I'm getting a bit worried after having such severe errors myself, and reading about others here, so I'm wondering if anyone has a NUC 6 that is fully working as intended. If you have a system running without crashes, freezes or non-working components, please share the following information:
Thanks in advance.
Finally jumping in after my NUC6i5SYH has been running for just shy of a month. Windows 10 Pro, 32GB g.skill DDR4 RAM, Samsung 850, 500GB and 2TB HDD. Sticking with BIOS 0028 until I have less critical work to do, then will jump to 0036, or whatever else Intel has to offer then. Running: MS Word, Corel WP, Thunderbird, Adobe PS, LR, Acrobat Standard, and Firefox.
Experienced Bluetooth simultaneous disconnects from my MS mouse and Filco keyboard in the first week, but that seems to have settled down now. Also during the first week found the unit overheating after a Windows update (an update which might have been what cleared up the Bluetooth issue). Discovered the overheating purely by chance, as I was rearranging my desk and noticed how hot the box was when I moved it. Fan not running. Rebooted and the fan started and the problem went away and has stayed away since, although I find myself touching the box every half hour or so just in case (just did so now).
My previous machine was a Dell XPS 400 tower, which ran flawlessly from day one and for the next 11 years.
My (2nd) NUC6i5SYH has been running just fine for about 3-4 weeks now. Once in a while when it awakes, I don't get a video signal, but it's been fairly infrequent. However, tonight, just as atget reported, I just happened to reach up and put my hand on it and it was extremely hot! I restarted it and entered BIOS and the fan was not running. I restarted it again, entered into BIOS, and the fan began running at high speed. Temps came down to normal. I'll be watching it very closely from now on. Too bad, I was just getting comfortable that it was stable...
I bought an Intel NUC6I5SYH just a week ago.
It's still working without any issues but so far I used it only for a couple of days.
This is my configuration:
Then my question: I'm planning on installing an m.2 SSD but I noticed that the 80mm length card would lie on top of the the integrated WIFI module.
Since I don't need a lot of space (120GB or even 60GB will be enough) would it make sense to buy a 40mm length m.2 card?
This should prevent the WIFI module from being overheated by the SSD.
Does a smaller capacity SSD produce less heat?
Thanks in advance
@Intel guys - is some difference between 4GB or 8GB modules? Maybe when more RAM is available for OS, OS allocate more RAM for itself...maybe there is some timeout in this process...or something like that...But that's question for Microsoft probably, they should determine, what everything OS do after showing logon screen... Or maybe is really some problem with M.2 disks.,...80% of guys here are using M.2 disks..
There is always that chance, but as the table you created showed, people have had issues with both 4GB and 8GB modules. Be assured we are investigating all scenarios. Thanks for the ideas though.
When using virtual machines in example. Or big Excel Sheets or Power Points. Or whatever. For some reason, rado77 bought 16 GB and is using a 64bit OS ....
Actually, there is no benefit turning off the Page file, you do not gain any performance increase. But you limit the way, Windows handles its memory.
I advise you to RMA it. Get another one.
YOU have a non functioning unit, YOU paid a lot of money for a little high-end machine that not only didn't meet your expectations (one can expect a PC to last longer than 1 month), and turned itself into a brick. YOU are not the only one with this, so are many others on this site alone.
Don't let it be your problem, make it Intel's problem.
I did, I am on my 3rd now.
Though I wish I had read this site before I purchased it.
I will give Intel this week, and then I will RMA it. It is the first time in 25 years that I have to RMA computer hardware. I never buy the latest unproven hardware, I usually wait 6 months before buying and read reviews and visit forums like this one just to be sure this things don't happen to the HW I am interested in buying. I never expected Intel to have this kind of issues. It seems that this is a clear case of rushed hardware. The perception I have from the brand took a massive hit, and the problema is that nothing assures me that it won't happen with the replacement/s.
Well this is a little worrying. I got my 6th gen NUC today. It bench marked fine on the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (it actually murdered my 4th Gen i7 laptop by way of comparison). Never got above 69 degrees, fan didn't need to whir up and unlike the i7 which had 20% throttling it didn't throttle once for even a second. I've restarted a dozen times (thanks windows update), turned it off completely, moved its location and am typing on it. Its really fast, no issues at all.
I stuck Windows 10 Pro on it using an ISO on an external USB SSD. I downloaded the wifi drivers from Intel and manually added those using the same SSD external drive. I am using Crucial Memory, seems a niche choice looking at all the hyperX people in this thread, but then touch wood, so far so good.- 6th Gen NUC Core i5-6260U, NUC6i5SYK (M.2 drive only)- Crucial DDR4 SODIMM 8GB (2x4GB) 1.2V 2133MHz Memory
- Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD-Windows 10 Pro
Good luck guys. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed I don't have the luck of some people in this thread. And I hope you all sort your issues. :-(
My ASUS vivobook, 4th gen i7 (4500U) is running circles around this NUC, in regard to heat production, noise and performance.
Yet another disappointment, I had expected things to be the other way around. I thought I'd gain 20% performance compared to the Haswell, man was I wrong.
Today I tried playing the 2 year old Wolfenstein New Order, I must say the graphics were amazing. But 3 minutes into the first level the game stopped responding. Tried again 2 times, the game froze again. Conclusion: the 6th GEN Skylake cannot play Wolfenstein, where the vivobook runs lamost anything I throw at it.
Today, I played in windowed mode, so I could ALT-TAB and peak from time to time at my CPU temperatures. Temperatures being around 80 degrees after a few minutes of game-play; I quit immediately, IMO sustained high temperatures are disastrous for the NUC's skylake.
Hell yeah, you may be able to write a Word document or edit a simple spreadsheet with your state of the art NUC, but don't ask too much of it.
Even my 12 year old Dell XPS Core 2 does a better job.
Yes my disappointment in the skylake grows by the day, I now seem to have a working unit, but I can't put it to work. Heck, my second NUC turned to toast after I left it idle for a few hours. Go figure.
It will be interesting to see what the Intel engineers find out. I use my NUC as a HTPC and was watching streaming video the first time I saw a WHEA error. Although I leave it on 24/7, it took about 6 weeks before there was a problem, and somewhere around the 4 or 5 week mark I updated from 0028 to 0036.
I'm wondering the same.
But I doubt the WHEA errors can be fixed by a software solution, I think it is flawed hardware causing this.
But still I wonder what Intel will come up with, I have no idea what percentage of faulty units it takes before they organize a recall.
1st, 2nd on 0028. After the WHEA loop started in the first unit, I updated BIOS to 0033 (current at that time, now pulled).
Nope it didn't fix the issue, had to RMA it.
The 3rd NUC is also on 0028 which it came with and I have no intention of updating r changing settings.
IMO this Visual Bios has too many settings that if the user makes a mistake, it might break your precious little box.
Are you dustint over there? I only ask as that user said something about his Surface Book and Skylake, but didn't exactly say if they were having issues with the Surface Book or not. It could be useful to see if they are.