Hello! I have an HP Dv6t-6100 CTO Select Edition that I got in September of 2011. Well the i5 was the cheaper option by the 200 dollars and still seemed pretty good, but now I am getting into more demanding tasks (Video Rendering, ect.) I have been doing research and the i7-2720QM has the same socket as my i5-2410m. Is there any way I can upgrade? I know my chipset supports it. The main thing I see is that the i7 uses 10 watts more. Is this an issue?
You need to check if it is soldered into the motherboard and that means you can either try CPUID or open the laptop, just remember you have a danger of damaging the motherboard so keep touching a metal object that is also touching the ground.