FX600

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 FX600 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

FX600 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

FX600 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
 


Built-in HD Webcam
 

Genuine 720p high-definition (HD) video quality to 30fps (30 continuous images per second allowing smooth, natural progression without jerkiness; ordinary webcams only offer 8fps). This guarantees truly clear and smooth video and picture quality and exceptional audio effects. In addition, the 16:9 HD wide-screen video display can be used with all kinds of social networking media, allowing optimum high-quality video communication and production of HD videos for the enjoyment of friends and family.


 


High Definition Multimedia Interface
 

The FX600’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 & USB Combo
 

MSI implements a combination of eSATA and USB in one port— MSI Power eSATA. Normally eSATA devices need extra power via an adapter or an extra USB cable. The combo port supplies the needed power, so no extra USB cable for power is needed. Also, MSI Power eSATA is 8x 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 FX600 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.

New Intel Wireless Display

Intel Wireless Display is a wireless display transfer technology recently unveiled by Intel. It currently supports resolutions up to 720p. Wireless Display allows your HDTV to show high definition images or videos from your laptop computer via an external wireless transfer box. Now, it’s a cinch to enjoy high definition videos on your television set.

 

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 800/1066, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 15.6" 1366x768 HD 15.6" FHD 1920x1080
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce GT 325M + Intel® integrated graphics
Graphics VRAM DDR3 1GB
HDD (GB) 2.5" 320GB/500GB/640GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi
Audio 4 High Quality Stereo Speakers
Webcam HD Webcam
Card Reader SD/SDHC/MMC/MS
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 2
eSATA/USB Combo 1
Mic-in/Headphone-out

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Keyboard 103 keys
AC Adapter 90W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 383 x 249.2 x 32.5~38mm
Weight (KG) 2.41

 

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

 

Awards

8 Out of 10 Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 8 Out of 10 Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
4 out of 5 Stars Award - PC Advisor
Date: 2011-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Advisor
Country: UK
Worth Buying Award - KitGuru
Date: 2010-00
Title: Worth Buying Award
Review: >Open
Media: KitGuru
Country: United States
CHOICE mobile+PC - mobile+PC
Date: 2010-00
Title: CHOICE mobile+PC
Review: -
Media: mobile+PC
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice Award - mobile+PC Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: mobile+PC Magazine
Country: Ukraine
Gold Award - xtremehardware.it
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: xtremehardware.it
Country: Italy
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award - Expert Reviews
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: Expert Reviews
Country: United States
Recommended Award - 3DNews
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: 3DNews
Country: Ukraine
Good - Onlinekosten.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Onlinekosten.de
Country: Germany
Best Test Award - Prohardver.hu
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Test Award
Review: >Open
Media: Prohardver.hu
Country: Hungary
Good - Notebookjournal.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookjournal.de
Country: Germany
Good Price/Performance Award - Notebookjournal.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good Price/Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookjournal.de
Country: Germany
Good - Notebookinfo.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookinfo.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Rating: 8.4 out of 10 - Computer Shopper
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Rating: 8.4 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: Computer Shopper
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Good Price Award - PC Space
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good Price Award
Review: -
Media: PC Space
Country: Slovenia
Editor's Choice Award - pchs.it
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: pchs.it
Country: Jamaica
Good - ZDNet.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: ZDNet.de
Country: Germany
Good - cnet.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: cnet.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Tip Award - Computer Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Tip Award
Review: -
Media: Computer Magazine
Country: Czech Republic
Good (Total Rating: 81%) - NotebookCheck.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good (Total Rating: 81%)
Review: >Open
Media: NotebookCheck.com
Country: Germany
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award - CNET
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: CNET
Country: United States
Gold Award - T3 Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: T3 Magazine
Country: Ukraine

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.Update SMBIOS Type 1 information.

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 6.0.1.6176
Type Audio Release Date 2011-01-05
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6176
Type Audio Release Date 2010-10-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 99.15 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 32
Download download File Size 116.56 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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

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.
SCM(2.211.0217.007.04)
Description SCM(2.211.0217.007.04)
Version 2.211.0217.007.04
Type Utility Release Date 2011-10-05
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.49 MB
Note
CinemaPro 2(10010)
Description
Version 1.0.0.10
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-05
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.69 MB
Note
Corel WinDVD2010(W7 3264,1005830)
Description
Version 10.0.5.830
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-18
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 138.67 MB
Note
Easy Viewer
Description
Version 1.3.0.9
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 20.43 MB
Note
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
System Control Manager (SCM) for 6xx
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.210.0617.007
Type Utility Release Date 2010-11-02
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.49 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
Intel Wireless Display
Description Intel Wireless Display (For Intel Wireless Lan card only)
Version 1.2.20.0
Type Utility Release Date 2010-09-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 88.59 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
Simple Camera Application (Win7 32)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 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.

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 Modify LAN device missing problem after the system wakes up from S3 mode
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2011-02-23
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
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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