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Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:57 am

We’ve spent pretty much all our free time this week using the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK and if you couldn’t tell from our review, we love the new design and the Intel 4th Generation Core i5-4250U Haswell processor that powers it. In our review we showed you the general performance of the system running at stock speeds. The one question that we didn’t answer at that time is how it performs when overclocked. There aren’t too many things that you can overclock on the NUC since the CPU multiplier and bus speeds are locked down, but we can overclock the DDR3 memory. In the past overclocking the memory clock frequency has yielded some pretty good results for memory bandwidth limited applications and gaming benchmarks. Read on to see how the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK performs with 1866MHz memory!

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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:32 am

Overclocking a NUC ... Pure genius.
It's pointless O:)
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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 pm

Oh, some people care :)

Heck, Intel is coming out with Intel SSD Overclocking soon! Everyone would like to be able to bump up the speeds a bit. This article was to show the difference between 1866Mhz and 1600MHz DDR3L memory kits. Lots of people will have to go buy new DDR3 low power memory kits for the Haswell NUC's.
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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby smalitro » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:18 pm

I agree it is not pointless. getting a few percent power boost may be worth the premium for faster RAM.

But for uss all extremly low power consumption users id would be realy nice - i dont know if I ask to much - to know the power impact of the faster ram and in reverse the performance impact of only using one Ram module. As you were so kind to test in your other review it is possible to drop the power requirements even further only using one module. It may or may not be be an interesting trade of.

Thanks as always for this great review.
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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby Major_A » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:10 pm

I would be upset if I spent a bunch of money on a NUC and some good RAM to find that it wouldn't boot. After dealing with an Intel board right now I know for a fact their BIOS engineers are pure CRAP. Another reason to pickup the Gigabyte Brix. Hell with the Brix, Gigabyte might have left the option open in the BIOS to play with the Turbo Boost. Then you can do the old(ish) trick of maxing out the Turbo Boost for all the cores and get a marginal "overclock".
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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby crossblade » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:41 am

I Agree this situation would be really frustrating, but that is what these reviews are useful for. You can establish what hardware will work before.


But I personally will stick with intel because – in my experience – if you get it to work, it will be rock solid. No sudden instabilities after 2 years . and the great hardware like Intel NICs (no realtek) and simpy a no fuss approach were you don’t have anny bling but the hardware you need. This is sole a personal opinion but intel hardware failed to disappoint me up until now. :supz:
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Re: Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking

Postby Major_A » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:23 am

I can almost 100% guarantee you that Foxconn made the motherboard in the NUC for Intel. From my personal results Gigbyte has been rock solid, going back to a Gigabyte KT133 board that refused to die after years of me tinkering with it. I threw it out earlier this year and it was still in perfect working order.
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