Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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Ray Clark, Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: I chose this because it was lower than a lot of heat sink/fans. I used it on an AMD A10-7850k and an MSI A88x E45 board. No issues with it hitting ram or hanging over the PCIe slot. The AMD stock cooler is junk. The chip ran at 60 c on idle. This keeps it around 40 c when working. I also used the back plate from the MSI mobo. Not that the on that came with it was bad, the one that was on the mobo was designed for it. I thought that was better than using a universal.
Pros: Much quieter than the standard AMD heatsink/fan.
Cons: As mentioned by others, the four heatpipes sit directly on the CPU (not a problem) and have a bit of a gap between the edge of the pipes and the other metal of the cpu/heatsink interface (it's not flush or smooth, which could be a problem). There are 8 of those edges/gaps (one for each edge of the heatpipe x 4 heatpipes) and they stretch across the entire face of the interface.
Summary: I originally started with a Zalman in a cooler master elite 120 case (only 70mm of overhead clearance), but on the GA-F2A88XN-WIFI, it blocks one of the ram ports. Picked this up for significantly less, it slides in the case with plenty of clearance, and, if positioned correctly (you can use different brackets to mount it at [0,90,180,270] degrees) will allow you to use two sticks of ram (so long as they dont have HUGE top heatsinks - I used Kingston Hyper Blue) Wish the...
Summary: I bought this for my HTPC thinking that it would be a great way to keep the CPU cool. However, its really too big to fit into most Motherboard case combinations smaller than ATX as it just bearly clears the memory DIMMs . The mounting hardware is ridiculous! it is hard to use and cheaply made. I have a LGA1155 CPU and this cooler even with the adjustable hold downs just didn't fit right.
Summary: I would like this a lot better if I had known it was going to be used... I ordered a new one, but the one I received was in a badly-taped shut box and has traces of TP still on it. I'm sure it works fine, and its only temporary anyway, but I still would have liked to know.
Good build quality, marginally better than stock cooler
26 March 2014
Summary: I was using the stock cooler on my AMD A8-6600K in an HTPC and thought upgrading the CPU cooler would give me better temperatures and lower noise. This cooler is definitely quieter. It has terrific build quality compared to the stock AMD cooler - it's made of much-less-flimsy material and looks more like a modern piece of PC hardware rather than something out of the mid-90's.
Summary: Claims to support LGA 2011. Instructions show a bracket that is to be used for LGA 2011 that was not included. Returned this and got a replacement, and it was missing the bracket also. Go to the manufacturer's web site, and this has different instructions that do not include LGA 2011 support. Their product sheet does not show LGA 2011 support either.
Summary: I'm currently using this on a Mini ITX computer on an Intel i5 4670K. For the first week after building my computer I ran the stock intel fan on the CPU. The average temprature with the Cooler Master fan/heatsink was nearly 8 degrees celcius cooler than the intel fan that came with the processor. The copper pipes are designed to be in direct contact with the CPU for maximum heat transfer. You'll notice they sit 1mm or so lower than the rest of the plate.
I am sure this would be better if I could actually install it...
Gary K, Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: Ordered this a while back and just got around to trying to install it. Tore my system down, including removing the motherboard from the case in preparation for installing the back plate for the fan only to find out that the manufacturer had not included the correct brackets for my LGA1155 processor in the box. So now it sits on my desk as nothing more than a nice looking fan topped paperweight.