Author: Greg Baden
The Cooler Master GeminII S524 is an upgrade to the Gemin II S we previously reviewed nearly three years ago. The Gemi nII S524 offers a slight difference to modern coolers, which are typically towers. The S524 features a low profile design, allowing it to not only cool the processor, but also the motherboard and RAM as well. The cooler comes equipped with a 120mm fan, but can be replaced with a 140mm for even more cooling power.
Despite it being close to the motherboard, the S524 has a high enough clearance, 47mm, to fit nicely over RAM with heatsinks that extend over the memory itself. The heatsink is cooled by five, 6mm copper heatpipes, which like the base, are coated in what appears to be nickel plating.
The heatsink is mainly composed of two elements, the first is a trapezoidal shape, which touches the fan and holds the heatpipes for heat dissipation. The second heatsink, not only holds the main heatsink to the base, but also acts as a cooling element for the base as well.
Like I mentioned before, the base has a nickel plating and is highly reflective, which is known by some to provide a better heat transfer between the base and the CPU.