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Articles about PC components and hardware, assembly, PC tuning and performance, software and drivers, help and other related information.

Part I: PC Components

-CPU Info Center
-BIOS Info Center
-Cache Info Center
-RAM -- Main Memory
-Motherboards
-HardDrives, CDRoms and Tapes
-Video Card Info
-PC - All the rest
-Storage FAQ Part 1
Frequently Asked Questions about computer mass storage, disk, tape, RAID, file systems, hierarchical storage management
-Storage FAQ Part 2
Frequently Asked Questions about file systems, hierarchical storage management, backup software, robotics, benchmarking, MTBF and miscellaneous topics
-Motherboards Jumper Settings: A-Z
Jumper settings for Motherboards, including information about Device Type, Processor, Chip Set, Memory, Cache. Also BIOS information, dimensions and I/O options.
-Network Cards Specs: A-Z
Network cards and their configuration, boards description, controller interrupts, wiring, topology, and other specs
-Hard Disk/Floppy Controller Specs: A-Z
Hard disk/floppy controller and its configuration, connections, layout, pinout and other specs
-Hard Drive Specs
Frequently Asked Questions about
-Tape Drives Specs
Tape drives Settings and Configuration
-Optical CD Drive Specs
Optical CD Drive Settings and Configuration
-Modems and Telephone/ISDN cards Specs: A-Z
Modems, telephone/ISDN cards and their configuration, connections, layout, pinout and other specs
-Video Cards Specs: A-Z
Video cards configuration and specs
-I/O Cards Specs: A-Z
IO cards user configuration and other specs
-Memory Cards Specs
Memory cards Settings and Configuration
-Sound and Multimedia Cards Specs
Sound and Multimedia cards Settings and Configuration

Part II: External Hardware

-Monitors
-Printers & Ink

Part III: Assembling

-Assemble your Own PC and Replace, Add, Repair PC parts
Information on how to assemble and repair your Personal Computer by youself
-"Buying A Home Computer" Guides
-Very Technical Information about PC internals and Peripherals
Technical Information about PC internals and Peripherals, pinouts, cables, diagrams, circuits, etc.

Part IV: PC Tuning and Performance

-PC Performance Benchmarks, Rating Surveys
-PC Tuning Info Center

Part V: Software and Drivers

-Hardware Drivers
-Antivirus Page

Part VI: Help and Info

-Data Recovery Issues and Approaches
Different aspects of the data recovery process are described and further reading suggestions are provided
-PC TECH INFO
-Gray's Verbose Semiconductor URL Page
a huge list of semiconductor chipmakers
-Other PC Links
-News Groups
-Glossary of Computer Terms
- Introduction to PC's
-PC Books Online
-Technology News

Part VII: Technical Notes

-BIOS POST Tone Error Codes
Explanation of BIOS POST codes
-Chipset Info Center
-PC And PS2 POST Error Codes
POST Codes and their meaning
-EDO Memory
-The Perfect Memory
-Networking Cabling Pinouts
Detailed information about common networking device wiring
-Standard PC Storage Devices and I/O Connector Pinouts.
Detailed information about common PC device wiring
-Standard PC Cabling Pin-out Diagrams
Diagrams of connectors for various PC devices
-Solutions for Common PC Problems
How to fix common problems with your PC, especially when you build your computer by yourself
-How to Read Resistor Codes
This article explains how to understand the resistor codes
-How to Read Capacitor Codes
This article explains how to understand the resistor codes

Part VIII: FAQs

-DVD Formats FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about the DVD format, including DVD-ROM and DVD-Video.
-CD-Recordable FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about CD recorders, CD-R media, CD-RW, and CD premastering.
- alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt Frequently Asked Questions
frequently asked questions (FAQ) and general information pertaining to the newsgroup alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
-PC Hardware FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about PC Hardware
-Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA/ATA-2 FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA/ATA-2
-3D Graphics Accelerators FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about PC 3D Graphics Accelerators
-PC Video FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about PC Video Hardware
-Unix-PC/3b1 Computers FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about AT&T UNIX PC, PC7300, and 3B1 computers
-ARM (Acorn Risc Machine) FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about ARM (Acorn Risc Machine)
-Wireless Cable TV FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Wireless Cable TV. What it is, how it works, and what companies you should be aware of.
-Amiga FAQs
Amiga related documents
-Apple II
Comp.sys.apple2.* FAQs
-Digital Broadcast Satellites FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Broadcast Satellites and the newsgroup rec.video.satellite.dbs
-RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc









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