Cooler Master GeminII M4

Coolers

The Cooler

The form factor is slightly different to the ‘tower type’ coolers that we are used to. As a low profile cooler, the heatsink is spread out horizontally, often known as a ‘top down design’. The fan is also thinner than standard 25mm ones a, coming in at 15mm.

Coolermaster Gemin II M4

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The 6mm heatpipes are laid out sensibly through the heatsink.

Coolermaster Gemin II M4

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With a slightly different layout on the other side.

Coolermaster Gemin II M4

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The base of the M4 is a heatpipe direct touch style base, which comes with some benefits – but a few downsides too. For example, having the heatpipe directly touching the CPU increases the efficiency of individual heatpipes. Instead of the heat having to travel through a base, then to the solder and then to the heatpipe. The downside is that because the actual CPU die is quite a bit smaller than the IHS (Integrated heat spreader, the top part you see of the CPU), the heat mostly comes from the middle of the IHS. This means the heatpipes nearest the core do most of the work, leaving the outside ones with less to do, decreasing overall performance. This is where a soldered on base helps to spread the work between heatpipes.

The core was flat and well machined.

Coolermaster Gemin II M4

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This cooler is really thin, making it very useful for high end HTPC users.

Coolermaster Gemin II M4

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Last modified: February 2, 2012

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Cooler Master GeminII M4

  1. Rudolph says:

    I would like to know if the Cooler Master GeminII M4 would fit on my motherboard? I have an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3 AM3+ Dual-Channel DDR3 PCI-E x16…. i dont want to buy this product and then it does not fit onto my board>>>>

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