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Will this support dual moniters?

Will this desktop support dual moniters?
2 years, 2 months ago
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Brian
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Absolutely will support 2 moniters
2 years, 1 month ago
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Hello,

Yes, this Inspiron 660s desktop can support dual monitors via the VGA and HDMI outputs in the rear of the unit. If your 2nd monitor does not have an HDMI input, then you can get an HDMI to DVI adapter to make it work.

Using Windows 7, you can configure the dual screens in a Mirrored (double image) or Extended Desktop (2 different images) mode.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 2 months ago
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How many memory slots does this machine have ?

I want to know what is the current memory configuration and how many slots are available in total. I'm guessing the machine comes with (2) 2G modules installed. Is this correct - are there additional slots available for additional memory or will I need to buy (2) 4G modules to get this up to the 8G.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Hello,

This is a good question! The Inspiron 660s comes with two, 240-pin memory slots that take DDR3 memory. In this case, with the Pentium G630 processor, you can use 1333MHz memory in this system. Although I am not sure, usually the memory will be installed in pairs, so yes you will likely need to purchase two 4GB sticks to achieve the system maximum of 8GB. Here is an example of the type of memory that will work:

Model: MD4096SD31333
SKU: 2327496

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 1 month ago
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Round Rock, TX
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how do you ope the cd drive on a dell 660s-2000bk?

2 years, 2 months ago
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The DVD-RW drive is a multi-drive. Put a cd in it and it becomes a CD drive. You actually open the door by pushing the button on the lower left.
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there is a button on the front (kind of hard to see), it is a depressed round circle, press it and the cd drive will pop out.
2 years, 2 months ago
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answer 3
Hello,

This is a great question. The front was designed to look cool but also be functional. If you look between the Dell logo and the three little buttons on one of the doors, you should see a small symbol that looks like a triangle. Push this button when the machine is on and the optical drive above it will open and the tray will eject. When you are ready to close it, just push the button again or nudge the CD tray back towards the unit.

FYI- When the 3 little buttons next to it are pushed in, the door opens up, exposing the USB/Audio/Media Reader ports!

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 2 months ago
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What kind of extra software is included?

2 years, 1 month ago
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Software was not important to me as I use minimal software and have the CD's to load it, but the wireless connection worked well, and anything that wasn't on the computer or I didn't have on disk, I got through the internet. I was able to connect my old printer this way. Adobe was there and a few others.
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Lantana
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answer 2
Hello,

This is a great question! This system currently includes several different software titles (subject to change):

• Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
• Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
• McAfee Anti-Virus Software (Trial Period)
• Adobe Reader
• Dell Stage software
• DataSafe file backup software (Trial Period)
• Windows Live Essentials 2011
• Cozi Central- US Only
• Roxio Creator
• Microsoft Silverlight
• Windows 7 Games
(Chess titans; FreeCell; Hearts; Mahjong Titans; Minesweeper; Purple Place
Solitaire; Spider Solitaire; Internet Backgammon; Internet Checkers; Internet Spades; Games Explorer)

Hope this helps,
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 1 month ago
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This item shows a PCI DVI/HDMI card on the back. Is this included or falsely represented?

2 years, 1 month ago
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It's included
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answer 2
Hello,

I believe that the picture of the Inspiron 660 is meant as a representation of the computer but it is not an exact image of the unit that you will receive. I wish that these pictures did not show something that you will not receive with your purchase, so I will try and see if I can find another set of pictures for this listing.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 1 month ago
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Adding GeForce Video cards

Could I put a GeForce 430 video card into this model of computer?
2 years, 3 months ago
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Hello,

The only official Dell tested video cards for the Inspiron 660s are the OEM versions of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620 and the AMD® Radeon™ HD 7570. That said, it is possible that a low-profile version of a GeForce GT 430 to work in this system. The power supply in the 660s is rated at 220 watts. This seems to be right on the borderline for the card to function just fine, but after searching some forums, people suggest an upgrade to a 300 watt power supply for the card. I cannot guarantee that it will work but it looks like it has a good shot at working in the system. Read what others are saying about that card in a 220 watt system and make the call!

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 3 months ago
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how many and what type of expansion slots?

PCI? PCI EXPRESS?
2 years, 3 months ago
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Hello,

The new Inspiron 660s has the following internal expansion slots:

1x PCI Express x16
1x PCI Express x1
1x PCI-Express Mini-Card (for wireless cards and the like)

Because of the small size of this system, it only supports low-profile graphic cards.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 3 months ago
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Can I install the pci modem out of my old Dimension e520 into this machine?

I have a modem from my old Dell Dimension e520 ( It has died, I think motherboard issues) that I would like to swap into this computer but I am not sure if it will work? It is the original modem that came with my Dimension e520 but I am not sure if it is considered a "low profile" card or not.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Hello,

The Inspiron 660s does not have a PCI slot so no, your older modem will not work in this unit. The 660s does have a slot for a low-profile (short metal bracket height) PCI Express x1 modem. Another option is to buy an external USB modem adapter. These are easy to setup and will work in any USB 2.0 slot on the computer. Here is an example:

USB Modem
Model: 3095F
SKU: 8397923

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years, 1 month ago
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disk expansion on Inspiron 660

I have a 500GB disk. Can I add a second SATA drive from my old PC which crashed and burnt.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 660! If you have a SATA-compatible hard drive, then you most certainly add it into the system. Most computers bought within the last 5-6 years use SATA drives and the Inspiron 660 comes with the brackets necessary to secure it into the secondary drive bay. Just connect the data and power cables and the computer should automatically recognize the device and load it up as a "slave" drive. The computer will still boot off the systems original drive but your older drive will show up in the Windows Explorer as another drive, where you can read/write to it as well.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
2 years ago
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what kind of dell support is included?

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I don't know if this will answer your question, but there is a trouble-shooter page at the Dell website. There's also a toll-free number for assistance, which I made use of last week. The new Dell was just over a month old - and we were really enjoying it, when all of a sudden there was a problem. A loud fan came on when the computer was shut off, or put into sleep mode. It would only go off when we were actually using the computer, or unplugged it from the power strip.
Back to your question, I called the toll-free number. After spending an hour on the phone with a nice man who connected with our computer and we tried all sorts of things to no avail, he said he was going to order a new power source, and a new fan. AND, a repair technician would be calling us to schedule an appointment to come to our house to repair the computer. AT NO CHARGE!! Sure enough - 2 days later, the repairman called and said the parts came in, and he could come that afternoon. He had never seen a problem such as ours in 27 years of computer repair - but as soon as he replaced the power source, the computer was quiet once again.
So - we were very impressed with the assistance we got on the phone from Dell, and the free housecall by a repairman!! Great customer service.
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answer 2
Hello,

The system comes with Dell’s 1-Year Basic In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis Plan. Here is Dell's Warranty and Policy page:

http://dell.to/qDv6c1

This limited hardware warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your Dell-branded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products. Keep scrolling down the page and you will see more information about the remote diagnosis procedure and other terms as well.
After purchase, you first will need to register your system with Dell by filling out the form here:

http://dell.to/oGXJDO

Dell does offer warranty extensions (up to 4 years) for systems like this purchased at our retailers. After 7-10 days, you will be in our system and then you can call 1-866-777-1542 or browse through your upgrade options on this site:

http://dell.to/r6FbVl

Hope this helps,
JonathanNforDell
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