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Books To Learn And Gain More Knowlegde From

Discussion in 'General' started by Monkey, 12 Feb 2005.

  1. Monkey

    Monkey What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone know if this book is any good...

    Upgrading And Repairing Pcs 16th Edition - Scott Mueller

    Thinking of getting a book more as reference, i know alot of this info can be found on the net but it sometimes can be a bit of a hastle searching for everything, where as a book has it all in one place. Any other suggestions on other pc building,upgrading and repairing would be good.Does'nt have to be building as much as i can do that and have 2 C+G in building them. The book i mentioned has info on 64bit chips and some more of the newer stuff.The new the info in the book the better.

    Im also after getting a book to learn from, learning about networking from basic(minor problems) to more advanced including standard,wireless and internet(internet as in sorting problems).I only really know little on networking that why i ask for a book to learn from.. Any suggestions ??
     
  2. foxx

    foxx What's a Dremel?

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    Dang, if only I could remember the title...enywho there is two books I suggest , one is pc mod projects and the other is electronic something for the geek within or something. Both are suggested as your other book, I have read books like that, in order to get everything I suggest just using the library because there are so many issues and you cant buy them all.
     
  3. Guest-16

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    Never needed a book in my life. Google or here provides all the answers ive ever needed. And it's free. Books only provide 1 POV, from the person who wrote it, and within 2 months itll be out of date when new chipsets come out with new problems, at least the internet is updated all the time.
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Go read the intraweb :thumb:
     
  5. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Got to agree with biggles and bindi here, a book will only be useful for a few months and it's likely that it'll cost you a lot of money. Internet is free and won't get out of date! :D
     
  6. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    true, but sometimes you get contradicting information on different sites :wallbash: , but meh. Just post Q's, someones bound to answer sooner or later :D
     
  7. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    you get that if you read two different books too, though. ;)
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    again, true :D
     
  9. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Read bit-tech tbh. Virtually everything I know about computers I've learnt from here.
     
  10. Monkey

    Monkey What's a Dremel?

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    True... but when ever i do a search on google i get a load of other rubbish that has nothing to do with what im looking for. Anyone have any info sites that keep upto date ??

    For example i know how to set up a amd xp cpu, and what the correct ram to use with the cpu is (stock ram, not intended for oc) ie a 3200+ would have PC3200 ram. But i want to learn the same thing for the 64bit chips and the Pentium LGA chips etc.. are tjese the same or different...? DDR2 ram i have searched for guides and info on but all i get is where to buy and guides telling about the ram rather than what goes with what ...

    Also whats bit-tech tbh, well whats the tbh part ?

    About the networking, that must be able to be learnt from a book cause that does'nt change as quick as hardware does.
     
  11. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    tbh = to be honest...tbh
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    I have to agree on using the net part, the information wil be more upto date than any book you get.
    Use forums such as bit-tech, or pop into the irc channel, plenty people willing to help.
     
  13. fuzzball172

    fuzzball172 What's a Dremel?

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    Books can be a good point of reference, also as technology moves on, older kit is harder to support via the web, older hardware pages become harder to find, whereas the book is always on your shelf.
    Most of my day to day problems are solved via google or trawling thru manufactures websites, reading up on compatability issues, tech specs or white papers.

    I would recommend a few choice books covering the basics of the subjects u are planning on learning / supporting (sometimes u cannot always get online to google it - especially when ur Cisco router is playing up) and then find a few reliable sources on the net.
     
  14. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Also find magazines a good source for learning about computers. I've been reading various computer magazines for what seems like forever. Just find a quality publication and you'll be suprised at how much you can learn.
     
  15. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    You eventually find you do nothing but nit-pick at incorrect information though... that's why I stopped buying computer hardware magazines. :)
     
  16. planki

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    the only book i have bought recently is an access 2000 visual basic fundamentals of programming for my as level computing project and thats only because it had all the information and quick snippets of code all in one nice place in stead of searching google all the time.

    otherwsie google is awesome
     

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