Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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This fan has a nice heat sink and fan but when i first installed ...
Bryce Pedersen, Amazon
1 May 2015
Summary: This fan has a nice heat sink and fan but when i first installed this my cpu temps actually went up. I assume it is because i need to "break in" the thermal paste, but it's been going down over the past few days of usage. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DO NOT TAKE OFF THE FAN.
Summary: I might not have tested idle and load cooling performance yet, but I want to be double-sure I applied just the right amount of thermal paste. The fan design isn't all that bad, but I wasn't expecting it to run that much more quieter than any cooler on the market.
Pros: The easy install kit was simple! I just identified my socket type and went with the flow. I had that thing on there in 30 minutes' time. Plus the slim profile isn't as bulky like the last kit I ordered.
Cons: I don't know why they chose a 120mm surface area as opposed to 80mm, because when it went down to hooking the motherboard and everything else back up, I had to take the fan straight off just to get the 4+4 connector hooked up. This still blocks some of your RAM sockets as well. It took me 30 minu...
Pros: Nothing wrong with this cooler - but it is not for use with Socket 1150 ITX Motherboards if you have plans for your PCI-E slot. Maybe my board it just too tight - BIOSTAR B85N 3D. Seems to clear GSkill RAM OK, but it's tight! 120MM CPU coolers are just too big for 1150 ITX in general. My mistake!...
Summary: Bought this for an HTPC retrofit because I needed something functional, quiet, slim, and inexpensive. This fits all of those qualifications perfectly. My temps are 3-4C lower than the stock HS/F, and it's inaudible. Installation, however, was a challenge.
Summary: I used this in a low profile build for my son. I later moved his system into a larger case as the thermals were just too much for the small case. We are now running identical systems, but I am using the Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler and my system is running 8c cooler. I know...
Pros: Quiet fan. Fits low profile cases. Ram clearance is sufficient to clear Ripjaw series x ram.
Cons: Heat pipes are not flush with the base of the cooler. This requires the use of more thermal paste than a typical cooler. Thermal paste is not as good a heat conductor as direct contact limiting the performance of this cooler.
Summary: Just an FYI that this cooler will cause issues with RAM with large heatsinks if you are using all four DIMM slots. I have 4x Corsair Vengeance stick and the last one will not clear. If you have the low profile sticks it won't be an issue. I will have to return this and go with a different cooler.
Pros: Not very tall?
Cons: Will not work with ram with large heatsinks (i.e Corsair Vengeance).
Summary: Don't buy this to use on an ASUS Impact board.
Pros: Did not have a positive experience with this cooler. Bought it for an ASUS Impact mini ATX board and the cooler seemed to fit after much turning it around so the cooling tubes wouldn’t hit anything. But apparently I was wrong because the cooler didn’t sit flat and tight and the i5 processor was t...
Cons: The one thing that is absolutely terrible is the fit of the wire clips that hold the fan down. Well actually they don’t really. You can lift the fan easily by as much as a sixteenth of an inch. I had some rubber pads from another cooler and I put those in the corners and it fits better but still ...
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.