1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 9, 2017 1:39 PM by N.Scott.Pearson

    NUC6i7KYK Fan Noise

    i_have_no_name

      Hey Everyone,

       

      This seems to be a fairly common issue, but I'm experiencing a huge amount of fan noise on my NUC6i7KYK.

      I've tried:

      • Updating all software/drivers and restarting
      • Clearing out the fan with compressed air
      • Unscrewing the blower, lifting it gently, and ensuring that no cables are hitting the fan

       

      This began to occur around the same time as I updated the bios, but I'm not certain how soon after the bios upgrade this issue first presented.

       

      I've attached a picture of the board, along with a noise sample taken from the device.

       

      Any advice or suggestions on how to fix this would be wonderful

        • 1. Re: NUC6i7KYK Fan Noise
          N.Scott.Pearson

          Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the update of the BIOS to cause issues in a NUC's BIOS configuration (including fan speed control programming). In fact, I *always*, *always*, *always* completely reprogram the BIOS configuration after applying a BIOS update. That is, I immediately use F2 to enter BIOS Setup (Visual BIOS) and then F9 to load the BIOS configuration defaults. I then make only the changes to the configuration absolutely necessary for the hardware (boot order, SATA Mode, etc. - and yes, fan speed control programming). Don't forget to save the configuration as you exit Visual BIOS.

           

          I am not a fan of the preset fan speed control programming choices in many of the NUCs, but the KY NUC's is especially poor. Here is my recommended configuration:

          Give it a try and see if it helps,

          ...S