Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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Rating Not Fair For This Unit
A. DeJesus "video guy", Amazon
25 November 2014
Summary: Any rating I put here would not be fair because this cooler was just not designed for my system. I had hoped that this cooler would work in my 3U server chassis, but the Intel i7-2600k processor is just too much. The CPU was running in the 70s under heavy video editing loads. The CPU fan spinning at over 1,000 rpm constantly. Perhaps for a less formidable system. I think even with a bigger fan on top it might not be enough.
Summary: It was bigger than I expected but it still fit inside of a Dell 620s slim PC. I have to take a star for the almost comically small instructions but if you have experience with CPU coolers it's pretty standard stuff. And by standard stuff I do mean ripping the motherboard out of the case and being limited by two hands when 3 would be nice. Temperatures dropped a lot from the stock 80mm Intel cooler and it's like 90% quieter. I'd buy it again and again.
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.