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Laptop videocard i'm trying to upgrade my video card. i want aleast a 256 video card. which one would work for my system. ibm thinkpad r50e. my current is 64mb. i enjoy my compurter for alittle of everthing. a game is the reason for the upgrade. I've already upgraded ; 1500mb ram, 120gb hard drive, dvd r/rw, and i am running xp pac2. is it even possible to upgrade this old laptop? any info would be helpful. thank you SGT. James Klug

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I would NOT recomment upgrading anything other than RAM and Hard drives on a laptop. It's very expensive, and can't always be done. If you want a gaming computer I'd recommend a desktop computer, as you will get a lot more "umph" for a lot less buck.

Same goes for upgrades. It's easy and fairly cheap (unless you want to have the absolute top knotch parts all the time) with a desktop because so many can use the same parts. Lots of laptops have "their own kind" of parts, which makes them expensive.

Keep the laptop for portability whenever you need your computer with you.

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