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Title PC hacks / Jim Aspinwall.
Imprint Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly Media, ©2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 285 pages)
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Subject Debugging in computer science.
Microcomputers -- Upgrading.
Microcomputers -- Maintenance and repair.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Ch. 1. Basic system board hacks -- Ch. 2. Basic system board setup -- Ch. 3. CPU hacks -- Ch. 4. Memory hacks -- Ch. 5. Disk hacks -- Ch. 6. Disk drive performance hacks -- Ch. 7. Video hacks -- Ch. 8. I/O device hacks -- Ch. 9. Boot-up hacks -- Ch. 10. Configuring a new PC.
Summary Intel-and AMD-powered PCs--which account for more than 90% of all personal computers--are powerful and expandable, and operating systems like Windows and Linux do a great job of running well on this hardware. But to maintain maximum stability and predictability, these operating systems don't push the hardware to its limits. That doesn't mean you can't. PC Hacks shows PC users like you how to get the most out of your hardware and software to make your PC experience more satisfying than ever. You don't need another collection of simple tips and command-clicks; you need PC Hacks, where you'll find proven techniques for enhancing performance and preventing problems with your PC hardware. This step-by-step, hack-by-hack guide, with invaluable tips and tricks throughout, will get you hacking the system board, CPU, BIOS, peripherals and operating system--everything but the unhackable power supply!In PC Hacks, Jim Aspinwall, the Windows Helpdesk columnist and feature editor for CNET.COM and author of three books on PC maintenance, delivers basic to advanced hacks for overclocking CPU and video cards, tweaking RAM timing, selecting the best performing components, and much more. He includes suggestions for reusing an old PC to off-load work from newer systems as well as ways to prevent security hacks. He also offers many tips for avoiding common mistakes--and for getting the system back up and running if something does go wrong. PC Hacks combines of the bestselling Hacks series style with the world's most popular computing hardware. Presented in a clear and direct format and covering both Windows and Linux operating systems, PC Hacks ensure that you'll hack and tweak your way to the best performance possible out of your trusty PC.
Other Title Print version: Aspinwall, Jim. PC hacks. Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly Media, ©2005 0596007485
Other Title Cover subtitle: 100 industrial-strength tips & tools