Chapter 40. Upgrading Your PC Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, and Memory

Is your current PC older now or tired out?

Buying a wholly new computer is one option. But you might be able to breathe new life in to your existing one through an upgrade. Or you could find yourself with a dead motherboard or memory that you need to replace just to get back to work.

This chapter addresses how to handle the hardware demands of identifying, removing, and replacing your core components, including the motherboard and its BIOS, CPU, and memory.

Getting Smart About the Process

Many people feel overwhelmed at the idea of replacing or upgrading core components, thinking that it’s too tough. But this isn’t true. You don’t need to be a PC repair technician to do this kind of ...

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