Just bought an Advent DT1310b on a whim (it was on offer) and it comes with a Geforce GT 530. Now I have read on the internet that this is a pretty poor graphics card. Thinking of upgrading to a GTX550 Ti (I think that's right) and am slightly worried as to whether it will fit. Opened up the case and there is a heatsink slightly above the PCI slot where the 530 now sits. The PSU is big enough (says 450) but is the space for a graphics card likely to be an issue? I don't have a ruler or anything and it's hard to tell without actually seeing a 550. Any ideas?
According to that it is a dual slot card so make sure you have free PCI slots around the slot. It looks like the GT530 is a single slot card so imagine 2 of those stacked for an estimate on space. The specific measurements of the 550ti are 8.25" long and 4.376" wide. Also NVidia recommends at least a 400w power supply for the card so your PSU MIGHT work but it depends on how many peripherals you have, any overclocks, and the actual quality of the PSU.