Hardware Topic
   >  Introduction to PC Components
   >  The Central Processing Unit
   >  The Motherboard
   >  Memory (RAM)
   >  Drives
   >  Power Supply Unit
   >  Computer Cases
   >  PCI and Graphics Cards
   >  What to Upgrade
   >  Before you Begin
   >  Upgrading PC RAM
   >  Upgrading PCI/Graphics Cards
   >  Upgrading Drives
   >  Upgrading a PSU
   >  Upgrading a CPU
   >  Upgrading a Motherboard
   >  Introduction to Hardware Problems
   >  Troubleshooting Memory Problems
   >  Troubleshooting Drive Problems
   >  Troubleshooting CPU Problems
   >  Troubleshooting PSU Problems
   >  Troubleshooting Card Problems
   >  Troubleshooting Intermittent Problems
   >  Diagnosing Hardware Failures
   >  Index of Sections

 

Index for the Hardware Guide

Index of topics in our Linux Desktop guide

This section lists all the topics covered in our Hardware Corner, plus any subsections within them.

TopicSection
Before you BeginPrecautions to take before you begin
 Electrostatic Precautions
 Tools Required
Computer CasesHow to choose the right case
 What is a Computer Case?
 Computer Case Sizes
 Choosing a Computer Case
Diagnosing Hardware FailuresHow to diagnose hardware failures and helpful tools
 Tools for helping to diagnose Hardware Faults
DrivesDifferent types of drive
 What is A Drive?
 Different Types of Drive
 Choosing a Drive
 SATA verses IDE
Hardware GuideOur guide to Hardware
Index of SectionsShows a clickable list of all the available Hardware Topics
 Index of topics in our Linux Desktop guide
Introduction to Hardware ProblemsAn introduction to hardware problems on your PC
 What is a Hardware Problem?
 How to spot a Hardware Problem
 Fixing Hardware Problems
 Keeping a Problem Log
Introduction to PC ComponentsAn introduction to PC hardware
 The Main PC Components
Memory (RAM)What is RAM and how to choose the right type
 What is Random Access Memory?
 Types of Random Access Memory
 Choosing RAM
PCI and Graphics CardsHow to choose the right case
 What is a Graphics Card?
 What is a PCI Expansion Card?
Power Supply UnitIntroduction to PSUs and how to choose one
 What is a Power Supply Unit?
 Connectors
The Central Processing UnitWhat is a CPU; who makes them and how to choose one
 What is a CPU?
 Manufacturers and Processor Family
 Choosing a CPU
The MotherboardWhat is a Motherboard; who makes them and how to choose one
 What is a Motherboard?
 Choosing a Motherboard
Troubleshooting CPU ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix problems with processors
 Confirming a CPU Problem
 Catastrophic CPU Failures
 Intermittent CPU Problems
Troubleshooting Card ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix problems with PCI/PCIe cards
 Problems with Expansion Cards
 Confirming a Problem with an Expansion Card
 Fixing a Problem with an Expansion Card
Troubleshooting Drive ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix problems with hard drives
 Confirming a Drive Problem
 Diagnosing Hard Drive Problems
 Diagnosing SSD Problems
 Diagnosing CD/DVD Problems
Troubleshooting Intermittent ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix intermittent hardware problems
 What is an Intermittent Problem
 Firmware Problems
 Overheating Problems
 Power Problems
 Motherboard Problems
Troubleshooting Memory ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix memory problems on your PC
 Confirming a Memory Problem
 Fixing a Memory Problem
Troubleshooting PSU ProblemsHow to diagnose and fix problems with PC power supply units
 Problems with PSUs
 Catastrophic PSU Failure
 Diagnosing a Problem with a PSU
Upgrading DrivesHow to install a new drive in your PC
 When to Upgrade your Drives
 Choose a Device for the Correct Interface
 Removing an Existing Drive
 Installing a new Drive
 Post Installation
Upgrading PC RAMHow to upgrade the RAM in your PC
 Choosing the New Memory
 Removing the Old Memory
 Installing the New Memory
Upgrading PCI/Graphics CardsHow to install a new graphics/PCI card in your PC
 Choose a Card to fit your Socket!
 Removing an Existing Card
 Installing a new Card
 Post Installation
Upgrading a CPUHow to install a new CPU in your PC
 When to Upgrade your CPU
 Choosing a CPU
 Removing an Existing CPU
 Installing a New CPU
Upgrading a MotherboardHow to install a new motherboard in your PC
 When to Upgrade your Motherboard
 Choosing a Motherboard
 Removing an Existing Motherboard
 Installing a New Motherboard
 Post Installation Tasks
 Navigating a Motherboard
Upgrading a PSUHow to install a Power Supply Unit in your PC
 When to Upgrade your PSU
 Choosing a PSU
 Removing an Existing PSU
 Installing a new PSU
What to UpgradeHow to decide what to upgrade on your in your PC
 What do I need to Upgrade?
 Building a New PC


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