- a book by Michael Karbo.
This book is protected by copyright. It has been published in many European countries but never in English language. Therefore I desided to upload it to the Internet. It is free to use as it is for personal, non-commercial use. All rights belong to Michael Karbo. You may not in any way copy the contents.
These web pages have been produced from a Microsoft Word file. Hence the design, which could be a lot better. However, it is too much work for me to clean it all up. So you'll have to live with it as it is.
PC Architecture. Preface.
Chapter 1. The PC, history and logic.
Chapter 2. The Von Neumann model.
Chapter 3. A data processor.
Chapter 4. Intro to the motherboard.
Chapter 5. It all starts with the CPU.
Chapter 6. The CPU and the motherboard.
Chapter 7. The south bridge.
Chapter 8. Inside and around the CPU.
Chapter 9. Moores' Law.
Chapter 10. The cache.
Chapter 11. The L2 cache.
Chapter 12. Data and instructions.
Chapter 13. FPU’s and multimedia.
Chapter 14. Examples of CPU’s.
Chapter 15. The evolution of the Pentium 4.
Chapter 16. Choosing a CPU.
Chapter 17. The CPU’s immediate surroundings.
Chapter 18. Overclocking.
Chapter 19. Different types of RAM.
Chapter 20. RAM technologies.
Chapter 21. Advice on RAM.
Chapter 22. Chipsets and hubs.
Chapter 23. Data for the monitor.
Chapter 24. Intro to the I/O system.
Chapter 25. From ISA to PCI Express.
Chapter 26. The CPU and the motherboard.
Chapter 27. Inside and around the CPU.
Chapter 28. The cache.
Chapter 29. Data and instructions.
Chapter 30. Inside the CPU.
Chapter 31. FPU’s and multimedia.
Chapter 32. Examples of CPU’s.
Chapter 33. Choosing a CPU.
Chapter 34. The CPU’s immediate surroundings.
Chapter 35. Different types of RAM.
Chapter 36. Chipsets and hubs.
Chapter 37. Data for the monitor.
Chapter 38. The PC’s I/O system.
Chapter 39. From ISA to PCI.
Chapter 40. I/O buses using IRQ’s.
Chapter 41. Check your adapters.
Chapter 42. I/O and The south bridge.
Chapter 43. SCSI, USB and Firewire.
Chapter 44. Hard disks, ATA and SATA.
Chapter 45. System software. A small glossary.
Please enjoy the 45 chapters, all highly illustrated ...
Michael Karbo and ELI Aps., Denmark, Europe. www.karbosguide.dk