Importance of drivers for Gateway® 450SX4

Why do you need to install drivers for Gateway 450SX4?

Gateway 450SX4 is a laptop PC from Gateway. This is a high-performance laptop. In this PC, the processor used is an Intel Pentium 4 and the chipset type used here is an Intel 845MZ. In the case of memory, the technology used is DDR SDRAM. The installed memory is about 512MB. It has got a 14.1 inch TFT active matrix display. The graphics processor used is an ATI Mobility Radeon M6-P, and the memory of the video card is 32MB. You have to install an Operating System on this system and its corresponding drivers. Only then will the system be in perfect working condition. Device drivers are connected to the Operating System in order to allow access for you and your application programs.

Here are the different drivers that need to be installed on Gateway 450SX4:

  • Video driver

  • Audio driver

  • Printer driver

Video driver

A video card on your Gateway 450SX4 notebook is a hardware component that responsible for processing images that you want to display on your system. For a video card to work properly on your system you need to install a video driver on your system. You need to update your graphics driver on your Gateway 450SX4 notebook for the smooth operation of the video card.

Audio driver

If you want to hear the sounds that are produced by your system, you need to install a audio driver or sound card driver that is compatible with your system. It actually converts high-level programming commands that are changed by the application program into low-level device dependent codes. An audio driver accepts these commands and breaks them into a group of low-level device specific commands.

Printer driver

Printer drivers provide a link between the system and the printer so that there will not be any chance of confusion on the system. Usually the printer will come with a driver disk along with the printer. If it is not provided with a driver disk, then you need to download the printer drivers from the manufacturers website.

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