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Need step by step instruction on how to install new memory and BIOS updates on a gateway fx6800-01e.. i already upgraded win. to windows 7 pro...

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For the BIOS update, you should go to the computer manufacturers website and click on the support link. I included a link to your models BIOS download page below..
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=2298
download update and run.
For the memory, here's a link to the type for your model..
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=FX6800-01e&pl=Gateway&cat=
to install - pop the cover off the case - look for the memory stick slots - push the two clips away to pop the memory sticks up - then replace with the new sticks and push down with your thumbs until they click in. included an image of a motherboard to help you locate memory slots.need step by step instruction on how to install - dynamic.jpghope it helps.

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