Cooler Master Gemin II S524 CPU Cooler Review

Installation
The installation for the Gemin II S524 was very simple and one of the best methods I’ve seen in a while for an AMD installation. Most AMD installations that I’ve seen only allow you to install the cooler one direction; however this is not the case for the S524. You are able to install it in any of the four possible directions on your motherboard, allowing you to choose the one which is right for you. If you take a look at the pictures you’ll see the eight screw holes, two on either side, of the retention plate which allow you to install to your liking.

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After finding the right direction for the S524 you can then apply a thin layer of the included thermal grease to the CPU.

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Once the grease is applied, you can install the cooler by placing it over the four holes on the motherboard, attaching the backplate and attaching the four nuts with the included nut setter. It’s kind of an awkward installation, so you’ll either need to have an extra hand to install it or just simply flip the cooler/motherboard upside down. I left my motherboard inside of my case, since there’s an opening on the motherboard tray to install it. It wasn’t too difficult to hold the cooler in one hand and attach the nuts with the other.

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The cooler doesn’t take up a lot of space on the motherboard and easily fits over RAM that has high heat spreaders.

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