I have a new (4 weeks old) NUC8i7BEH, with 16GB Ram, 250GB M2 HDD, in the start I used my NAS for music files, around a week ago I installed a SDD (Samsung MZ-76E1T0B/EU Internal SATA SSD 860 EVO 1 TB) for music files, since then the fan have been running all the time, it didn’t before.
Is there anyone that have a good idea why, I can´t believe that it is because of the power need for the SSD?
You have fan off selected and fan should be off when temperature go under 40. Problem is that temperature is basically never that low. In normal settings (no fan off used) fan runs all the time.
I also had same issues (nuc8i3) and did not want fan to keep spinning all the time. I tried raising fan off temperature but result was that fan stopped for minute or two and started again. If you try it do not raise it too high!
Even if fan is nearly silent I did not want it to spin all the time and got Akasa fanless case…
Intel forums also have information about fan settings:(more can be found with search)
Fan Control Mode -> “Quiet” or “Fanless”.
But “Fanless” is not really fanless ))
I use “Quiet” for ROCK.
Also for ROCK I disabled some unused built-in devices, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, audio, etc.
When NUC is not busy playing music, it is totally silent, but during playback and Roon library update I hear fan is running anyway.