My Inspiron 660 version is with Core i5 3330 and 8GB RAM.
The BIOS is UEFI version 2.7.
My question is simple, will a GTX 960 work on this PC? (I already have upgraded the PSU, so no issue there, and it is a 6.7-inch card, so it will fit no issue)
I am just worried about the BIOS compatibility.
Hopefully someone can help me out.
BIOS incompatibility with video cards is usually a problem with much older computers. If there is a problem, update the bios. Make sure the card is in the first slot and that the secondary power cord(s) are plugged in. Most of these cards actually need two 6-pin power cords. Does your new supply have enough amps for the card?
If there is a problem, you can try resetting the BIOS/CMOS memory by removing and installing the system board battery; leave out for 10 seconds or so. You could also have a problem with the BIOS Safe Boot feature. Safe Boot protects the computer from changes in configuration, such as BIOS viruses or hardware changes. You might need to deactivate Safe Boot, restart the 660 and then restart Safe Boot.
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660 has power and physical compatibility issues.
For the 660S as in SLIM Desktop the answer is NO.
for the 660 MT ONLY short versions of the card will physically go in.
Power supply should be upgraded to Corsair CS750M or equivalent.
Secure BOOT will need to be OFF in bios and LEGACY CSM and option roms turned ON.
Card Dimensions 8.25" x 4.38"
The Card in the socket does not LAY FLAT AGAINST THE MOTHERBOARD.
Getting the power adapters in after is impossible imho but you can plug them up BEFORE inserting and then carefully put the card in.
8.6 aka 9 inch cards are a VERY TIGHT FIT. 10 inch Cards are IMPOSSIBLE as are 12 inch cards.
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So, there is no way to tell for sure before buying the card?
How hard/technical is it to fiddle around with the safe boot settings?
It shouldn't be hard at all, you just go into the BIOS/UEFI and turn SafeBoot off or disable.
no such bios parameter safeboot
short mini itx cards work when secure boot is off and legacy csm is on for MINITOWER
HOWEVER power supply must be upgraded to corsair CS750M or equivalent power supply.