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Computer Repair Diagnostic Flow Charts 
The point isn't just to get the PC working properly again, it's to determine beyond a reasonable doubt exactly has been fixed when the problem goes away. No series of charts can entirely substitute for experience and aptitude, but the real goal here is to make good techs better!

Build Your Own PC
This site is devoted to helping you put together your own system, step by step, including installation of Windows 95-XP.

Great site to help you ID that unknown hardware, help adding new hardware, tweaking and much more. Download manuals and even ask your questions. Build a PC
A good, thorough walk through building a PC. Use as a refresher or if it's all new to you, there are many "more detail" links.

Cooling your PC the SERIOUS way
Here's a look at Daniel Rutter's (Dan's Data) way to add a BIG fan to your PC case and fix your heat problems forever! Good article.

Building a new PC - Catching up on Technology
Morris Rosenthal does yet another winner! Here is a good rundown on the fairly newer technology of Pentiums through Pentium III and necessary components etc. Make sure and also check out his Online Illustrated Guide to Building the New PCs.

PeteWeb - PC Refurbishing
General Info on older hardware or PC refurbishment- including Mainboards, Hard Drives, Drivers, Video, Other Peripherals & Retailers.

COMPUTERCRAFT Shows You How To Upgrade and Repair

Upgrading Your Computer
From House of Hall. Upgrading your motherboard ---Upgrading your processor ---Do I use STD(VR) or VRE voltage? -Processor stepping information ---Bus-mastering Ultra DMA ---Comparison of Different Intel Chipsets and Motherboards

Guide for Troubleshooting and Repairing Clone PCs
Guide for Troubleshooting and Repairing PCs from Morris Rosenthal. A lot of good info. If you used this link before, try it again, it's gotten "much" better.

Shawn's Computer Page
These pages are basic information about IBM compatible computers. Great for the newbie.

The Hand-Me-Down PC - Plain English Descriptions of the PC Parts
The Hand-Me-Down PC Introduction to PC Parts by Morris Rosenthal . This is a great "don't make you feel stupid" tutorial.


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