1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 19, 2014 3:20 PM by joe_intel

    Intel® NUC Kits D54250WYKH BIOS settings and Overclocking




      Here is the BIOS glossary doc: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/biosglossary_nuc_v03.pdf

      But it doesn't say anything else that can't also be read in the BIOS help text.


      So here comes some questions to some BIOS pictures:




      1) What type of external devices does SATA Port 0 Hot Plug Capability support?


      This system has got two SSD drives which scores 7.9/7.9 in WEI. For example it is no problem to install two programs at the same time on them in compare to the typical harddrive with wheels and moving heads where that would easily cause lagging. So nothing to upgrade here.



      Since the system has got 16 GB ram, the GD minimum memory might as well get 1 GB.



      2) PCI Latency Timer, is there anything to improve there? What is it?




      3) Is there anything to improve here???

      4) This page has got a link reference to Intel Tunningplan?

      5) Basically this NUC is like the ideal windows desktop since the very first PCs, because it is super quiet, super small, it is super customizable and it can run 3D video games. But is it being used at its full potential with default settings?

      Windows Experience Index on this NUC looks like this:


      6) Since the processor has got "booster capabilities" maybe the calculation for processor isn't accurate? Or is there something to enable via the Intel Tuning Plan???

      7) Is it possible to get the WEI score for graphics above 7.0 via tuning/settings?



      8) Are these power settings configured correctly?


      By the way this hardware also has the simplest update page compared to many: Intel® Download Center. Just press Relevance and newest to follow up. It equals Microsoft Windows Update in simplicity!

        • 1. Re: Intel® NUC Kits D54250WYKH BIOS settings and Overclocking

          I will try to answer your questions:


          1 – In this case you probably mean internal devices. You may want to check the following lists:


          2 – The PCI Latency Timer limits the time in clock cycles that a PCI device can hold the PCI bus. Only applies to conventional PCI devices.

          There is a good explanation here: http://www.techarp.com/showfreebog.aspx?lang=0&bogno=138


          3 – We only suggest using default values for the performance settings. You may be able to change some settings based on the Intel® NUC BIOS Glossary document you linked above or according to the information publicly available on other internet sites. Keep in mind that overclocking may have an impact in system stability; it can result in data corruption, increased temperatures and unreliable system behavior.  It will shorten the life of your product and voids the warranty of your processor.


          4 – The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is available mostly for unlocked retail Intel® Core processors. For more information please go to the FAQ section: http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/faq


          5 – You can search on the internet for what other users have to say in regards of their experience with different settings. Hopefully other community members will express themselves here. I suggest you always keep in mind the message explained in point 3.


          6 / 7 – I believe this is explained above. Do not hesitate to ask if something was not covered or if it needs more detailed explanation.


          8 – The Intel® processor is set to high performance while it will still take advantage of power saving features.