5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2016 11:35 AM by Amy_Intel

    NUC6i5SY Memtest86 freezes if 1 SATA or NVMe device attached

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      I'm experiencing unstable behavior (random freezes and crashes) and are not able to install Win 10 on the NUC.


      After reading other discussions about memory issues I decided to run Memtest86+

      I installed Memtest86 (6.2.0) on a USB key. At first Memtest boots, displays a text menu and then crashes, reporting ¨ISOLINUX 4.06 0x50ac094d ETCD¨

      And now it gets interesting. If I attach a SATA device, Memtest runs fine. I reproduced this several times.

      Next I removed the NVMe and kept the SATA SSD, Memtest freezes again (without the ISO:INUX message)

      Next I removes both NVMe and SATA SSD, Memtest runs ok


      Conclusion:

      Memtest runs OK if:

      No SATA and no NVMe SSD are present

      SATA and NVMe SSD are present


      Mmetest freezes if SATA or NVMe SSD are present


      I do not understand this. Maybe the NUC UEFI/BIOS initializations is different with or without SATA/NVMe devices?


      system:     NUC6i5SYB

      RAM:        1x8G Transcend TS1GSH64V1H

      NVMe:      Samsung 950 PRO 256G NVMe SSD

      SATA:       Unigerr 64G SSD (connected on SATA interface, external powered)