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Build It. Fix It. Own It.: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 17. Maintaining Your Computer Hardware

 

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

 
 --Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude

IN THIS CHAPTER

Now that you’ve cobbled together a new computer (or refurbished an old one) with the sweat of your own brow, you can just sit back and play with your PC, right? Well, sure, why not? For now at least. You see a new computer is something like a new garden, which at first looks great and is nice and neat and tidy. After a while, ...

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