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Upgrading & Repairing PCs
Having a hard time identifying some hardware?
The IBM Site is the place for PS2 Reference, SETUP, and Diagnostic Disks. Of course there's also a treasure trove of THINKPAD files here -- including ROM updates, and drivers for OS2 and WINDOWS 95! APTIVA owners, not to worry! Big Blue loves you, too!
The complete IBM PC Hardware Manuals
Tambu CPU Speed is a great tool for the OverClocking Afficianado! There's a nifty collection of other programs and tutorials at the Site, too
The Fast Graphics Site is a treasure chest of video performance tips. You'll also find FastVid, a great tune-up tool!
The WINDOWS 95 OSR2 FAQ
PC-Clone UNIX Hardware Buyer's Guide, your one-stop resource for information about hardware for cheap, powerful UNIX systems.
Want to easily check your CPU Vendor, Model and the Internal speed, and L1 cache mode settings? CHKCPU will do that -- and more!
Peer-To-Peer networking in WINDOWS 95 by direct cable connection used to be a black
art -- that was before
Kime's Connect Page.
Scitech's Display Doctor video optimizer software supports over 250 different graphics chips from over 40 different manufacturers.
If as far as you're concerned, everything that has to do with PCs is simply black and white then visit the Gateway 2000FAQ.
Andrew Hougie's HARDWARE Page offers Links to every major manufacturer of PC components, peripherals, and systems, including motherboards and BIOSes. This Page is at the top of my Bookmark list!
"Gee, I wanted to learn about PC repair, but do I have to listen to all this crazy yammer? What am I supposed to do, hope this guy refills his Prozac prescription, or what?"
Well, two even-keel guys've got PC tech Pages:
Dick Perron's PC Hardware Information page
Morris Rosenthal's GUIDE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIRING CLONE PCS
The Hacking Novell Netware FAQ
All New and Improved! "They laughed when I sat down at the computer, but when I ran CMOS SETUP like a pro, they stopped laughing!" --
The BIOS Survival Guide covers AMI and AWARD BIOSes.
A very exhaustive Site covering all sorts of technical material in an easy to understand, yet thorough manner is Tom's Hardware And Perormance Page. Learn how to put together that afterburner system! Or just wring out the last iota of speed possible from the one you've got now.
If you want to know exactly where your l'il rocket stands in terms of performance, then see The Benchmark FAQ
The WINDOWS 95 FAQ
OK, you've got six weeks to learn all about PC Hardware, Distributed Web Applications, Java, Hard Drive Partitioning, COM Ports, OS2 and the Net, TCP/IP, APPC, Ethernet, and SNA! How you gonna pull it off! With the help of Howard Gilbert's PC Lube & Tune.
Stan Brown has a good article on partitioning a hard drive. You'll see why having only one drive letter on that new double gig means a lot of wasted space. This Page also has a great piece on hard drive back ups.
A great listing of all sorts of hardware specs is at THE REF.
At MICRO FIRMWARE the topic is Flash BIOS.
REVEAL Web Site
The 3D Video FAQ
The Chiplist FAQ
"Gee whiz, I wanted to learn how to fix my microwave oven/TV/lawnmower/monitor/printer/copier/and godonlyknowswhatelse. This Site's NO help at all!"
You need the help of Sam Goldwasser's Hardware Repair FAQ! The only thing that he can't mend is a broken heart!