Easy to install.
High motherboard clearance.
Small, low profile design.
Cools motherboard components as well as CPU.
Low Profile Heat-sink Design.
140mm Fan Option.
Custom Cooling Fan.
PWM Fan Provided
Tube of Cooler Master thermal compound included.
Mounting compatibility with all Intel socket 775 up to 1366 including 1155.
Optional 140mm fan mounting.
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.
Fan speed gets loud at overclocked settings.
Cooling performance not proportional to size.
Wont work with some boards.
Mobo compatibility information lacking.
No fans included.
Passive cooling not recommended.
By FrostyTech on April 28, 2012
Top down heatsinks are great for cooling DRAM modules and motherboard components around the CPU socket, so many an enthusiast swears by them for overall system happiness....78
By TechwareLabs on December 20, 2011
Pros: Decent CPU cooling Cools components near CPU Quiet at low speed Competitive price Cons: Not as efficient as standard tower cooling Pretty loud at full speed Overall, I liked the GeminII S524. While it may not offer as much CPU cooling as...-
By TweakTown on September 06, 2011
At first I was a little disappointed in the results that the GeminII S524 produced on our charts, but then I sat and thought for a bit and rationalized a few things, at least in my mind. While the cooler isn't a chart topper as far as the...88
By ThinkComputers on August 30, 2011
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. The high clearance from the motherboard makes it ideal...100
By Benchmark Reviews on August 22, 2011
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...89
By TechReaction.net on August 18, 2011
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...-
By Pureoverclock on August 16, 2011
It seems that CoolerMaster has been on a role as of late with the recent release of these two coolers. We were very impressed with the Hyper 612, and the GeminII S524 leaves us feeling rather satisfied as well with its capabilities not to mention a...-
By Ninjalane on August 16, 2011
System cooling can be handled in a variety of ways. Most enthusiast systems take a brute force approach by using oversized coolers and extensive case modifications to get the best airflow possible. Unfortunately not every system is built like that...80
By Hi Tech Legion on August 16, 2011
Having enough room to work with is always an issue when assembling system components inside a case. That is why most cases these days have a pre-cut backplate mounting area so that heatsink installation can take place without taking out the entire...-
By LanOC Reviews on August 16, 2011
The Cooler Master Gemen II 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...90