Drivers for Gateway® MX8711

Learn about installing drivers for Gateway® MX8711 systems.

Gateway MX8711 is one of the newer generation computers from Gateway. This machine comes with Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2060 1 MB L2 Cache, 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1024 MB 533 MHz DDR2 Dual Channel memory (2 × 512), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, up to 224 MB shared video memory, 100-GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive 56K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port) and many other internal components. All components, such as video cards, audio cards, network cards, etc require drivers. Drivers are the link between the components and the operating system. Gateway MX8711 also has a BIOS. BIOS is a service that checks the working state of the components of the system. When installing drivers or BIOS for Gateway MX8711, the users must make sure that there are no other applications running in the background that can interfere with the installation process. The users must also create a restore point along with a backup of all the important data so that even if some problems come up with the system after the installation, all the data would not be lost. The system in such an event can be easily restored if required.

The following points give the users more information regarding the tips to download the drivers or BIOS for Gateway MX8711:

  • Save Internet bandwidth

  • Disable system proxies

  • Check software version

Save Internet bandwidth

All the users of Gateway MX8711 who want to download drivers or BIOS are recommended to save the Internet bandwidth of the system. This can be done by terminating all the Internet related applications that are running on the system at the time of downloading the driver or BIOS. This reduces the chance of problems coming up during the download process and also ensures that the download is fast.

Disable system proxies

Proxy is a service that sits between the server and the client. When downloading drivers or BIOS for Gateway MX8711, the users must check that the proxies on the system as well as the browser have been disabled. If the proxies are enabled, then the download request for drivers or BIOS might get redirected to some other server, other than the default one, thus resulting in download of incorrect or malware infected software.

Check software version

When downloading BIOS or drivers for Gateway MX8711, the users are suggested to double check the version of the software being downloaded. Installation of outdated versions of BIOS as well as drivers can cause many problems with the working of the system. The users must take extra caution as different versions of software might have similar names.

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