CX640MX

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview


Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
(MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)

 

 

Refined Design 

Inspired by top-of-the-line luxury sedans and a design concept integrating external quality and internal performance, MSI created the CX640MX, two laptop computers characterized by unassuming sophistication and beauty. The jet black and silver color choices and brush finish underscore the unparalleled elegance of the CX640MX. 

 

 

Front-tapering design   

 

 High-end recessed speakers

 

 

Hidden hotkeys 
 
Shimmering touchpad
 
Push start power button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double protection for peace of mind

The CX640MX feature MSI’s own integrated software (Time Stamp technology) and hardware shock protection, providing two layers of data defense.

  Time stamp automatically backs up and restores information  

 

 

 
 
 

We've found ourselves scratching our heads after experiencing situations like these—your computer starts lugging; you get a virus from a download; you lose a file you forgot to save.
 
The CX640MX come with MSI’s Time Stamp which solves all problems dealing with data back up and restoration with one button. Preventing data loss couldn’t be simpler.

*Time will vary with amount of data being backed up or restored.

 

 

Rock-solid hard drive protection 

To safeguard against damage due to drops, the hard drive is placed in the safest place in the laptop and then packed in reinforced protection to form a sort of “air bag,” providing solid protection. 

 


 
 

 

Details designed with you in mind 

Smart Brightness Adjustment for Optimal Lighting 

The CX640MX automatically adjust screen brightness and power expended in accordance with the lighting in the surroundings, making computer use easier on your eyes, while minimizing power expended. 

   




Friendly Function Smart System 

The CX640MX differ from other laptops in that they sport intuitive function keys to make it easier to turn on/off or make adjustments using frequently used functions. (E.g., adjusting screen brightness or volume, turning on/off the webcam, wireless network, mute, and standby) 

  Instant scenario change

Press the Fn key twice consecutively to quickly and easily change default wallpaper to go with different use scenarios (work, meeting, personal, home). Now, you can personalize your screen to match the task at hand.
 
 
 

 

 

Clutter-free design 

In the past, computer cable connector designs did not take user convenience into consideration, so cable connectors got in the way of the mouse. The CX640MX’s cable connectors are all on the same side for obstruction-free mouse use. 

 

  


Cooler palm rest 

Due to the all-new heat dissipation design, the palm rest areas on the CX640MX maintain a temperature close to that of the human body, so no matter how long you use your laptop, it still feels comfortable to the touch.
 

"Convenience first" I/O design 

Commonly used I/O jacks, like USB ports, headphone jacks, and card reader slots, are placed where they are easily operated. Now, operating your computer is much easier as there is no need to hunt for frequently used I/O ports.
 
     

 

Winning performance   

Boots up in half the time* 

The CX640MX boot up twice as fast as traditional notebooks, cutting in half the amount of time you need to wait to actually start using your computer.

Battery recharging 1.5 faster*

The batteries in the CX640MX recharge 1.5 times faster than those in traditional laptops, getting you up and mobile again that much faster.

HiFre antenna performs better*

MSI’s HiFre antenna design makes the wireless in the CX640MX perform 1.3X better than traditional laptops, allowing them to find signals where other NBs can’t.

*Performance varies with different hardware specs and environments.
 

 

   

 

Intelligent power design

The CX640MX automatically switches mode to achieve ideal balance between graphics performance and extended battery life. When you are editing images or utilizing graphics-intensive programs, this smart technology automatically switches on for smoother operation. For less intensive tasks, the graphics mode automatically turns off, extending battery life. 

 

 

 


 

 

MSI Reminds You...
1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

Specifications

CPU 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 Processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
(MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)
Chipset Intel® HM65
Memory DDR3 1333,2 slots, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 15.6" HD 1366x768 (16:9)
Graphics nVIDIA Geforce 410M Graphic Card
Graphics VRAM DDR3 512MB
HDD (GB) 320G/500G/640GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi / Blu-Ray
Audio 2 Speakers
Webcam 1.3M Webcam
Card Reader MMC/SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/HG
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 (Optional)
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.0 port

2 (optional)

Mic-in/Headphone-out

1/1

Keyboard

99 keys

AC Adapter 90W
Battery 6 cells / 8 cells
Dimension 380mm x 260mm x 27.1~34mm
Weight (KG) 2.6

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

BIOS

!Special Note:

The BIOS files provided here are exclusive only for MSI-branded Notebook PCs and not compatible with any MSI Whitebook/Whitebrand barebones. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage caused by improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.

- If the notebook you purchased has Win7 Bios installed, please DON'T attempt to update using Windows 8 bios (or vice versa). Failure to abide may result in bricking your system.

- Although there's a bios detection program written to protect user from cross flashing the bios (Win7 to Win8 bios or vice versa), still DON'T experiment. Failure to abide may result in breaking your system.

For Windows 8:

1. To know how to update BIOS under EFI BIOS utility, please click here.
2. To know about how to update win8 BIOS under EFI Shell mode, please click here.


For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
a. 1) To know about how to update BIOS Firmware under DOS mode, please click here
2) Please execute "flash.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade BIOS Firmware.

b. To know about how to update BIOS under windows 7, please click here (Only for CR640 / CX640 / CX640MX / CX480)


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description Add new Verb table.
Version 300
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-01-09
Download download File Size 1.45 MB
Note

Driver

Win7 64,Win7 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

To enjoy MSI notebook technology, please install MSI System Control Manager or S-Bar to enable MSI exclusive hotkey function. MSI System Control Manager and S-Bar can be downloaded from Utility web page under Download menu. The utility for each notebook will vary between different models. Please install the utility dedicated for your notebook.


