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If you are using Windows and you are using the right Intel® HD Graphics driver for the Intel® NUC, there should not be any increase for the noise. The Intel® HD Graphics driver will help to work only with the graphics controller portion and not the processor itself and this should not increase the noise. The noise could increase if you are using the Microsoft Basic Driver, since this is just a basic driver and it could make the processor work and not filter the tasks for the graphics controller portion.
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