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any good books to read to learn computers?

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#1 101stvet


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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

I am very new to all this so please dont laupgh. I posted one about hard drive replacement a few minits ago. A few minits affter that i started looking into books in the subject of computer's. I have on book and read it cover to cover- Build it-Fix it-Own it. ( good book). Is there any out there to understand what maches what, what i can use with what? I understand a little on how things work, just hightley confused in ATI, LSI things of that nature. All these names are driving me bonkers. Any advice will help me i am sure. Thank you all for all the good posts.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:21 PM

Well. Check out Scot Meuller's books. I have the PC 18th edition one.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:09 AM

I have a couple of books by Michael Meyers.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:55 AM

Any book reference...dismisses the fact that hardware is constantly changing on a day-to-day basic, as far as capabilities, availability, and meaningful differences between A and B.

I find that using Google to research such will result in more accurate, purposeful data...than anything that is bound and printed (therefore, fixed in time).


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:48 AM

wikipedia is amazing and free. but seriouse, what I did was took everyone elses junk computers and tore them apart, and mixed and matched and rebuilt until I got the basics on how everything worked and what you need (I.E. memory, hard drive, CPU etc) and how they work with each other. Once I got that figured out it was a matter of getting online and researching the different parts and the new ones. Like i said, wikipedia is an excellent online source. :D



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