FX400

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview

 


 
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 


High-end NVIDIA GT325M Discrete Graphic Card
 

The F Series incorporates the high-end NIVIDIA Geforce GT325M graphic card with DDR31GB VRAM, enabling images with greater depth, as well as more finely rendered and richer detail. The result is ultra-realistic visuals that will truly amaze.

 

 

 

 

Smart Computing makes Your Life Even Easier

MSI TDE Technology

With MSI exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology, while the notebook is in AC mode, just by touching the hotkey above the keyboard, you can simultaneously increase the speed of your CPU, also the computer may run faster than normal status and to the best of its capabilities.

To overclock the CPU and memory frequency, the TDE Technology brings more calculating speed to enhance the system performance. It benefits the video decoding/ encoding, gaming and art work designing. With MSI TDE Technology, you can experience fast-response time and efficient real-time data processing.
 

 

 

 

 

MSI GPU Boost equipped with NVIDIA Optimus Technology

The FX400 has MSI GPU Boost which is equipped with NVIDIA Optimus Technology. The GPU Boost Technology can automatically switch the mode to achieve great graphics performance and superior battery life. While you are editing images or conducting graphics-intensive programs, this smart technology turns on which enables smoother operations. For other daily works, graphics mode is off and therefore you can enjoy a longer-lasting battery life.

 

Lively Video & Audio Enjoyment

 

 


Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology
 

Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience. With a simple touch of the exclusive Cinema Pro button, you can immediately switch to Movie Mode. The quality on screen and the heavy bass will be activated, providing the finest sensory of the theaters.


 


THX TruStudio Pro+ 4 Premium Sound Speakers
 

THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.


Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System

FX400 selects the brand new ECO Engine as the power management function to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks; simply touch ECO quick launch sensor to switch among the 5 different modes—Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery mode.

Furthermore, the advanced MSI ECO design can turn off some unused components’ power in order to save more energy and make your notebook workable in critical situation without any power supply.

 

The Latest in Power-saving LED Backlight Technology

FX400 draws on power-saving LED backlight Technology for its display, not only providing fuller color and more brightness, but enhancing overall picture quality—while extending battery life.

 



Enjoy Entertainment in Multiple Extremes
 


High Definition Multimedia Interface
 

The FX400’s HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality.


 


Power eSATA
 

Normally eSATA devices need extra power via an adapter or an extra USB cable. MSI Power eSATA is 6x faster in transferring data than normal USB ports, which provides you a more convenient and faster way to read or write the data.


 


Convenient Wireless Networking
 

With its 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN and Bluetooth networking interfaces, the FX400 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.


 

Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and the Centrino logo, Intel Core and Core Inside, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

 

 

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 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)
Chipset Intel® HM55
Memory DDR3 1066, Max: 4GB
LCD Size 14” HD TFT LCD (16:9)
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce GT 325M + Intel® integrated graphics
Graphics VRAM DDR3 1GB
HDD (GB) 2.5" 250GB/320GB/500GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi
Audio 2 high quality speakers
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader SD/SDHC/MMC
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.1 (Optional)
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 3
eSATA 1
Mic-in/Headphone-out

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Keyboard 87 keys
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 350(L)x234(W)x29.7~33.5~39.5(H)
Weight (KG) 2.2

 

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

 

Awards

Editor's Choice Award - Elme Rooz Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Elme Rooz Magazine
Country: Middle East
Gold Award - Notebookspec.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookspec.com
Country: Trinidad and Tobago

