Question about IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

1 Answer

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

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers
Re: laptop videocard

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.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a IBM thinkpad R50e for the last 6 years. It is not reading any CD or DVD, but says the device is working properly. Pl. help me.

I think it has failed.
Go to Control Panel...System... Device Manager... and locate CD or DVD Roms and UNINSTALL it. Then Reboot and it will automatically locate the CD / DVD Rom. You will have to acknowledge several screens wit naext and tes ect.

If it does not work, it's really easy to buy and replace.

Good luck

Aug 12, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

1 Answer


How will you describe the beeping sound that you hear? it might just be a video card problem.

Jan 17, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

2 Answers

Can I increase the ram in my think pad?

Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop, the IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop takes the PC2100 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs Memory Type, and comes installed with 128 or 256 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop to up to a maximum of 1.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 128 or 256 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
good luck and do rate the solution if helps.

Dec 22, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R32 2658 Notebook

1 Answer

What is the hard disk maximum capacity I can upgrade for my R50e? What is the type of HDD I can used? Please advise.

Hi, there is no restriction regarding the size, but thinkpad usually run better the HDD Air bag protection system with 5400RPM disks. Thanks and have a nice day J -

Jun 09, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

3 Answers

My laptop sound is not wrcking

try the above two links where you can download the driver

Aug 04, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

3 Answers

No internet and sound in my IBM Thinkpad R50e

Sounds like you didn't download the right drivers. These devices will work if you get the right drivers, keep trying.

Jul 10, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

1 Answer

Memory upgrade


What do you mean by you cant get it to stay in place.

Usually you put it in at a 45 degree angle and press gently until it goes in no more, then you lower the chip until it clicks in on the board.

Hope this helps.


Apr 03, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

5 Answers

Ibm think pad driver

I Have Formatted my IBM Thinkpad R50e. i required a help from you for getting all supporting drivers for me

Dec 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

1 Answer

IBM ThinkPad R50e 1834-Q2G

Some software which run at start up may requiring upgradation or antivirous may requiring upgradation.

Mar 25, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

171 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM PC Laptops Experts

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

229 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 1 Expert

29 Answers

Are you an IBM PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides