My replacement NUC has arrived today and I have updated to BIOS 0039.
I do notice there is an entry saying "Fixed an issue so that the fan will now spin in ready mode.", which may be the cause why my first NUC bricked with WHEA.
I'm suspicious that the whole WHEA problem is caused by poor cooling that damages a component on the board.
So I am still waiting for reply. I am on Bios 28 still. Should I update to 39? (is there a risk that my fan will stop under certain conditions?) I am unsure what to do. I don't want to update to 39 and find I have other issues instead such as the WHEA problem or others which have been reported here.
I share RexZhang's suspicion. I switched to 0036 and haven't had cooling issues since. I did while running under 0028 and caught the unit overheating, although I think I caught it before damage was done. Before I discovered the overheating problem Bluetooth would occasionally drop my keyboard and mouse--I'm wondering whether the unit was overheating and causing this. Now that I'm running under 0036 and the cooling issue seems resolved my NUC's been rock solid. I've never had WHEA problems. I'm not going to switch to 0039 unless my unit shows problems.
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neily, at the moment my recommendation is to go with the latest BIOS version Download BIOS Update [SYSKLi35.86A], this BIOS version was developed to improve previous issues reported with the older versions. There are a lot of users reporting that their NUC's are working fine with this version.
If you want to check the key issues fixed with this version, visit https://downloadmirror.intel.com/25864/eng/SY_0039_ReleaseNotes.pdf.
For what its worth, this morning I successfully updated to BIOS version 36, then BIOS version 39, via the self extracting Windows method.
System particulars for comparison purposes:
Processor: Intel Core i5-626OU CUP @ 1.80GHz
Batch # CNG65CG24Z [from packaging/box]
Date of Manufacture: 17DEC2015 [from packaging/box]
Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4 – 2133 Mhz CL 13 260 [2 x 8GB]
Samsung V-NAND SSD 950 PRO M.2 MVM Express [256GB]
Crucial M500 2.5-inch Sold State Drive [480GB]
Windows 10 Home
Just curious, did u ever have any problems described here on this forum with your NUC? Or u been lucky?
my config is similar to yours:
NUC6i5SYH (BIOS 28)
DoM 7th Jan 2016
Bought/received 24th Feb 2016
Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4-2133 (2 x 8GB)
Sandisk x400 1TB SSD
Microsoft Designer Desktop Bluetooth
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
P2415Q Monitor (displayport) AC511 usb soundbar