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You're talking to someone who owns and used one. The moment you stick it onto a chip that's even remotely hot... it isn't very good. Even with dual 100+cfm fans. I'm not sure why. I hit 1.5v on my brisbane... that cooler was dead in the water... temps were in the 60's. It idles in the low-40's. So disappointing. At stock it did pretty well. And if you've got a c2d? You can forget the GeminII. There are much better out there.
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You're talking to someone who owns and used one. The moment you stick it onto a chip that's even remotely hot... it isn't very good. Even with dual 100+cfm fans. I'm not sure why. I hit 1.5v on my brisbane... that cooler was dead in the water... temps were in the 60's. It idles in the low-40's. So disappointing. At stock it did pretty well. And if you've got a c2d? You can forget the GeminII. There are much better out there.
Let me guess, youre using Intel chips? GeminII doesn't even come with a backplate for Intel chips so the tight contact might even be the issue. The evidence is overwhelming. If I was you, I would find an error or mistake somewhere because the GeminII should be cooling your Brisbane with ease.
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post #23 of 34
DFI is the smart choice my friend... If your cooler has a AM2 bracket it should work fine

Get the Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme with 2 x fm121 fans...works like a charm
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post #24 of 34
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You're talking to someone who owns and used one. The moment you stick it onto a chip that's even remotely hot... it isn't very good. Even with dual 100+cfm fans. I'm not sure why. I hit 1.5v on my brisbane... that cooler was dead in the water... temps were in the 60's. It idles in the low-40's. So disappointing. At stock it did pretty well. And if you've got a c2d? You can forget the GeminII. There are much better out there.
You do realize that those readings are probably wrong right? I don't know what kind of motherboard you're using but a lot of em don't read brisbane temps correctly, I get 38 idle and towards 55 load with 2950mhz 1.55v with an AC freezer pro.. What are you temps now with that E4300?
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post #25 of 34
the gemin2 is not that good!
do some more research.
You will see that the thermalright 120extreme ownes it.

You can still keep your fans..
But just dont go for the gemin2.

Sorry to tell you.
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post #26 of 34
professional reviews are great, but real life user have the upper hand in round the clock usage.
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post #27 of 34
The DFI is the better board but it is picky about memory and power supplies. So do your homework before you buy.

Also go with an Ultra 120 or Ultra 120 Extreme and rum 2 120's. Keeps my X2-6000 cool at 1.6v.
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post #28 of 34
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You do realize that those readings are probably wrong right? I don't know what kind of motherboard you're using but a lot of em don't read brisbane temps correctly, I get 38 idle and towards 55 load with 2950mhz 1.55v with an AC freezer pro.. What are you temps now with that E4300?
Thats what I thought. GeminII is rated one of the best by many pro reviewers and personal reviews as well. Even check out newegg's reviews.
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the gemin2 is not that good!
do some more research.
You will see that the thermalright 120extreme ownes it.

You can still keep your fans..
But just dont go for the gemin2.

Sorry to tell you.

Thermalight 120 doesn't cool your memory, gpu and mobo like the GeminII does either and it costs twice as much.
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Thermalight 120 doesn't cool your memory, gpu and mobo like the GeminII does either and it costs twice as much.
you don't need memory cooling;
it doesn't cool the gpu noticeable
and motherboard, you'll be better of with a fan specially for the motherboard cooling
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