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NEED TO READ ABOUT HARDWARE! NEED LINKS!


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#1 chopficaro

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:06 PM

i just got a job in customer service selling computers. ive built a few systems and done some basic overclocking but thats it. i want to show the boss i can handle anything and i want to be one of his techs, so ive been at tomshardware and newegg everyday reading stuff. please give me some more links! dont underestimate the amount of material i need! i'll spend 30 hours a week reading this stuff!

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:21 PM

Pick a component you want to learn about & the do a google search saying "How does a ???? work

For instance, How does a CPU work

Results,

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=...mp;aq=f&oq=

Then start reading.

If you want to know the strengths & weakness of different brands a google search for xxx vs xxx will returm many results.

AMD vs Intel ,

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=...mp;aq=f&oq=

If you want to know the chronological order of components simply search for "history of xxx"

In order to full grasp a subject you need to read several articles on it .
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

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It's not only knowing the certain specifications and compatibility, but how to diagnose items when things do not work the way they should
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#4 chopficaro

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:38 PM

i totally agree with u garmanma. i may be wet behind the ears, but i consider myself to be proficient because if one of my friends says they have a computer problem, it might take me a while, but not even 10,000 spartons can stop me from fixing it. unfortunately though, my co-workers talk to me like i dont know a thing about computers. like the other day, noel was tryiing to exlain to me the difference between graphics memory and system memory lol. so i need to know 10x as much as they do in order to gain their respect and move upwards here.

heres what i have so far, enough to keep me buisy for a while i think:

http://arstechnica.com/
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/
http://www.maximumpc.com/
http://www.computershopper.com/
http://www.professormesser.com/
http://ixbtlabs.com/
http://books.google.com/books?id=E1p2FDL7P...eqXLITENr-jgKYL
http://www.storagereview.com/
http://www.hardocp.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/us/#redir
http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/
http://www.notebookreview.com/
http://guru3d.com/
http://www.digital-daily.com/
http://www.extremetech.com/
http://www.firingsquad.com/
http://www.lostcircuits.com/
http://www.playtool.com/
http://www.techpowerup.com/
http://www.techspot.com/
http://www.tweaktown.com/
http://www.xbitlabs.com/

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:53 AM

Just for the halibut you might want to add ExtremeOverclockers to your list.

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/

You can learn a lot about CPU's. memory, & graphics there.
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