware and software industries. He owns a software hours in Quito, Ecuador.

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9780201876970: The Indispensable PC Hardware Book: Your Hardware Questions Answered

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ISBN 10:  0201876973 ISBN 13:  9780201876970
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