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Old 07-24-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Low-Level Computer Knowledge Desired

I have an interest in learning more about the low level workings of a computer. I don't mean A+ level. I want lower. I would like to know more about how the processor communicates with other components. I want to know more about computing logic. Addresses, registers, etc.

I don't have time for classes, as I have a life outside of computers. But books would probably be a good start for me.

Got any recommendations?
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Unfortunately, most of the books I would recommend are my old text books when I got my EE degree. A new text book can be pricey, but look for used ones on-line or at a local book store. Text books aren't that popular for some reason and you can usually get used ones fairly inexpensively.
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I think, some parts of this is usable :

( googling' ... basic computer hardware technology )

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Actually, make that, my copy was good some years ago and I have no idea how up-to-date with the latest developments the latest edition is. That may not be a concern to you.

I'm sure you can get a mass of free information by searching on computer architecture; trouble is it is likely to be heavier on why the latest Intel chip is faster and overclocks better, rather than fundamentals. OTOH it is more likely to make light reading than a real text book.


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