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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 5

Deep Inside the Console

In This Chapter

arrow Studying the console's insides

arrow Supplying the console with power

arrow Examining the motherboard

arrow Understanding the processor

arrow Checking your PC’s processor

arrow Setting the time

You have absolutely no reason to open up the computer console and peer inside. Just as you probably don’t venture under the hood of your car or probe around the interior of the furnace or look inside a cat. You can find professionals who are better equipped to deal with such chores. Let them do it.

Then again, you may have a faint recollection of the terms motherboard, processor, power supply, and so on. It’s possible to use your computer for eons and never really understand or relate to those terms. I’m guessing, however, that you want more from your PC investment than to simply gloss over such specifics. So although you may never venture inside of it, it still matters ...

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