View Full Version : Intel T5300 or T5200 in a mac mini?

Jun 8, 2008, 04:45 AM
I was wondering if anyone knew if a T5300 or T5200 processor would work within a mini. I currently have a T5500 working but I was hoping the T5300 would work as well. The only difference being the FSB. T5500/5600 have 667FSB while the T5200/T5300 have 533FSB but a higher multiplier. I'm hoping that by putting in a T5300/5200 they'll run at 667FSB effectively giving me a 2.16 C2D processor for cheap. Anyone know?

Cave Man
Jun 8, 2008, 05:03 AM
Both are socket M, so should work.

Jun 8, 2008, 08:05 AM
It is possible, if not even probable, that the FSB will drop to 533MHz if you put in a 533MHz FSB chip since the Mini's BIOS is not "user accessible" nor "user adjustable" so you can't force it to run at 667MHz with a 533MHz CPU.