I bought the NUC a few days ago. Installing RAM, SSD, Windows 10 Home clean Install, all went well. Next step was to install all related Drivers from Intel.com as well as the Bios upgrade to 0041. I copied lots of stuff, around 400gb, to the ssd, looked Videos, TV Streaming for testing, no problems here. Installed and played an Online game with no problems at all. I didn´t change anything in the bios. Fan speed was on Balanced and RAM speed was out of the box @2400. Next day I installed TES4 - Oblivion, which is an older game and compatible with Windows 10. Played it for around 10 minutes @60 fps. Temperature was around 85° Celsius at highest, Room temperature 21° Celsius. After the 10 minutes I got the 1st freeze. System, Mouse and Keyboard didn`t respond anymore. Only a Hardreset sovled this problem. I tried this game again with lower settings, after 5 minutes the next freeze. So I stopped playing this game. After a while i wanted to play the Online game, which worked earlier and got also freezes now, means as good as unplayable. Now after 4 days of use, it gets more and more worse with this freezes. I must be happy to start Windows without a freeze, but however than it freezes there after a minute. The NUC also freeze in the visual bios. Each freeze need a hardreset to get rid of. This little thing is really a nightmare, lol. I gave up for now to avoid to break something.
Kingston HyperX Impact 32GB Kit (2x16GB) - DDR4 2400MHz CL14 SODIMM
Sandisk X400 Sata 6G 1Tb
Samsung Syncmaster SA300 @1080p + hdmi to dvi-d cable
Windows 10 Home
What I tested?
Set to cool - still freeze
Set to cool @55° - still freeze
1st stick at bottom - still freeze
2nd stick at bottom - still freeze
newest Beta 15.40.xx.4530 - still freeze
older drivers - still freeze
windows basic driver - still freeze
deinstall and install actual 4501 driver - still freeze
repaired and installed windows again - still freeze
deleted all files and installed windows again - still freeze
Now I cannot test much more because the system is just a few minutes stable at best before it start to freeze. It doesn`t matter if I start the system or if I am in the visual bios. I haven`t realized any overheating during the short time when the NUC worked. I also found no problems with the SSD and RAM. It looks like a GPU problem to me.
I am not sure if it is a Hardware defect or really just a driver problem.
Maybe someone can help me to make sure if I have to start an RMA.