Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2681 ?

I just bought a. Ibm R40 from ebay. Any upgrades I can do to it?

\015 I was looking at a few things on it and it has an Intel Pentium 4 M 2.0 GHZ Processor256 MB of Memory. (Can I put 2 gigs in it?)30 Gigabyte Hard DriveThe video Card is probably a 16 MB Radeon (would I be able to upgrade or increase the video memory?)Lastly I just want to use this labtop for school and maybe play age of empires or something of that sort on it. What would you guys recommend I do with it?Put it back on Ebay and sell it or just keep it? I bought if for $160\015

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It looks like you're going to top out at 1GB of ram according to crucial.com

1GB would definitely improve the speed of that machine...
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