Intel T5300 or T5200 in a mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chemistslime, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. chemistslime macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    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?
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    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.

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