Put your ear as close to the NUC's back panel as you can and then do one of these operations. Is the sound occurring as the blower is speeding up? I wonder if the blades are rubbing on the blower's cowling...
i have done that just now (a little late, because of timezones), i started handbrake with x265 and the fanspeed didn't had an affect on this "hd access" / "clicking" sound.
it just increased normally and it sounded normal to me.
but in the moment that i started handbrake i had again this clicking sound.
not with the fan speedup, but with starting the software.
also on other occurrences like watching a gif or many gifs i hear this clicking.
if i would have an hdd i would not even suspect that something is wrong, but since its a ssd this is strange.
i suspect that maybe the voltage regulators make this noise.
but this noise shouldn't be there am i right?
Well, I have heard (pun intended ;^)) of cases where a high-pitch whine is generated (often described as ringing), but not a clicking noise (and not with this generation of NUCs).
Can you record this noise and attach it to your response? I want to get the Intel DEs listening to it.
ok ringing then. i don't know exactly how this is called.
its electrical and sometimes sounds like a disk access.
i tried to record it with my phone, and it was not so easy, but i think i have an record that works now.
i should get an microphone next time.
also i had the feeling it was a little louder when i started the nuc in the morning.
here it is, if you need more samples i can try, but i have the feeling my phone have problems to record this noise propably.
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We'll, that's not a sound I have heard out of a NUC before. I have sent a note to the DEs to look into this. Unfortunately, they won't be in the office until tomorrow morning (PST TZ), so a response won't be forthcoming today...
Sounds like the fan shroud is rubbing a little. You might want to call support and get an exchange for a new NUC.
Yes, that second attachment definitely sounds like the blades are rubbing on the blower cowling. What happens if you flip the NUC upside down while it is still running? Does the noise change/get worse?
i now put it upside down and started it, and it still has this behaviour.
it is also that it not has this sound the whole time, it runs fine without noise, but in the moment i start programs, load a picture, download something, then i hear this clicking sound, and it ends when the loading ends.
the speed of the fan don't change during this.
for example, i start a download, i get this noise, and after the loading it stops.
it is not the whole time. if i just let the nuc sit there it don't makes this noise.
it is also not incredible loud. but like an hdd that access something or a bit louder.
but regardless of what this noise comes from, i guess it is not normal, right?
if you load something with the nuc there is no noise to hear from the nuc?
if that is the case, i would exchange it for a new one.
how can i contact the support?
and what happens with my registered windows if i change the nuc?
Here are links to Intel Customer Support contact information, by geography:
You can also try the chat service (here: Intel Customer Support Chat Service), but this is English-only and subject to PST TZ office hours.
Hope this helps,
P.S. So long as you have logged into a Microsoft account at least once from this NUC, its Windows 10 digital entitlement will be stored on their servers and you will be able to reactivate it on the replacement NUC.
thx for your great help i will try that in the next few days.
and i will also register a microsoft account with it.
i always use local accounts, since i don't really need a microsoft account.
but in this case i will register it.
i also found this:
and this sounds similar to the issue i have.
and the knistern.m4a also sounds a bit similar to the noise i can hear.
but i'm not sure does the new nucs have such noise issues? or did i just have a monday device.
not that i replace it, and have the same problem again.