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Cooler Master GeminII S524 CPU Cooler Review
23 January 2012
Excerpt: Cooler Master GeminII S524 The Cooler Master GeminII S524 is a C-style CPU cooler, aiming the cooling fan down to aid in cooling system components as well as the CPU. The GeminII S524 is compatible with AMD socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ and FM1 sockets, and Intel Socket 775/1155/1366/1156 mainboards.
Summary: Overall, I liked the GeminII S524. While it may not offer as much CPU cooling as high-end tower coolers, and certainly not as much as closed-loop water cooling, the fact that it is able to cool other areas as well makes up for some of that.
Overall, the Gemin II S524 CPU Cooler was an easy to install, easy to work with and a decent cooling product. It not only cools the CPU, but also the motherboard and components connected to it.
Summary: The Cooler Master GeminII S524 may not present top-notch performance, but it performs very well for a horizontal cooler, while cooling the memories and the motherboard as well. Its clearance of 1.8” (47 mm) allows it to be compatible with most memory modules.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master GeminII S524 is a great cooler that has more than enough cooling potential for stock builds that want to be silent. It also has excellent cooling potential for users who want to push their hardware as far as they can; the 4.0Ghz San Ace test is a good example of this.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master GeminII S524 surprised me. First, I didn’t think I would like even the look once it was dropped into my case. Second, I am a huge fan of dual quiet fans in a push/pull configuration. I typically see at least an additional of 2 degrees Celsius drop in temperature.
Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to other tests since many factors will have changed.
Pros: Small, low profile design, Quiet fan, Cools motherboard components as well as CPU
Cons: Fan shroud blocks extra air from 140mm fans, Does not exhaust hot air out of the case, Requires extra attention to case airflow for maximum effectiveness
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