Although Cooler Master GeminII S showed lower cooling efficiency than our reference air cooler, it deserves our best response. First of all, although this cooler doesn’t boast currently popular “gigantic” size, it cools perfectly well a seriously overclocked quad-core processor. I assume, it would be illogical to expect record-breaking performance from a 75mm cooler. Moreover, do not forget that Cooler Master GeminII S is priced at a very affordable level of only $39.
Among other advantages I definitely have to point out that the cooler is universal and supports PWM control of the fan rotation speed, so it becomes noisy only during maximum CPU utilization (37.4dBA/1m). And when you do some everyday work or play games with major load on the graphics card, you can’t hear it at all even against a relatively quiet system case.
I would also like to mention again that you can add another fan to Cooler Master GeminII S and make it even more functional: it will also cool the memory modules or the mainboard chipset heatsink. As a result, you get a cooler with a very attractive price-to-performance combination. Cooler Master definitely did a very good job.