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NUC, NUC… Who’s There?

Yeah, another post about my NUC10.

I discovered a new system software update for my Intel NUC10. I occasionally wander to the Intel website and do a systems upgrade check.

The Intel NUC has a website: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/intel-driver-support-assistant.html  It will test the NUC real time and advise and provide proper updates for the machine that is asking. Very cool, IMHO.

I have posted the paragraph above in a previous article.

My NUC10 has continued doing its lockup (seizure) tricks. It was well behaved for a couple of weeks and I thought the issue was resolved. Wrong. It continued but far less often. But any system lockup is unacceptable.

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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?

Playing in the Sandbox

The New Dual Boot NUC7 – Sandbox II

Sandbox is a name I gave to my Linux computer years ago. It recently was disintegrated by a lighting strike. That’s speaking (writing) figuratively as it didn’t really turn into dust. But the end result is the same.

I now have my sandbox II operating. I still call it “sandbox” on my network. The roman II is not necessary.

This sandbox is a dual boot Intel NUC7. It will selectively run either LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) or Windows 10. That means they are both installed but only one (or the other) will operate at one time. There is […] Continue reading » Playing in the Sandbox

Strange Encounter of the First Kind

Definitely not meeting up with the space aliens. But strange things started happening with my Intel NUC mini PC. It seemed to be possessed by something.

The computer started freezing. Meaning it froze the screen display and would not respond to any user inputs. Total system lock-up.

Microsoft and WIN10 (I have pro) are always doing updates and changing things. So it is very difficult to know in which direction to look for the problem. Also, I have had several firmware updates to the NUC embedded software (Archaically referenced as the BIOS)

The only way to escape the freeze was to pull the power plug and recover from a […] Continue reading » Strange Encounter of the First Kind

Lazarus

Lazarus

The new Intel NUC10 arrived and the 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD and the 32GB RAM from the old NUC7 was installed. Glad to say all the drives and memory are in perfect working condition. Operating exactly as they should.

What surprised me was the WIN10 OS was perfectly happy in its new home. I had expected it to stop working with the new computer ID. It seems I registered the original install using my Microsoft Account ID. So, it continued doing its OS thing perfectly happy with its new surroundings.

I now own an unused new version of WIN10 Pro Retail I can […] Continue reading » Lazarus