Importance of drivers for Gateway® 450ROG

Why are drivers important for Gateway 450ROG? What are the different drivers needed for Gateway 450ROG?

Gateway 450ROG is a silver, thin and light notebook. It is equipped with an Intel Pentium M processor with 400.0MHz data bus speed. The chipset provided in Gateway 450ROG notebook is an Intel 855PM. The memory size in this notebook is 1.0MB. Gateway 450ROG includes a two 200 pin industry standard DDR-SODIMM sockets that can include PC-2100 SDRAM memory modules. The memory is expandable to 1GB. Modules can be easily added or replaced on this notebook. Gateway 450ROG has a 14.1 in TFT active matrix display with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. It also includes a video memory of 32MB. Only when devices are supported by specific drivers can they function properly, and for each device an object can be created by a driver after its installation.

Here are different drivers that need to be installed on Gateway 450ROG:

  • Video drivers

  • Audio drivers

  • Printer drivers

Video drivers

Video drivers are also known as graphics drivers. A graphics card on your Gateway 450ROG is a hardware component that processes images that you want to display. For a graphics card to work on your computer, you need to install a graphics driver. This driver contains programs that are capable of operating the graphics card and then transferring data to the Operating System.

Audio drivers

Most systems comes with a preinstalled sound card. In order to hear sound from the system, you need to install the correct audio driver. The driver acts as a translator between the sound card and the Operating System. This driver converts high-level program commands to low-level device specific commands. As a result, the sound card will work properly. Ensure that you install the right driver that are compatible with the card and the system.

Printer drivers

A printer driver is a program that controls a printer. Whenever you print a document, the printer driver takes over and it feeds data to the printer with the correct control commands. To install a printer driver, you need to download a version of a driver that corresponds to your Operating System from a website and install it. Save the driver file on your computer from where you can easily find it.

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