Upgrading and Repairing PCs (14th Edition)
||Author: Scott Mueller|
List Price: $59.99
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Publisher: Que (27 August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 18,056
Average Customer Rating: 4.56 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Minutia, minutia, minutia
Seeing as my computer blew up(the power supply), quite literally, I was in need of a definitive book for repairing my computer and replacing such fried parts as my motherboard, power supply, processor, etc. I went to Scott Mueller for help. To say this book was kind of unhelpful would be like saying a PI is kind of slow - if you catch my drift. When it comes to going into mind-numbing detail over useless minutia, I've got to hand it to Scott Mueller. When it comes to providing relevant information, pictures, illustrations, and tips that might actually be of use, however, he does not quite fit the bill, so to speak. He's downright Terrible(caps intended). Try Michael Meyers and his A+ book instead - much better.
Rating: 5 out of 5
1632 pages of Hardware. Hardware ladies and germs. Not software but all hardware. I love it. I own it. And I buy it everyother edition (10th, 12th, 14th, etc.). This is the best book I've read yet and I've read 99% of them all. The only repair book I haven't read is Stephen Bigelow's but I do have high hopes for it but it can't compare to this dynasty.
Unlike other reviews, I would not recommend this book for the beginner though. It's to big and to indepth for a FNG. You need to see the forest before you can study the roots of the trees. I've always loved "Enhanced A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining you PC" even though most people won't recommend it. Buy a cheap used version.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Outstading!! Down to earth and as comprehensive as possible
If your new to computers, then this is the only book to buy! I decided that it would be most beneficail to buld my own system, and since, while using computers i was quite familiar with, i had never built my own system, i decided to pick up this book for a reference handbook. Its amazing! I've learned a substantial amount and feel confident with building my computer having this book on hand. But, since pc's are evolvging at such an alarming pace, i suggest to put down the extra monay and purchase the most current edition, you wont be disapointed!
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