Chapter 39. Understanding System Components

Before you can begin upgrading the various components in your PC, it might help you to be able to identify each component and have a basic understanding of how each component functions. In Chapter 23, “Mastering Computer and Network Concepts,” you saw an overview of your computer system from the hardware level, but it was from a network installer’s perspective. Your PC manual—or the manufacturer’s website—might offer specifics and perhaps even a helpful diagram of what components are inside your system.

You will learn what you need to know about your PC.

Eliminating Potential Hazards

If you skipped through the previous chapter, go back and read the section, “Precautions You Should Take,” before you do anything. ...

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