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The PC architecture, accessories, multimedia

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Introduction

1. The common guidelines for choice the PC

2. A system unit

Desktop and Slimline
Mini-tower And Midi-tower
System unit choice

3. The processor

Characteristics of processors
The architecture
Productivity of processors
Development of Intel-compatible of processors
Pentium
Pentium Pro
Pentium MMX
Pentium II
Celeron
Pentium II Xeon
Intel OF PENTIUM III
AMD-K6
AMD-K6-2
AMD-K6-3
AMD-K7
Development of the market of processors and computers
Web-addresses

4. The working memory and the cache memory

Dynamic storage
Base memory
Extended-memory
Expanded-memory
UMA and UMB
High memory area HMA
The recommended size of the working memory
SIMM, DIMM and RIMM
Frequency requirements
The Cache memory
Modern and perspective memory
Dynamic storage types
Web-addresses

5. Computer buses

Buses ISA, EISA, MCA
Buses VLB, PCI
Host-bus
Dual Independent Bus
AGP
USB, IEEE 1394
Perspectives

6. Disks

Floppy disks
FDD
LS-120
ZIP
HiFD
Hard disks
Magneto-optic disks
Web-addresses

7. Motherboards and chip sets

Motherboards
Basic performances
Form factor
AT
ATX
Mini ATX
Micro ATX
NLX
Example of the integrated card
Motherboards of the corporation of Intel
Abit corporation motherboards
ASUSTeK corporation motherboards
A-Trend corporation motherboards
Chaintech corporation motherboards
DFI corporation motherboards
FIC corporation motherboards
Giga-Byte corporation motherboards
Iwill corporation motherboards
Lucky Star corporation motherboards
Micro-Star corporation motherboards
QDI corporation motherboards
Shuttle corporation motherboards
Tekram corporation motherboards
TYAN corporation motherboards
Zida corporation motherboards
Chip sets
i430FX
i430VX
i430HX
i430TX
i440FX
i440LX AGPset
i440BX AGPset
i440GX AGPset
i450NX PCIset
i440EX AGPset
i440ZX AGPset and i440ZX-66 AGPset
i810 Сhipset
i840 Сhipset
ALi Aladdin 5 AGPset
ALi Aladdin Pro II
VIA Apollo MVP 3
VIA Apollo MVP 4
VIA Apollo Pro
VIA Apollo Pro133 and VIA Apollo Pro133A
AMD-640
Web-addresses

8. Videoadapters and screen monitors

Key parametres
Choice of videoadapters
The videoadapters using video accelerators
Choice of screen monitors
Web-addresses

9. Drives of CD and DVD

The main data
Operation with the CD-ROM drive
Standard characteristics of CD-ROM drives
Short characteristics of CD-ROM drives 2х
Short characteristics of CD-ROM drives 4х
Multihigh-speed CD-ROM drives
CD-ROM drives 6х
CD-ROM drives 8х
CD-ROM drives 10х and more
Service and repair
Additional remarks
Drives DVD
DVD-ROM
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM
Drives of CD-R, CD-RW
Drives of CD-RW
DVD-RAM

10. Multimedia

Multimedia sets
Sound maps
Some characteristics of sound maps
Sound maps for bus ISA
Sound maps for bus PCI
Video blasters, TВ-тюнеры
Video blasters
TV-tuners
Audio systems
The sizes
Passive and active
The multiband
The multicomponent
The multi-channel
Power supplies
Magnetically Shielded
Popular models
Other solutions
Perspectives
Standards of multimedia
Graphics standards
Video
Sound standards
MP3
Arrangements MP3
Diamond Rio PMP300
Daewoo MPIO
Arrangements of other corporations
Web-addresses

11. Modems and local area networks

Modems
Built in or external
Protocols
Speed
Guidelines
Local area networks
The equipment and programs for local area networks
Web-addresses

12. Optimisation

The factors influencing productivity of the PC
SETUP THE PC
Optimisation of operation of hard disks
Cluster, size and high-speed performance of a hard disk
File system FAT32
Usage of hard disks of a high capacity
Modes PIO and DMA
Hard disk denotations
Caching of drives
Usage DriveSpace
Access to the program
Program installation
The common data on compaction
Disk compression
Razuplotnenie a disk
Change of a method of compression
Video output optimisation
Pattern AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS
Pattern problem
CONFIG.SYS
AUTOEXEC.BAT
The big menus
Optimisation of base memory
Optimisation by utility MemMaker
Increase in base memory manually
Way for the occupied

13. Processor dispersal (overclocking)

The forced modes
Some problems
Productivity and frequency
Change of modes through BIOS
Multiplication factor change
Supply voltage rise
Requirements to the hardware
The processor
The motherboard
Memory
Cooling
Frequencies of 75 and 83 MHz
Dispersal of Intel of Pentium
Dispersal of Intel of Pentium Pro
Dispersal of Intel of Pentium II
CYRIX/IBM dispersal 6X86
Dispersal AMD-K5
Dispersal AMD-K6
The step-by-step circuit of dispersal
Testing of the dispersed systems

14. Upgrade

Dynamic storage
The processor
The PC with processors 286 and 386
The PC with processors 486
OverDrive
Hard disk
The CD-ROM drive
Video subsystem
The motherboard

15. Systems of a virtual reality

Acquaintance
Systems of output of 3D-maps
System I-Glasses
System VFX1
3D-sound
Input devices of information VR
The keyboard, the joystick, the mouse, the trackball
The 3D-mouse, gloves
Web-addresses

16. Dynamics of the prices

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