I created this post on 2009, and today I was roaming on my old blog post to update outdated and broken links.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
Nvidia chipset driver version 4.5.0 :
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.
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.
Nvidia GeForce Go 6100 Forceware 163.15 Go 61xx
Another version : Download (tested)
Latest Version from Nvidia (81.85) : Download Page
Sigmatel Stac97 Audio Driver Version 5.10.5082.0
Original file name : D00664-001-001
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver Version 126.96.36.199
LAN - Ethernet
Nvidia nForce Networking Controller Version 50.2.7
Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless
Download (no direct link for now)
Agere Soft Modem Driver
Synaptic Touchpad Driver 188.8.131.52
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.