Welcome to the About Computers
Why, When, & How to Upgrade, Repair,
and Maintain Your PC or Personal Computer
Use this About Computers Web site to find
out why, when and how to upgrade, repair, and maintain your PC or personal
Upgrading, repairing, and maintaining your PC or
What CPU gives you the best bang for your buck -- AMD, Cyrix, Intel OverDrive,
Intel Pentium, or IDT Winchip? See our benchmarks.
How important and cost-effective are memory (RAM) upgrades? See our benchmarks.
What is the best personal computer motherboard for the buck?
Should you upgrade your PC sound and graphics?
What's best, ATA or ATX; Slot 1, Socket 3, or CPU Socket 7; ISA or PCI;
EDO, FPM, DIMM, SDRAM, or SIMM?
Check our Norton SI, WinBench 98, and Winstone 98 benchmarks for and close
looks at the AMD 5x86, Cyrix MII-300, IDT WinChip C6, Intel Pentium OverDrive
Processor with MMX Technology, Intel Pentium P120, Intel Pentium P180 MMX,
and Intel Pentium P200 MMX CPUs (microprocessors).
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Upgrade from 286, 386, 486, 586, K6, Pentium, &
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Upgrading, Repairing, &
Maintaining Your PC
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Storage, I/O, & Other
Here, at the About
Computers Web Site, you will find an archive of many past
editions of About Computers articles and some other
helpful information and links. The stuff you find here will help you
get lots of bang for the bucks you spend on your computer system and software.
Many articles include references to helpful computer books with even more
help and information about the things discussed in the articles.
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your PC and your PC software, and hardware.
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