No it didn't come with an i7 and doesn't state it supports i3/i5/i7 but does support socket g2, it isn't a heat issue it shuts off 30 minutes on the dot every time its a restriction intel has put on or in the in the mobo/biosfirmware/me/hm70chipset to stop people from using a budget board with a good cpu and to basically make more $$$ the 30 mins it does run it runs perfect no heat issues or anything.
Well, any processor has to be socket, chipset, AND BIOS COMPATIBLE.
Intel did not make the laptop, HP did. If HP does not support the processor in their BIOS, then your argument is with them.
Problem is well knows as intell chipset restriction.
I know i was toshiba certified engienier.
It was a way intel would force manufacturers to buy more expensive chipset and pair them with more expensive cpus.
Maybe it was illegal, maybe it was legal, but right now it does not matter.
It would be nice if intell would provide wayaround if posible.
There is also info that this restriction was hardwired into chipset and could not be removed, but we would need conformation from intel.
I have C50-a toshiba with Celeron 1005M and i would like to upgrade it to i3 or i5 but with this restriction it is not posible.
If this restriction could be lifted form hm70 chipset it would be nice move from intel.