First of all, before you go off blaming the hardware unduly, I suggest that you get on the Microsoft forums and get someone to help you analyze one of the BSOD dumps and tell you what they can regarding why it occurred (kind of error, in what module, etc.). The issue is most likely not the hardware; it is more likely a driver problem; you won't know without this analysis...
I would add too that, while successfully running a memory test tool like MemTest86 or MemTest86+ is a pretty good indicator of good working memory, it is not an absolute guarantee. I had a bad (albeit DDR3) DIMM that MemTest86+ found no issues with, yet, in operation within an O/S environment, it repeatedly failed.
So I ran the processor diagnostic tool and the results are ok, I think:
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Number of Physical Cores: 2
Number of Logical Cores: 4
Installed System Memory: 8 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Graphics Information: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
System Product: NUC6I3SYB
System BIOS: SYSKLi35.86A.0057.2017.0119.1758
--- IPDT64 - End Time: 2/7/2017 11:58:14 AM
--- IPDT64 - Result: Pass
All that I have left to replace is the keyboard and the HDD. Can any of these 2 give BSODs?
Good to hear the processor passed the test.
BSOD might come from motherboard, processor, memory, HDD, operating system and some other computer components.
Sorry for the late reply.
Today I finally swapped every third party hardware that didn't come with the intel nuc in the box:
- Windows 10 reinstalled
I'm going to send it in for warranty. I just can't see any other solution.
First of all thank you Intel very much for replacing my NUC 6i3SYH under warranty.
Although I bought the NUC from a romanian retailer, I reached out to Intel for warranty and they replaced my NUC in 5 days. And that includes transportation to and from the Netherlands. So thank you.
Now the problem
The ssd, ram and keyboard are the same as before.
The unit I received did not boot at first. Or I should say I pressed the on/off button, the blue led lit up, the fans started spinning, but no display. Tried it multiple times.
Then i left it on, even if there was no display.The next time I pressed the on/off button to try again, after about 15 mins, the display appeared. Manufacturing mode was written right below INTEL NUC on the bootup screen. The BIOS version is 0057, the latest.
Went into Windows, did a restart and no display. Tried a couple more times and it started. Went into BIOS setup and loaded defaults. Now I have over an hour of trying but no success.
What can I do?
L.E. Now it booted. It takes like 15-20 tries to start up.
Thanks for the information.
That's unfortunate. Please confirm if the Intel® NUC boots fine now.
Have you tried different SSD or different memory?
Well I know it's been 2 months since the last message, but here it goes.
2 Months ago I tested both another SSD and RAM. It did the same. It would start after 15-20 tries.
But after it started there were no problems, so I kept it on all the time. It was on for about 1 month and a half until today.
Today the power went out and so did the NUC. After power was restored I tried starting the NUC but after 1 hour of trying to start it, I gave up.
I will try and send it back for warranty and see what happens. If it would only start I might not send it back, but to no avail.
Thank you for taking the time and update this thread.
It's sad to hear this is still happening. Please try contacting Intel support for warranty service.