Gateway® EC58 Series BIOS Update

Updating the BIOS of the Gateway® EC58 Series laptops

Running Windows® 7 Home Premium, the Gateway® EC58, employs an Ultra Low Voltage Intel® Pentium® Core™ CPU, aside from sporting an 11.6” 1366×768 resolution widescreen display, offering a 320GB hard drive, and a total of 8GB of RAM (in 2 x 4GB configuration. BIOS (the basic input/output system), is a piece of software built into the PC motherboard, which gets executed at boot up. The BIOS initializes the hardware and then starts the operating system. It determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. On PCs, the BIOS contains all the code required to control the keyboard, display screen, disk drives, serial communication, and a number of miscellaneous functions. Updating the BIOS can prove to be a technical and involved process, but might be necessary for certain hardware upgrades or computer maintenance procedures. Updating the BIOS will change the software/ BIOS information so as to install a new one preferably provided by the manufacturer. This is applicable to Gateway® EC58-series notebook too. The BIOS on Gateway® EC58 series notebook can be updated so as to install and use the latest one.

Various issues related to the updation of the BIOS are as follows :

  • To fix bugs

  • To add compatibility with new devices

  • To improve system performance

To fix bugs

BIOS update is necessary if your system is infected by any sort of bugs. If the bugs infect your system, you will get a number of BIOS errors. To fix these errors you need to update the BIOS. BIOS related errors cannot be solved in any other method than updating or changing. Updating is recommended as the chances of errors occurring would be less.

To add compatibility with new devices

Some hardware may be incompatible with older BIOS models or cause compatibility issues, making the hardware unusable. A BIOS update corrects these issues and allows your computer to recognize and use new hardware. When you add new devices to the system, older version of your BIOS might not support the device. So to add compatibility with new device you need to update the BIOS.

To improve system performance

BIOS update is recommended for all Gateway® EC58 series notebook users who want to increase the performance of the system. Latest BIOS updates should be downloaded from original Gateway website only to avoid issues of piracy and security threats. BIOS update is required to make up to the several other hardware tweaks that can speed up your boot time and fix annoying issues.

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