Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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Not particularly impressed.
11 October 2013
Summary: It is really light, feels cheap in your hands. The performance is also kind of lacking. I will say the thin 120mm fan that is included is actually pretty nice, but the heatsink itself isn't all that great. If size is a concern, this honestly isn't even all that small, I bought this and a noctua for a pico pc build, and this wouldn't even come close to fitting in the case I was using.
Warning! Requires unmounting of motherboard for install
Arkanius "Everyone is entitled to an opinion,..., Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: I bought the GeminII M4 for my micro atx case for it's small size, and it fits inside the case perfectly. Hovers a little over my Gskill Sniper ram but clears them just fine. Unfortunately I haven't been able to test it as install requires the complete removal of the motherboard in order to install the back-plate. So if you plan upgrading to the M4 the install will be a royal pain in the ***, I'd only recommend buying this if you plan on building a new system.
Summary: I originally bought this because I had a 7.5" wide case and the 212 evo wouldn't fit or would barely fit. I had read that this keeps the FX-8350 cool to 30 or 40 C, but this wasn't the case for me. I gave it 3 stars because it does cool, but for the same price you can get a much better cooler. The installation is simple and straight forward, but I found it difficult to spread the thermal paste when putting it in place.
Summary: I am using this with a A10-5800k. It is quiet and relatively inexpensive. Pros: Works Cools Quiet Cons: The fan falls off very easily. Made installation a pain and makes the hardware seem cheap.
Summary: And probably any other mITX board. Confirmed with cooler master chat system. Seems like a decent product otherwise, but there isn't anything else on their website stating compatibility or incompatibility with certain motherboards. Make sure the back of your motherboard doesn't have any electronics on it, I would suspect small motherboard (mitx) have this issue more.
Summary: This heat sink is insanely wide. Make sure your ram is does not have the faddish heatspreaders that extend up above the top of the ram. I have 1.5mm gap between my first stick of ram and the spreader. Also, because the sink is so wide, it is very awkward screwing the sink in. Finally the clips that hold the fan to the sink come off repeatedly during install. The above issues are probably par for a low-profile heat sink.
Excerpt: livré dans un emballage très soigné, avec tout ce qu'il faut pour (presque) tout les supports, je l'ai monté sur un socket fm2. si vous n'avez pas acces au dos de votre carte mère, vous serez contraint de la démonter. le ventilateur n'est pas haut, je pense qu'il irait très bien dans un petit pc..... pas haut mais très large, il passe allègrement sur un de mes quatre support ddr3 et les pointes des caloducs gênent le second port.
Summary: Kjøpte denne fordi det var den billigste av de som hadde viften riktig vei, og så ut til å kunne kjøle min Intel i7-2600 godt nok. Monteringen er enkel, og den kjøler meget bra. Men det er ett par minuser. Selv om kjøleren er nesten stille nok på full hastighet, så blir den helt stille når man får kjørt den litt ned. Selv om den godt kan brukes på full hastighet uten problemer, så er klips festene for viften dårlige.
Summary: En rimelig kjøler som både kjøler bedre og er mer stillegående enn de man får med prosessorene. Helt kurrant montering uten noe hassle, men som nevnt tidligere, litt liten manual :) Alt i alt et helt greit produkt. Om du vil ha noe enda mer stillegående så ville jeg gått for en Noctua kjøler i stedet.