For WindPad:

1)Driver SOP explanation


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Conexant Audio
Description
Version 8.54.0.0
Type Audio Release Date 2011-07-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 60.61 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Intel HD 3000 Graphic
Description
Version 8.15.10.2372
Type VGA Release Date 2011-08-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 63.15 MB
Intel HD 3000 Graphic
Description
Version 8.15.10.2372
Type VGA Release Date 2011-08-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 57.37 MB
nVIDIA Geforce 410M Graphic Card
Description
Version 8.17.12.6901
Type VGA Release Date 2011-08-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 116.94 MB
nVIDIA Geforce 410M Graphic Card
Description
Version 8.17.12.6901
Type VGA Release Date 2011-08-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 154.04 MB
Atheros Lan
Description
Version 1.0.0.46
Type LAN Release Date 2011-03-01
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 4.66 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Atheros AR5B195 Wireless Lan - WB214E-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + Bluetooth
WLAN Driver: V9.2.0.310
BT Driver: V7.2.0.65

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.2.0.310
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 131.85 MB
Atheros AR5B195 Wireless Lan - WB214E-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + Bluetooth
WLAN Driver: V9.2.0.310
BT Driver: V7.2.0.65

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.2.0.310
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 131.85 MB
Azurewave Combo Card_NB037-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + bluetooth
WLAN: V9.0.0.222
BT: V6.29.725.302
BT Profile: V7.2.0.45

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.0.0.222
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 139.56 MB
Azurewave Combo Card_NB037-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + bluetooth
WLAN: V9.0.0.222
BT: V6.29.725.301
BT Profile: V7.2.0.45

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.0.0.222
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 139.56 MB
Chicony Wireless Lan_ XW204E-16Y1/14Y1
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.1.0.309
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 6.41 MB
Chicony Wireless Lan_ XW204E-16Y1/14Y1
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.1.0.309
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 6.41 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-24
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-01
OS Win7 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description
Version 2.0.20.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-03-01
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 6.8 MB

Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
PHotkey
Description Hotkey Utility
Version 1.00.0010
Type Utility Release Date 2011-08-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.57 MB
Note
TimeStamp(20110711)
Description Please be noted that the older version of Time Stamp must be removed before you install a new one. Once Time Stamp is removed, all backup data preserved by it will be erased as well and you will not be able to recover system back to those backups again.
Version 20110711
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 228.41 MB
Note
Winflash V2.29.0.3
Description Winflash V2.29.0.3
Version 2.29.0.3
Type Utility Release Date 2011-05-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.37 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.

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Eastern Europe

Global / America

Western Europe

Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download firmware from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the firmware update. To avoid firmware update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.
- If the notebook has Windows 7 EC firmware installed, please DON'T attempt to update your EC firmware to Windows 8 version since it will cause some function keys (Fn) and hotkeys to work abnormally. If in case you flash your system EC to Win8 version, then kindly revert back to Win7 EC version.

For Windows 8:
To know about how to update win8 EC under windows mode, please click here.

For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
1) To know about how to update EC Firmware under DOS mode, please click here.
2) Please execute "ecall.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade EC Firmware.
We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
NB DVD Firmware
Description for DVD GT40N only.
Version SL02
Type Firmware Release Date 2011-03-30
Download download File Size 1.01 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 When WINDOWS 8 OS is in idle mode, HDD usage often reaches 100%.
Common FAQ
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 If static electricity is produced when user and notebook are in contact. How do we prevent and avoid electrostatic discharge damage?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 When I am using the system built-in microphone for sound recording, sometimes I cannot even hear the playback.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 What kind of adaptor is used to connect S/PDIF-Out?
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 How to install Windows XP when AHCI is enabled?
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 After install device drivers from MSI Vista driver CD, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista activation was not previously required.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 On Windows 7 32/64 bit with external display, Windows Taskbar may show on the Primary display while desktop icons show on the extended screen.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Sometimes it takes more than 3 minutes to enter or leave Windows 7 OS.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 After letting the machine sit idle for 10 or more minutes, you may notice that the task-bar does not pop up when moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen, or the start menu does not appear when using the windows key. After approximately 30 seconds, Windows will return to normal operation. The scenario happens in Windows 7 with following settings: Task-bar set to auto-hide, Turn off the display power option is set to 1 minute, Put the computer to sleep power option is set to never, No open windows on the desktop.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 My notebook has preload hard disk image. When my system hard disk encounters non-recoverable problems, how can I perform the F3 System Recovery Function?(Windows 7)
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 Immediately after you log on to Windows 7, you will see the following Windows Activation window: Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 0x80070005 You may also notice the following symptoms: The computer desktop background is black, and you receive the following error message on the bottom right corner of the screen: “This copy of Windows is not genuine” You receive the following error message when you view the System Properties: (Control Panel / System and Security / System) “You must activate today. Activate Windows now” If you try to use slmgr.vbs /dlv to view the licensing status, you receive the following message: Error: 0x80070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges Note: This error message may also occur when a command that is being executed requires an elevated command prompt and is unrelated to the issue discussed here.
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