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Upgrade Laptop i5 to i7

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October 4, 2012 3:49:20 PM

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?

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Hunter.

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October 4, 2012 3:55:42 PM

In terms of heat that can be a problem.

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.
October 4, 2012 4:01:10 PM

I know the processor isn't soldered. I have seen videos and the manual shows how you can open up the laptop. I know when I bought the laptop that the i7 was a choice of processor.
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a c 105 à CPUs
October 4, 2012 4:06:06 PM
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Well then you have a clear upgrade path, the laptop might get a bit more hot under heavy load but thats it really
October 4, 2012 4:06:56 PM

Okay, Thanks.
October 4, 2012 4:08:11 PM

Best answer selected by huntybee.
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October 4, 2012 4:10:12 PM

See if you can find photos, the i7 may have come with a different cooler...
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