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You will not be able to do this without at least a small impact on performance, and generally this is a bad idea. It is important to understand that when scheduling your timer jobs, if the previous job is still running it will skip a cycle. Since the scope of this setting is not just for the one workflow, you have to understand it can have far reaching ...
Running something five time as often will off course have impact on the performance. But it is only by measuring the performance prior to,and after, a change in the interval that you will now how much and in what ways. Because how your specific SharePoint installation is what really matters, therefor there is no single answer like "Yes by so and much".
You could do it from the TimerJob definitions by specifying the SPServer and the SPJobLockType. MSDN Though this would be easier if your solution was not already in production
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