Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GeminII M4
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Ray Clark, Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: I chose this because it was lower than a lot of heat sink/fans. I used it on an AMD A10-7850k and an MSI A88x E45 board. No issues with it hitting ram or hanging over the PCIe slot. The AMD stock cooler is junk. The chip ran at 60 c on idle. This keeps it around 40 c when working. I also used the back plate from the MSI mobo. Not that the on that came with it was bad, the one that was on the mobo was designed for it. I thought that was better than using a universal.
Pros: Much quieter than the standard AMD heatsink/fan.
Cons: As mentioned by others, the four heatpipes sit directly on the CPU (not a problem) and have a bit of a gap between the edge of the pipes and the other metal of the cpu/heatsink interface (it's not flush or smooth, which could be a problem). There are 8 of those edges/gaps (one for each edge of the heatpipe x 4 heatpipes) and they stretch across the entire face of the interface.
Summary: I originally started with a Zalman in a cooler master elite 120 case (only 70mm of overhead clearance), but on the GA-F2A88XN-WIFI, it blocks one of the ram ports. Picked this up for significantly less, it slides in the case with plenty of clearance, and, if positioned correctly (you can use different brackets to mount it at [0,90,180,270] degrees) will allow you to use two sticks of ram (so long as they dont have HUGE top heatsinks - I used Kingston Hyper Blue) Wish the...
Summary: I'm currently using this on a Mini ITX computer on an Intel i5 4670K. For the first week after building my computer I ran the stock intel fan on the CPU. The average temprature with the Cooler Master fan/heatsink was nearly 8 degrees celcius cooler than the intel fan that came with the processor. The copper pipes are designed to be in direct contact with the CPU for maximum heat transfer. You'll notice they sit 1mm or so lower than the rest of the plate.
Summary: Popped this into a Cooler Master 120 elite with an MSI FM20A75IA-E53 Mobo because the stock cooler wasn't cutting it. Temps were floating around 80c to 90c under load with Stock cooler. 60c to 70c after install (very simple and no clearance issues at all even with a non-modular PSU.) Replaced the stock fans with a pair of Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mms and got the temps down to the 50s under load. Specs. Name- Mr.
Summary: This is a great fan. I have no doubt it would perform as well as the other one I own... however, it will NOT fit on a Gigabyte H87N if you plan on having a video card, or anything in the PCIe slot. I'll have to return mine sadly.
Summary: I was concerned in about fitting an aftermarket cooler in my smallish case (Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01) but fit perfect! fan takes up 45% of a micro atx board, but sits about 3mm taller then a stock fx-6300 heatsink. my machine rins about 15*C at idle now, about half of what it did on the stock cooler.