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CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

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CHAPTER 8Upgrading Hardware

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Determine when a computer needs hardware upgrades

• Explain optimal upgrades to peripherals

• Discuss the process of upgrading internal hardware

A personal computer offers all sorts of upgrade opportunities. You can add new features, for example, such as a video recorder or special sound device. You can upgrade existing parts as well, making the PC faster, stronger, and firmed up in all the right places.

This chapter examines the process of upgrading the computer’s hardware. The first section describes symptoms that show that a computer needs an upgrade. The second section explores the typical PC, teaching you how to know which port type to use for external peripheral upgrades. ...

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