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Intel Core2 Duo T5600
6.7 out of 10

Intel Core2 Duo T5600

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Overall 10
10

Upgrading Mac Mini Core Solo

Eric Y., Newegg
12 June 2008
  • Summary: Broke the heatsink clips on the Mac Mini and had to cut the springs and use some pins from an old video card heatsink. Be very careful and use needlenose pliers to remove the pins to avoid headache. Found some 4-40 nylon screws for $6 on *Bay, but did not need it.
  • Pros: Upgraded Mac mini Core Solo, and notice a big difference.
  • Cons: Slightly warmer than Core Solo
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Overall 10
10

Quick/Low Heat

Anonymous, Newegg
19 May 2008
  • Summary: Excellent speed.
  • Pros: Good processor for laptop build. Does what i need it to do when i need to do it. Its very quick, doesnt heat up much at all, and hardly takes any power away from battery.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Hot Stuff

Shelby R., Newegg
6 March 2008
  • Summary: I would like to run some benchmarks on this CPU, but I really don't care too much. I also know that the mainboard i use controls both the CPU fan speed and the system fan speed and it seems really reluctant to speed the CPU fan past 1500 rpm, and the system fan is almost never on.
  • Pros: This is my first dual core CPU and Intel CPU in sometime. Its also my first CORE series too, I have had Pentium and Pentium Xeon. I must hand it back to intel and say "wow". The CPU is quick and handles a majority of my tasks very smooth and quick. It has alot of nice features (MMX,SSE,SSE2,SSE3,...
  • Cons: Its HOT. The CPU temp hovers between 50c - 65c, and that makes me nervous. I seem to hear that alot around newegg.com so maybe these processors run hot (57ish on idle).
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Intel Product

K-Plastics K., Newegg
16 February 2008
  • Summary: I have some of the fastest and meanest Pentium 4 machines, that blow away most of current technology, but not these Core 2 Duo Processors from Intel. This unit compiles a Linux 2.6.24 kernel in 10 minutes. It does everything at blinding speed.
  • Pros: High performance. This processor in a lappy is faster than the best Pentium 4 desktop. Excellent pricing. Fairly cool operation, but needs a hsf.
  • Cons: It's not quad core.
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Overall 10
10

Worthy upgrade

Anonymous, Newegg
13 September 2007
  • Summary: I upgraded a Mac Mini with a 1.5 Ghz Core Solo chip. As mentioned previously, make sure you have some quality thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5 is a great choice).
  • Pros: It's a Core 2 Duo. Upgrading from a Core Solo (Yonah), my compile time for a popular game mod went from nearly 7 minutes to about 3 and a half minutes. Quite the improvement.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Matthew V., Newegg
22 May 2007
  • Pros: Installed this in my new whitebook with 1.5GB of ddr2, runs great and mersenne prime stable for several hours before I stopped the torture test to use my new laptop :)
  • Cons: make sure to buy thermal compound if you don't have any and are upgrading from an old cpu
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Overall 10
10

great upgrade!

Brent R., Newegg
20 February 2007
  • Summary: I wish the faster chips were cheaper, but for the price this upgrade was worth every penny.
  • Pros: incredible speed boost over 1.5 solo I replaced. A recommended upgrade for any Mac Mini owner!
  • Cons: none, though install may be a little tricky for a few brave souls.
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10

Sweet deal

William H., Newegg
4 November 2006
  • Summary: New processor brain = teh hotness. Ripping dvd's at 80+ fps makes me feel warm and fuzzy-ish. Good Lord I am a Geek.
  • Pros: At the lower end of the price scale, but not the performance scale. Easy install and great speed boost for my Mac Mini.
  • Cons: The higher speed Meroms are quite a bit more expensive for a few hundred mhz. I'd have gotten at least a 2.0 if the price didn't scale so horribly.
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Overall 10
10

Great Mac Mini Upgrade!

Linda F., Newegg
20 October 2006
  • Pros: Fast, runs cool, no surprises. Installed in my Mac Mini Solo 1.5 took about 1/2 hour. CPU runs at a stable 45c. Great upgrade. Reasonable price. Significant performance increase.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Andy N., Newegg
11 October 2006
  • Summary: Bought this chip to upgrade my Intel Mac Min Core Solo. Dropped in the new chip, fired it up and everytying works fine. The system is running Ubuntu for a MythTV frontend, and can now play 1080i content without problems!!
  • Pros: Easy performance upgrade
  • Cons: None
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