Gateway® EC18 Series BIOS Update


Gateway® EC18 Series notebook uses Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. This is having an 11.6” screen which provides wide screen views with high brightness and multimedia contents in crisp HD. Also the 6-cell lithium-ion battery provides 8 hours of battery life. It is having 84, 85, or 88 key keyboards, multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom and page flip. And its external ports are 5-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI® port, external display port, etc. It has a built-in camera and microphone. BIOS are the boot firmware program on a Gateway® EC18 Series. It controls the computer from the starting to take over the operating System. BIOS update in Gateway® EC18 Series means an update of the programs stored on the motherboard ROM memory. BIOS manages the dataflow between the operating system and hard disk, video card, mouse, keyboard, printer and other hardware.


Sometimes Gateway® EC18 series needs to update BIOS, reasons for which are as follows :




  • To Speed up Boot Process

  • To Eliminate Bugs

  • To Eliminate Bugs



To Speed up Boot Process



Updating computer BIOS can reduce the time it takes to boot up your computer. You can disable logo screens, driver channels and change the boot sequence .If you do not use the external devices you can turn them off in BIOS. When you disable these devices, the Operating System will not load their drivers. Your computer is able to speed up the boot process.



To Eliminate Bugs



Updating BIOS can correct bugs or increase compatibility that will increase the system stability. Updating the BIOS eventually increases the system performance .If you have an ADSL or DSL network connection, you can use online update facility, which will improve the system stability. You need to update your Gateway® EC18 series BIOS to a newer version in order to correct the code of the original BIOS.



To Add New Features


As new devices and standards arise the BIOS needs to be updated in order to understand the new hardware. Otherwise it will affect the system performance. The new versions of hardware might not be compatible with the current version of the BIOS. BIOS update helps to add new features like faster CPUs and specialty devices. Updating your Gateway® EC18 series BIOS will help you to improve caching functions and fix annoying issues.




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