For review today we have the GeminII S524 cooler by CoolerMaster. This 5 heatpipe cooler features aluminum fins designed to maximize surface area while allowing all RAM slots to be occupied for AM3 and Socket 1155/1156/1366 computers.
CPU Socket Intel Socket:
LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
CPU Support Intel:
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron
Phenom™ II X4 / Phenom™ II X3 / Phenom™ II X2 / Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ II X4 / Athlon™ II X3 / Athlon™ II X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™
Dimension 144 x 144 x 105 mm (5.7 x 5.7 x 4.1 inch) Heat Sink Material Copper Base / 5 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins Heat Sink Weight 490g (1.08 lb) Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch) Fan Speed 800 – 1800 RPM (PWM) ± 10% Fan Airflow 34.2 – 77.7 CFM ± 10% Fan Air Pressure 0.43 – 2.46 mmH2O ± 10% Bearing Type Long Life Sleeve Bearing Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 15.1 – 31.6 dBA Connector 4-Pin Fan Weight 104g (0.23 lb) Note * Supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Please check with your local distributor for further details.
Featuring a single 120mm fan and 5 heatpipes, the GeminII S524 comes in at an overall height of 10.5cm. The contact area of the GeminII S524 features a lapped contact area that appears to be nickel-coated copper for effective transfer of heat from the processor to the cooling fins, and from there to the air of your computer case and wherever that’s exhausted to.
The fan equipped on the GeminII S524 runs at between 800 – 1800 RPM. The fan is held in place by 4 finely threaded metal screws that isolate the fan and any vibrations it generates from the heatsink, therefore cutting down on noise. If an aftermarket fan is used that is narrower than the stock unit, rubber grommets can be used to help quiet it.