Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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Mine was used...
Aaron M., Amazon
27 March 2014
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.
Summary: Supposedly this will fit an 1155 motherboard, but that's only partially true. You are going to lose the use of your first RAM slot because the fan is so large unless you have some very low profile RAM sticks. I moved the RAM to slots 3 and 4 but that takes dual channel configuration out of the equation. I could have tried for slots 2 and 4, but the fan was too close to slot 2 for my liking.
Summary: Installed this on my AMD A10-6800K in a low-profile case, replacing the stock AMD retail cooler which was effective but too loud. Installation of this Cooler Master unit required the removal of the motherboard to install their backing plate, and it really felt like this cooler is geared toward Intel processors, as the instructions and components for my FM2 socket seemed to be an afterthought.
Summary: This has the worst mounting hardware! Why doesn't Cooler Master take advantage of the AMD backplate that comes with the motherboard? Instead, they provide their own funky, try-to-be-everything backplate that doesn't fit in some computer cases (like the Apevia), and in other cases it requires removal of the motherboard for its installation (in order to attach the nuts on the back of the motherboard). I could design better mounting hardware in my sleep.
Too Wide for Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 Motherboard
23 September 2013
Summary: If you have RAM with heatsinks and the Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 Motherboard, you'll have to leave one of the RAM sockets empty if you want this cooler to fit. Also, you'll need access to the back of the mobo to install the cooler, which is a typical pain for aftermarket coolers. Once installed it ran 10C hotter than the cooler that came with AMD FX-8350.
Summary: Fixation pas simple,il faut démonter la carte mère.Caléoducs en cuivre,mais contact douteux.Bas mais large et profond.Touche presque les barrettes mémoires.Bien étudier dans quel sens le mettre. Le ventilateur ne fait pas très sérieux,j'ai mis un Noctua à la place. Question refroidissement : *CPU # 25°, *cœurs entre 48 et 55° au repos, *système 41°. Mais pour cela ,j'ai rajouté 2 ventilateurs dans le boitier.Donc,perplexe,mais je suis peut être difficile.
Summary: Alors, un très bon point pour le silence et pour l'installation mais, plutôt déçu par le serrage des vis qu'on ne peut bloquer à fond. Du coup, ça tourne dans le vide et on sait pas si ça ne va pas se dévisser ou vibrer au fil du temps ! J'ai plusieurs ventirads de ce genre et je conseille son grand frère EVO pour les PC qui ont suffisamment de place en hauteur.