Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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20 June 2014
Summary: For the money this is an excellent CPU cooler. The way it connects to the mobo isn't as good as some other Coolermaster fans and the clips that hold the fan to the fins are a little tricky to take on and off. It is very lite and doesn't take up too much space. Keep in mind though that being low profile it will not fit over memory sticks with heat spreaders. Overall happy with the purchase.
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: This is a great cooler master fan. I am a fan of cooler master. Ha, a fan. Anyways, If you are using this for a mini ITX then it could be good but not for a very small one. The fan is a bit to large. No exactly mini ITX. I couldn't fit it in my computer well and had to return it and get the Noctua mini ITX fan. I dis use this fan for a bit and can say that it cools very well.
Summary: Pros: dead silent unless you get right up next to it -- seriously, it's almost dead quiet. __Perfect__ for a small case, such as a home theater PC (HTPC). Cons: instructions are pretty awful -- very tiny print, and lots of parts included to allow it to work across many different socket types.
Summary: Pros: Allows clearance for air flow. Works well. Virtually silent. Cons: For me, I wish they'd make the clips a little easier to install. They install using tension, which is fine. But, it was very difficult (for me) to keep the ends in the little holes without falling out, while trying to clip the tension bar. Once you get it secured, its fine. I just wouldn't want to have to reinstall this thing very many times...
Summary: This CPU cooler replaced the stock Intel cooler that came with the i3 and i5 CPU's I just purchased. In each case, the Cooler Master dropped my CPU temps over half of their previous values. Used with Arctic Silver thermal compound and haven't had the down time due to CPU overtemp problems. Would have given it five stars, but the fan hanger is a little cheesy...
Good low profile cooler, wish it had a higher max RPM
Vishnu Rao, Amazon
28 July 2013
Summary: I tried this on an A75m-ITX mITX motheboard with an AMD A8-3870 CPU. Included instructions are graphical, with very little written instructions. So it takes a little bit of experimenting and thought to install this cooler. I chose this over the CNPS8900 quiet. This cooler comes with two different sets feet for the cooler, which allows one to rotate the cooler by 90 degrees, if the default position does not work. This is exactly my case.
Summary: I liked the size and design of the product when I first saw it. When I received it I thought it would be difficult to install but quickly found that in about an hour I had cleaned my entire computer and had it properly installed without much trouble. My only problem w/ this product was the fan. After reading many articles I was unable to get the fan to work at all.
I wouldn't use it for anything over 80 watts, doesn't fit MSI MATX Board.
Gary Gay, Amazon
5 June 2012
Summary: It's very light weight, good construction. It doesn't fit MSI Z68MA-ED55B3 motherboard it blocks the PCIE slot not all the way if you have a short card you'll be ok. I'm using a GTX 460, it sits right against the card forcing it downward (no way). I ran it with on board video using a i3-2120 65 watts temps were 27c idle load for 37c but for a very short time so the artic silver 5 didn't have time to cook.This is all in a CM Storm case couldn't mount it up would hit 140mm...