Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Heatsink

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INSTALLATION

The most critical aspect of installation is that the heatsink be securely mounted. A firm mating results in good contact between the heatsink's base and the CPU heatspreader and more efficient heat conduction. Ideally it should also be a simple procedure leading to consistent results with the user having to handle as few pieces of hardware as possible.


The GeminII M4 uses a mounting system similar to previous Cooler Master heatsinks. The first step is to screw in the mounting clips.


The bolts are spring-loaded --- depressing the spring allows you to slide it horizontally to the appropriate hole for the Intel socket of your choosing.


The heatsink is flipped upside-down with the bolts protruding through the mounting holes around the socket. A backplate is lined up with them and nuts are used to secure it in place. A nut-driver is provided to make things easier.


Installed on our LGA1155 test platform.


The clearance below the inner portion of the heatsink is just 26 mm, the same height as the VRM heatsink on our test motherboard.



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