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Winners of the Upgrading and Repairing PCs Book

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Learn about computers from a book.

We love our computers, and we know you love yours too. That's why you should learn more about how your rig today came to be. It wasn't always about fancy silicon and Crysis, you know.

During the summer, we presented the first four chapters of from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition. We also held a contest where we gave away copies of the latest edition to 10 of our readers.

Today we're proud to announce these winners. In no particular order, they are:

  • Raymond Yang from Brooklyn, NY
  • Justin Padinske from Mohrsville, PA
  • Josh Beutler from Hyrum, UT
  • Benjamin Hutton from Houghton, MI
  • Darrall Bastian from Tualatin, OR
  • Paul Dodd from East Peoria, IL
  • John Knouse from Lawton, OK
  • David Pendleton from Auburn, WA
  • Claude Alvarez from Naperville, IL
  • David Szuter from Lakewood, OH
     

Congratulations to all and happy reading!

(Computer repair image from Shutterstock)

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    tipmen , October 22, 2011 1:09 AM
    I wish that girl was a prize :)  anyways congrats guys on winning.
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    Pyree , October 22, 2011 1:15 AM
    Penny, Penny, Penny.

    That girl looks like Penny from the Big Bang theory.
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    lp231 , October 22, 2011 1:54 AM
    The HSF she's holding is from the Pentium !!! days, socket 370. I remember that time when I saw the HSF and thought that thing was humongous compared to the HSF used for socket 7. Comparing to the current HSF for Sandy Bridge, that one is quite puny, but it sure wasn't during its days. :D 
    And Congrats to the winners!
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    landerx74 , October 22, 2011 1:54 AM
    She looks cute! And not like a kid from middle school!
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    applefairyboy , October 22, 2011 1:56 AM
    That computer still has a joystick port... hehehe.
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    wiinippongamer , October 22, 2011 2:13 AM
    AbdullahGPedophilia much? She looks like a kid from middle school.Congratz to the winners. I'm sure they will make use of the knowledge and information that is to learn from the book.


    Nah, she looks 18-20.
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    wildkitten , October 22, 2011 3:12 AM
    lp231The HSF she's holding is from the Pentium !!! days, socket 370. I remember that time when I saw the HSF and thought that thing was humongous compared to the HSF used for socket 7. Comparing to the current HSF for Sandy Bridge, that one is quite puny, but it sure wasn't during its days. And Congrats to the winners!

    applefairyboyThat computer still has a joystick port... hehehe.


    If you look at the motherboard, it looks like 3 PCI and one ISA slot. Tells me this picture is very old.
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    archer0911 , October 22, 2011 3:13 AM
    is it sad that the first thing i noticed was the ISA slot on the mobo in front of the girl? hopefully the book covers newer tech that shown in that pic. gratz to everyone :) 
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    AbdullahG , October 22, 2011 3:45 AM
    wildkittenIf you look at the motherboard, it looks like 3 PCI and one ISA slot. Tells me this picture is very old.

    It looks like the MoBo has a DB25 connection (looks like it, could be different), so yeah, definitely old.
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    lp231 , October 22, 2011 4:25 AM
    Does the book cover IRQs?
    Does today's techies even know what IRQ means and what it does?
    What IRQ is link to a sound card? :) 
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    elbert , October 22, 2011 9:55 AM
    lp231Does the book cover IRQs?Does today's techies even know what IRQ means and what it does?What IRQ is link to a sound card?

    I'm positive Scott Muellers earlier versions have IRQ's. I haven't read this one so I really have no ideal on his 20th edition. I know his 9~13th editions have IRQ for sound cards and much more if you can find a copy.
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    ithinkthisfitshere , October 22, 2011 12:26 PM
    lp231The HSF she's holding is from the Pentium !!! days, socket 370. I remember that time when I saw the HSF and thought that thing was humongous compared to the HSF used for socket 7. Comparing to the current HSF for Sandy Bridge, that one is quite puny, but it sure wasn't during its days. And Congrats to the winners!


    If the only thing you saw were the mobo and procesor, i have bad news for you....
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    mrmotion , October 22, 2011 1:29 PM
    Its old enough I had to google ISA.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 1:32 PM
    At least Tom's Hardware has given something useful for once away, or we hope so.
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    Camikazi , October 22, 2011 4:11 PM
    Those photos were taken in 2009 and I am sure she is not under-aged, she just looks it in that pic. http://www.dreamstime.com/same-model_img12661811 there are more pics of the same model.
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    fyasko , October 22, 2011 6:34 PM
    ithinkthisfitshereIf the only thing you saw were the mobo and procesor, i have bad news for you....

    what? are you saying he's gay or a nerd?
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    sorin_manole , October 23, 2011 4:15 PM
    To Tom's Hardware: Could you upload a higher resolution version of the image, please ?
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    jjpadinske , October 24, 2011 3:57 AM
    I got an email saying I won! I remembered entering a Tom's Hardware contest for a PC gaming rig, I won the book that tells me how to make that rig I cannot afford :(  Darn, oh well it should be a good book
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