I bought a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ50B notebook in Japan about 5 years ago. About a year ago I updated my operating system to windows 7, but I couldn't find a version of drivers for my graphics card for my laptop which would support windows 7. So I searched for drivers for windows 7 for a notebook with the same graphics card as mine and I found one and I installed its drivers. Now for the most time it works correctly, but sometimes when I watch videos it will suddenly send my notebook to the blue screen of death(BSoD).
Recently I have had to watch a lot of videos so I've been BSoDing a lot.
One obvious solution to this problem is to go back to using windows vista and using its drivers. But I don't really want to use vista.
Instead I thought of this hypothetical solution: Since I am not using graphics intensive applications other than watching online videos, what if I disable graphics card drivers and instead use CPU for graphic processing?
But for this to be possible several things must be true, which are:
1) My CPU must be able to process graphics(perhaps having some kind of internal graphics processing unit)
2) I must know how to disable graphics drivers and switch to CPU for processing.
Unfortunately I don't know any of these. Can you help me?
My graphics card is: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
My CPU is: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @1.80GHz