Intel Issues Simple Fix for NUC Overheating

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d3v

If it heats up in colder climes how is it going to function in tropical countries?

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Sir Hobbes3

I'd like to assume that part of the overheating problem is caused be tards sitting the NUC on a spot where it can't vent, but people that would most likely buy the NUC hopefully are smarter than that.

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PCLinuxguy

I suppose places like Toms, PC perspective and Maximum PC are tards then:-P Those are the only places I heard of the overheating issue was in their testing labs in an open area where it gets more than adequate venting.
(wasn't being snarky was trying to joke with you :-) )

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TheMissingPiece

Freezing up due to heat...hehehehe.

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jgottberg

The irony... lol!

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Innomasta

I think there's a disconnect between the developer and the consumer. I'm sure this unit worked fine on the test table in their nicely air conditioned room, where there was no malfunctioning AC or lack of airflow.. but here's the thing.. the public is RETARDED. Any device released has to be able to withstand most if not all possible thermal scenarios. AKA tiny little cupboards, bedsheets, teenagers, etc.

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vrmlbasic

This reminds me of the now-legendary "You're holding it wrong" line spoken by Steve Jobs regarding the reception problems with the iPhone.

Perhaps Intel decided to forgo beta testing of this product and decided to do what all the "cool" game studios are doing: releasing their product officially to market and letting the early adopters pay for the privilege of being de facto beta testers?

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vrmlbasic

I agree. Where was the product testing?

Also, where was the NUC all this time? There was so much hype at first but then it seemed to disappear from the tech radar, by and large, only to pop back up again here.

...I'm disappointed they didn't recommend wrapping a towel around it.

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FrostyWinnipeg

Product testing was done by various PC websites such as MaxPC and PCPer who both said it overheated and crashed.

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jgottberg

The point is that the burden of product testing lies solely on Intel, not trade publications.

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jgottberg

I find it truly amazing in this era of highly-utilized computer aided design, stuff like this is still an issue. I mean, really? Did the marketing department get their hands on some hardware, slap it together and send it out the door before R&D got a hold of it to make sure that even the most basic design elements such as thermal efficiency was tested first?

I could understand if it were some really obscure issue that only surfaced in the most bizarre of configurations but over-heating? come on.

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LatiosXT

This is what marketing does. They will take your unfinished product and make outrageous claims that you will never fit into the budget allotted to you.

Speaking from experience by the way.

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jgottberg

lol, same... My comment is based on experience...

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DeltaFIVEengineer

+1