I have a Intel Nuc with CPU 10710u CPU.
On BIOS Setup, Cooling Custom option.
It can turning the Minimal Fan Duty cycle (%).
Does it possible to add on option to limited the Max Fan Duty cycle(%)? It is reasonable request.
Maybe the Max Fan Duty cycle must large >= 30% (The same as Fix Fan control).
1. Yes, it can be done if you set in BIOS Cooling the Fan Mode to Custom. See the attached image for the settings in this mode: Fan Off capability - Disabled, Processor 60, 30, 2, CPU VR 60, 30, 2. This setting will set your fan RPM to ~ 1750.
2. You may try other settings also (still the fan should be silent): 70, 40, 2 and 60, 40, 2 respectively. This setting will set your fan RPM to ~ 2200.
I agree that the implementation of a smoothing algorithm in the EC would allow temperature spikes to be dampened and avoid over-compensating with blower speed. In fact, I already suggested this to the NUC development team (though I may have been too fancy in my suggested implementation)...
I will follow up with the team...
Yes, I guess, it might need to implement/Improve the EC feature.
Because Intel NUC always have a Fix Fan Duty (%) ... It have already tell USER, The feature can be improvement.
Current, my setting is still keep on Fix Fan Duty (%), But I hope it can be more smart integrate into Custom Option.