Gateway® SX2800 Series BIOS Update

Updating the BIOS of Gateway® SX2800 Series desktops

Gateway® SX2800 series notebooks are equipped with a potent Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor, the all-new 64-bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Operating System, 4GB of cutting-edge DDR3 memory, a 640GB hard drive and Intel® graphics. You can enjoy multimedia applications with conveniences like a digital device holder and photo frame button. The BIOS is special software that interfaces the major hardware components of your computer with the Operating System. It is usually stored on a Flash memory chip on the motherboard, but sometimes the chip is another type of ROM. It is the software used by the computer for its most basic operations. BIOS setups allow you to configure hard drive parameters, set the time, type of floppy disk drives, memory timing, and so on. It is probably an area that is best left alone unless you are an experienced computer user. The BIOS updates are important because they correct bugs and sometimes provide additional capabilities. Reputable motherboard manufacturers constantly improve their motherboard BIOS and regularly release BIOS updates. Gateway® SX2800 series notebook BIOS is also updated so as to install the new features for your mother board.

Need of updating the BIOS is discussed in the following points :

  • To upgrade to a newer version

  • To support new hardware

  • To improve system performance

To upgrade to a newer version

You need to update the system BIOS when there is a newer version of BIOS available in the market. Computer manufacturers always improve motherboard and provide BIOS updates which include latest features and applications. In order to gain the new features, you need to update your system BIOS. Upgrading to a newer version will always give your Gateway® SX2800 series notebook an edge over the systems running on older versions.

To support new hardware

You need to update the BIOS in order to provide support to a new hardware that has been installed in the system. If you do not update the BIOS, there might be chances for incompatibility with the newly installed hardware programs and the system. A BIOS update corrects these issues and allows your computer to recognize and use new hardware.

To improve system performance

BIOS update is recommended for all Gateway® SX2800-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. BIOS update is required to clean up several other hardware tweaks that can speed up your system’s boot time and fix annoying issues. A new version of BIOS will always speed up the processing of applications running in your system.

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