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 1.Update Intel VBIOS.
2.Modify DMI type 1-3 strings.
Version 1.05
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-04-29
Download download File Size 1.55 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.
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Driver Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6128
Type Audio Release Date 2010-07-21
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 85.07 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 67.95 MB
ENE Card Reader
Description
Version 5.89.0.71
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-08-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
ENE Card Reader
Description
Version 5.89.0.71
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-08-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Description
Version 8.17.12.6639
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-07
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 154.63 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Description
Version 8.17.12.6639
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-07
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 116.56 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA HD
Description
Version 8.15.10.2253
Type VGA Release Date 2011-01-20
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 58.91 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA HD
Description
Version 8.15.10.2253
Type VGA Release Date 2011-01-20
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 55.12 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.017.0304.2010
Type LAN Release Date 2010-05-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0.53 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.017.0304.2010
Type LAN Release Date 2010-05-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.53 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.2.98.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-07-29
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.45 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.2.98.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-07-01
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.45 MB
Elantech Multi Touchpad
Description
Version 8.0.5.4
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-05-03
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 60.64 MB
Elantech Multi Touchpad
Description
Version 8.0.5.4
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-05-03
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 60.64 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 14.0.2.2
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-04-29
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 138.68 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 14.0.2.2
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-04-29
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 138.68 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6891
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-09-30
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6890/6891
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-09-30
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_3870 / 3871
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 3.0.11.0
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-06-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_3870 / 3871
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 3.0.11.0
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-06-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.58 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
Intel Matrix Storage Management (IMSM)
Description
Version 10.1.2.1004
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2011-03-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 9.73 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 6.0.0.1184
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2010-03-22
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 11.37 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 6.0.0.1184
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2010-03-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.37 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-09-09
OS Win7 64, 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 2010-06-24
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Intel Turbo Boost
Description
Version 1.01.01.1007
Type Intel Turbo Boost Release Date 2010-03-12
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.9 MB
Intel Turbo Boost
Description
Version 1.01.01.1007
Type Intel Turbo Boost Release Date 2010-03-12
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.9 MB
WiMax_Intel
Description
Version 5.30.1005.3
Type WiMax Release Date 2010-10-07
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 91.01 MB
WiMax_Intel
Description
Version 5.30.1005.3
Type WiMax Release Date 2010-10-07
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 91.01 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.
Cinema Pro II for W7 32/64Bit
Description Cinema Pro II Player
Version 1.0.0.9z
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-18
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.67 MB
Note
Easy Viewer (W7 32,1.3.0.8)
Description Webcam Utility
Version 1.3.0.8
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 20.36 MB
Note
Easy Viewer (W7 64,1.3.0.8)
Description Webcam Utility
Version 1.3.0.8
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-18
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 20.42 MB
Note
THX EQ for W7 32/64Bit
Description THX EQ Management Utility
Version 1.00.0.10
Type Utility Release Date 2010-10-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.99 MB
Note
THX for W7 32/64Bit
Description THX Sound Utility
Version 1.02.07
Type Utility Release Date 2010-07-27
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.46 MB
Note
EasyViewer for W7 64Bit
Description EasyViewer Utility
Version 1.2.0.120
Type Utility Release Date 2010-07-27
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 67.86 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM) for FX400
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.210.0617.007
Type Utility Release Date 2010-07-23
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.49 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (Win7 32/64)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 MB
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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.

Asia

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 EC Firmware
Description Fixed the battery sometimes can not charge when the battery voltage is too low.
Version 4.11
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-09-28
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
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Quick Guide

\"!\"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.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Multi-Language 6.4 MB download 2011-04-14

FAQ

Release Date Title
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 There’s a visible “circular bright figure” can be seen upon OS boot up; restarting the system cannot solve the problem.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 System sometimes lags after playing computer games for a while. The problem gets worse when I turn on all special effects in game setting.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 When we do the display switching by pressing Fn+F2 with external display connected, CinemaPro would stop working, and the system would jump up an error message as below picture.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 How to check THX version and know THX EQ is installed?
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 With Nvidia Optimus feature, how do we know Nvidia Graphic GPU is working?
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 My battery cannot be charged and it remains 0%.
Thu, 20 May 2010 The panel display flickers in the process of switching ECO mode from “ECO off” to “Gaming mode” under Windows 7 environment.
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I find MSI office near my country?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 What OS can MSI Media Center or MSI Media Center Deluxe II support?
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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