Sep 19, 2014

Gateway mt3422 Windows XP/7 Drivers and Details

I created this post on 2009, and today I was roaming on my old blog post to update outdated and broken links. I found out this post using mirror download link (long time ago it was up and running) and sadly it was  removed by the file hosting site. When I search on Gateway site the support or this model is not available, I fond the original download page from Acer panama but it is hard to access the content. This model is capable of running 32-bit operating system since it only support maximum 2GB of RAM (PC2-5300)

Drivers for Windows XP

Chipset
Nvidia chipset driver version 4.5.0 :
Download

Chipset
Windows Vista/XP Chipset Driver - Nvidia SB Version 5.1.2600.121
Motherboard w/NVIDIA C51MV w/o 1394
This chipset drivers will install the PCi and SMBUS controller, you need to install the first chipset drivers above first.
Download

Chipset* Installation:
Extract the driver file and don't run setup to install. You will see 2 folder which is windows vista32 (32-bit) and winvista64(64-bit), open the folder and run the setup located in that folder to install. Why? because it is originally windows Vista drivers, so the main setup only compatible with windows vista. So, we need to run specific setup in winvista folder in order to install it for windows XP. The original file is D20008-001-001, but the driver i posted above is the same version as the original and it is released by gateway.

Graphic
Nvidia GeForce Go 6100 Forceware 163.15 Go 61xx
Download
Another version : Download (tested)
Latest Version from Nvidia (81.85) : Download Page

Sound/Audio
Sigmatel  Stac97 Audio Driver Version 5.10.5082.0
Original file name : D00664-001-001
Download

Card Reader
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver Version 2.0.5.3
Download

LAN - Ethernet
Nvidia nForce Networking Controller Version 50.2.7
Download

Wireless
Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless
Download (no direct link for now)

Modem
Agere Soft Modem Driver
Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver 8.3.4.0
Download

Dual Core optimizer
This is for your dual core processor which i AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology TK-53 / 1.7 GHz . Note that this is an application and not a driver. AMD website categorize this under utilities.
Latest Version:  http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/utilities
Most used version 9.0.333.0: Download (Mirror)

Windows 7 Upgrade and Drivers

If you want to upgrade into windows 7. First thing to do is run windows automatic updates so you will get the compatible drivers available from Microsoft. Then please remember if cerain drivers are working properly in windows 7, do not attempt to re-install the drivers. Example, if your sond and wireless are working properly, do not install the drivers I listed below.

Here is the drivers for windows 7:

Chipset : Nvidia 15.58 WHQL : Download Link
Second chipset: Download (install in compatibility mode for Windows Vista)
Graphic: Download  (install in compatibility mode for Windows Vista)
Card Reader : Latest drivers : Download from Realtek
LAN : Automatically installed with chipset driver installation.
Wireless :  Download (select RTL8185 from the list and click go to proceed to the download page)
Modem : Automatically Installed
Touchpad : Download
Dual Core Optimizer: this utility only design to work with windows xp.

Audio : Automatically installed, if not try realtek AC97 or read installation tutorial here.

Sep 18, 2014

How To Check Your Drivers Version

You can easily identify what driver version you have by looking at the specific driver properties. You can access the driver properties via Device Manager which available on all Windows Operating System.

For this example I will show how to check the graphic driver version:

1. First you need to open device manager

2. Next right click on any devices you want, then select properties.


3. After that click on the Driver Tab and you will see the Driver Version will show what driver version currently installed for your graphic.


You can also identify the driver provider and driver dates. Digital Signer will show wither your driver is digitally signed or not.

Chipset Driver Version:
Certain devices not directly named as it should be such chipset is nowhere listed on the device manager. The chipset is categorize under system device, here is example Intel chipset 6 series:

HP 500 Windows 7 Drivers

You can upgrade your HP 500 Notebook PC into Windows 7 and here are the drivers you will need since HP only provide Windows XP drivers on their support page.

Windows 7 Drivers for HP 500:

Chipset
Intel chipset Installation Utility
Download

Audio
Conexant CX20468 Audio Driver
Download
If failed, follow this instructions.

Graphics 
Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Chipset Family
You need to download and install this drivers manually, read here:
Download and Installation

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Download


Mouse and Keyboard
HP Quick Launch Button
Download

Wireless
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Adapter
You need to download and install this drivers manually, read here:
Download and Installation
 

Original Drivers HP 500 - Windows XP Drivers

Here is the original drivers released by HP and it is for windows XP:

Chipset - Intel: Download
Audio - Conexant: Download
Graphic - Intel : Download
Touchpad : Download
Quick Launch : Download
Modem : Download
Wireless : Download

Do let me know if you have problem with the installation.

Sep 17, 2014

Acer Travelmate 4060 Windows 7 Drivers

Acer download site only provide Windows XP drivers for this model. If you upgrade into Windows 7 here is the drivers you will need:

Chipset
Intel chipset installation utility
Download
Latest Drivers : Available Using Intel Detection Site

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers
Download
Download (latest from Realtek)

Graphics 
Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Chipset Family
You need to download and install this drivers manually, read here:
Download and Installation

LAN - Ethernet Controller
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Download
Latest Drivers from realtek : Download Page

Wireless
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Adapter
You need to download and install this drivers manually, read here:
Download and Installation

Wireless
Atheros AR5XXX Network Adapter
Run Microsoft Automatic Updates to automatically update the drivers
Download

Touchpad 
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Download

Modem
Conexant Modem Driver
Automatically Installed - If not use windows XP driver and install it in compatibility mode.

Card Reader
(Not all Travelmate 4060 have Card Reader Slot)
Texas Instruments PCI-1510 CardBus-Controller
Download and Installation