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20 Why Not Upgrade the CPU? 21 Um, Do I Need a Math Coprocessor, Too? 22 Basic Functions Are in the BIOS 23 Why Upgrade the BIOS? 24 Why Not Upgrade the BIOS? 25 Page viii The PCs Think Tank: RAM 25 The Different Types of RAM Chips 26 More Chips Dont Necessarily Mean More Memory 29 So How Much Memory Do I Need? 29 How Do I Tell How Much Memory I Have? 29 Why Upgrade Memory? 30 Why Not Upgrade Memory? 30 Can I Upgrade Memory? 31 Can I Upgrade Memory on My Laptop? 33 Your PCs Data Highway: Drive Controllers 34 Why Upgrade the Drive Controller?

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247 17 Powering Up the Power Supply After you upgrade everything else, you may need to turn up the juice! 259 18 Hands-On Hard Disk Replacement Adding a new hard disk gives you more room for software. 267 19 Make Mine More Memory Why increasing RAM helps your programs run better. 285 20 Taking Advantage of Modern Video Capabilities Learn to upgrade your monitor and video card. 299 21 Replacing a Floppy Drive What to do when the floppy drive stops floppin. 319 22 Adding a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive Wanna play the latest games and your CDs, too?

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