not quite sure if I understood your question, but besides working with the NUC nothing specifically happened. 99% of its users do not use heavy programs; only MS Office, DOS program, Exact and minor Windows programs.
I have read on the internet about the heating problems with NUC:
So basically I think the NUCs (read SSD) get overheated, because the NUC cannot get rid off its heat easily when mounted upside down under the desk. Heat travels upwards and in this case it gets bounced by the iron plate and table it selves. The SSD is basically then surrounded by heat and gets to warm which causes the SSD from working (crash), BSOD and even getting broken :-(
The last time I have checked with a NUC, which was mounted beneath a table, the bottom of the NUC was warm (not hot), but a lot warmer compared to a NUC which was on the table. The ones on table are not warm, you feel a little bit of warm but the warm of the bottom is the same as rest of the NUC. So basically, in our case, the NUCs beneath the table are getting the warm.
We have to look for another solution and that will probably be a basket between the monitor and its arm.
At least you should hear the fan running at max speed.
Also, when the Processor reaches its maximum temperature, it will switch to lowest P-State for processor and graphics, which allows the proc to cool down.
I have a NUC6i5SYK - I did not find any limitations in the technical product specifications of the board except:
"Failure to ensure appropriate airflow may result in reduced performance of both the processor and/or voltage regulator or, in some instances, damage to the board."
Can you tell us more about the BSOD?
Could you please let us know the SSD model?
Can you confirm if the lid comes with the thermal pad?
we have models Transcend SSD340 and SSD370.
Both the D54250WYKH2 and 5I5RYH have thermal pad.
I cannot confirm about fan sound... there are a lot of people and sound at each floor, so people will not hear anything especially when it is mounted beneath desk.
I think that the prudent thing to do at this point is install software that will record the temperatures being seen. That way, you will have an indication of what is happening just prior to the failure. If it is temperature, there are things that we can do about that...
Agree. But I would put a failing NUC in normal position to find out, if the problem really is related to the upside-down position. What I see from your picture, it should be possible to do this using the corpus under the desk.
Please also note, there is a new BIOS 0039 which fixes some issues:
Hi Amy (and others),
I will download and install Speedfan, but I will test it next week because from tomorrow I will be off till Tuesday.
I will also take a screenshot from the BSOD.
Keep us posted.