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As you may know the processor of your NUC is not unlocked therefore, changing the processor’s frequencies is not supported in this case.
However, there are some settings in BIOS that are useful to ensure that the NUC will be working on peak performance.
Please ensure to have the feature “Max Performance Enabled” checked. This is under Power tab.
Under Performance > Processor tab make sure that the Intel Turbo Boost Technology feature is enabled.
Also please make sure that your BIOS is up to date to ensure the proper functionality of your device.
Additionally, are you experiencing any issue related with performance with your NUC? If so, I would appreciate if you could provide more details about it.
Intel Technical Support Technician
So I have the settings as you recommend. My questions are specific to certain power options, namely:
1) Intel Dynamic Power Tech is set to Energy Efficient - Should this be off or custom?
2) The optimal performance value for PPL1 - Note it is set in seconds not watts?
3) What about PPL2 which seems to be in watts?
4) and finally, Package Powre Tau. The default setting is 0. Is there a better setting to maximize performance?
Our support recommendation is that you set up your system to "Optimal Defaults" [F9] key in BIOS, this was the system runs using the perfect combination between performance and power consumption. If you wish to modify the BIOS settings to achieve a particular goal I would recommend that you look for a benchmarking tool and make modifications to the BIOS one by one so that you what was changed and how to revert back, some modifications may negatively affect the system.
Optimal Defaults - is what we provide as a recommendation you may also look for further technical details and customize your system, see some extra details below (some of them already part of the BIOS description):
When operating in turbo mode, the processor monitors its own power and adjusts the processor and graphics frequencies to maintain the average power within limits over a thermally significant time period. The processor estimates the package power for all components on the package, the processor also protects itself by using the Adaptive Thermal Monitor.
Intel Dynamic Power Tech is set to Energy Efficient - Configures processor power management features. Setting this to Off will disable Enhance Intel SpeedStep Technology and Intel Intel Turbo Boos Technology. Disabling this option will lead to an increase in power usage and Turbo Boost has also measurable benefit on the system's performance. Setting this up to "Custom" will offer the option to pick the status for Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and OS ACPI C2 report (processor maintains all software-visible state, may take longer to wake up. This processor state is optional).
Package Power Limit 1 (Sustained 30) - Intel Turbo Boost Technology will control processor power usage to the Sustained Mode: Power Limit over a moving average time window: Sustained Mode Time (specified in seconds).
Package Power Limit 2 (Burst Mode 64) - Intel Turbo Boost Technology will use this power limit for a very short duration. After that, the Sustained Mode Power Limit will be used. The recommended value is 1.3x the Sustained Mode Power Limit.
Package Power Time Window Tau - Intel Turbo Boost Technology will control processor power usage to the Sustained Mode Power Limit over a moving average time window: Sustained Mode Time (specified in seconds)
You may also refer back to the 10th Generation DataSheet https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/10th-gen-core-families-datasheet-vol-1-datasheet.pdf
I hope this helps,
Thank you for your response.
I would like to inform you that your feedback was provided to the appropriate department to take it into consideration.
That being said, I would strongly recommend following the recommendations provided in the previous post to ensure system top performance and stability.
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We really appreciate your time and patience in this process.
Intel Technical Support Technician