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This chapter covers the following subjects:
• The Essential Parts of Any Computer—This section lists the vital components of a PC, for example motherboards, CPUs, video cards, and more. It also shows how to identify those components.
• Points of Failure—In this section you’ll learn about possible issues that could cause the computer to fail; for example overheating, hard drive failure, or loose adapter cards.
• Hardware, Software, and Firmware—This section explains how hardware, software and firmware interact and defines the major types of software and utility programs.
• Working Inside Your PC—This section demonstrates how to assemble/disassemble the computer. It shows how to connect cables, replace components, add ...