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Can’t Stand the Heat?

The Intel NUC has been having “fainting” spells. Lots of write up about the problem in the Intel NUC forums and elsewhere on the internet. No one has the cause so therefore no solution. It is a random but re-occurring act.

I thought it might be the new embedded Linux feature. I disabled that feature but it has not proven to have been a contributing cause.

Just about every component and accessory has been questioned. Most users experiencing this action think it is some sort of driver software problem. It is certainly tied to the video in some fashion.

I think it acts like a thermal problem. That would […] Continue reading » Can’t Stand the Heat?

Intel NUC Fan

Intel NUC

The cooling fan on my Intel NUC minicomputer suddenly went berserk. Sounded like it threw a bearing. A coffee grinder making espresso grind would have been quieter.

I did some Internet research (Intel NUC fan noise) and it seems like the fan has been a problem for these machines. The noisy fan is not an unusual problem.

There is a three-year warranty on the components, so it can be covered by warranty. Two options it seems. Intel can send a fan and you change it yourself, or in my case (pun intended) since I have one of the “kit” version built up by a vendor, […] Continue reading » Intel NUC Fan