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[Guide] El Capitan on the Intel Broadwell NUC

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To be honest, I've only tried Windows 8/10. I'm not sure if there are special steps needed to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode, but maybe you can look for some references on that?
 
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Thanks for the help; I fixed it.
The output was saying "no codec found", but appleHDA was in S/L/E
simple repairing and rebuilding of cache fixed it; re-ran script, all is well.

2nd monitor works, but both monitors are insanely garbled during boot. Getting random restarts with 2 monitors, wasn't with 1....
 
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I read in the guide that one can install a wifi card on the 5i3 and 5i5. Please excuse my ignornance as I'm very new to this, but can't you add one to the 5i7 and if not, why not? I'd have thought that given the higher expense that we'd have a chance to do that?

Thanks in advance for your advice :)
 
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I read in the guide that one can install a wifi card on the 5i3 and 5i5. Please excuse my ignornance as I'm very new to this, but can't you add one to the 5i7 and if not, why not? I'd have thought that given the higher expense that we'd have a chance to do that?

Thanks in advance for your advice :)

Only the MYHE models come with the m.2 wireless card slot. They make a 5i3MYHE and 5i5MYHE but as far as I know there's no 5i7MYHE. For the non-MYHE models, they have soldered in an Intel wireless card that has no OS X drivers for WiFi.

Someone in this thread used the internal USB2 header and a short adapter cable to install a small wireless USB dongle inside the case, so you might consider that if you want internal wireless on the 5i7RYH. Otherwise, you're pretty much limited to an exterior USB wireless adapter.
 
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I am happy to report that the wireless card is working. I also downgraded the BIOS to 0030 and it stays off after shutdown.

ah9, do you have any tips for downgrading BIOS? I have never been able to do it with my NUC - it's failed every time, a one-way trip to "Upgrade Only Lane" for me. I even tried playing with the jumper and I wasn't able to go backwards.

Thanks!!
 
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Only the MYHE models come with the m.2 wireless card slot. They make a 5i3MYHE and 5i5MYHE but as far as I know there's no 5i7MYHE. For the non-MYHE models, they have soldered in an Intel wireless card that has no OS X drivers for WiFi.

Someone in this thread used the internal USB2 header and a short adapter cable to install a small wireless USB dongle inside the case, so you might consider that if you want internal wireless on the 5i7RYH. Otherwise, you're pretty much limited to an exterior USB wireless adapter.

Thank you for your reply.

So, will any USB Wifi dongle work? Like this one? I don't mind just plugging it into the USB port.
http://www.amazon.com/Glam-Hobby-600Mbps-Wireless-Computer/dp/B011T5IF06/

I was thinking of buying a Mac Mini but this is so much better and less expensive!

Thanks!
 
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So, will any USB Wifi dongle work? Like this one? I don't mind just plugging it into the USB port.
http://www.amazon.com/Glam-Hobby-600Mbps-Wireless-Computer/dp/B011T5IF06/

It's not the case that any USB WiFi dongle will work -- you need to find one with OS X drivers.

As an example, often the ones based on a Realtek chip will have the drivers. Though, you may need to poke around a little to find Realtek USB WiFi drivers that work under El Capitan -- many vendors have not posted the update from Realtek that supports 10.11. The drivers are basically generic to the chip, so you can use a Realtek driver release that supports the chip even if the vendor is not offering it from the Web site yet.

Still, best case is that you find a model that offers OS X 10.11 support from the start. :)
 
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I'm still getting a LOT of random restarts, 2-3 per day. I'm using two monitors and the onboard bluetooth.
Anyone else seeing this?
 
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It's not the case that any USB WiFi dongle will work -- you need to find one with OS X drivers.

As an example, often the ones based on a Realtek chip will have the drivers. Though, you may need to poke around a little to find Realtek USB WiFi drivers that work under El Capitan -- many vendors have not posted the update from Realtek that supports 10.11. The drivers are basically generic to the chip, so you can use a Realtek driver release that supports the chip even if the vendor is not offering it from the Web site yet.

Still, best case is that you find a model that offers OS X 10.11 support from the start. :)

I wonder if you could help me find one that is low profile like that one?

Or perhaps you can just give me a list of items to buy with the Nuc 5i7ryh that will help me get this baby up and running properly.
 
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I wonder if you could help me find one that is low profile like that one?

Here's a list of products reported to be supported by the Realtek drivers. Surely you can find another low-profile one on that list. Be aware that if you want it internal to your case, you still need an adapter cable because the internal thing is a motherboard header, not a full USB port. If you don't mind it being external, you can just plug it in like normal.

Note on the Realtek drivers: they use their own app to detect and connect to Wireless networks, not the usual WiFi signal display/icon in the menu bar.

Code:
"ASUS_USB-AC56"
"ASUS_USB-N10"
"ASUS_USB-N10E"
"ASUS_USB-N13"
"AboCom_8178"
"AboCom_8189"
"Abocom_0811"
"Abocom_88EU"
"Abocom_AC"
"Amigo"
"AzureWave"
"Belkin_1004"
"Belkin_1102"
"Belkin_2102"
"Belkin_2103"
"Belkin_F9L1106_v2"
"Belkin_F9L1106v2"
"Buffallo_25D"
"Buffallo_433DM"
"Compare-8010"
"Compare-8011"
"Corega"
"D-Link_DWA-131"
"D-Link_DWA-131E"
"DLINK_DWA123"
"DLINK_DWA125"
"DLINK_GO_USB_N150"
"DLink-DWA121"
"DLink-DWA123"
"DLink-DWA131B1"
"DLink-DWA132"
"DLink-DWA133"
"DLink-DWA135"
"Dlink_DWA-171"
"Dlink_DWA-172"
"Dlink_DWA-180"
"Dlink_DWA-182"
"Dlink_DWA-182_B1"
"Dlink_DWA-183"
"ELECOM WDC-150SU2M"
"ELECOM WDC-300SU2S"
"ELECOM_WDC-433DU2"
"Edimax_7811"
"Edimax_7822"
"Edimax_AC600"
"Edimax_EW-7811UAC"
"Edimax_EW-7822UAC"
"Edimax_GLP"
"EnGenius_AC"
"Feixun_90"
"Feixun_91"
"HP"
"Hawking_8811AU"
"Hawking_8812AU"
"Hawking_HW7ACU"
"Hawking_HWDN3"
"Hawking_HWUN4"
"Hercules_HWUm300"
"Hercules_HWUp150"
"IO_DATA"
"IO_DATA_AC433"
"IO_DATA_AC433UM"
"IO_DATA_WN-AC867U"
"Linksys_WUSB6300"
"Logitec"
"Logitec_LAN-W866ACU3"
"Loopcomm_ACA1"
"Netgear_A6100"
"Netgear_N300MA"
"Netgear_WNA1000M"
"Netgear_WNA3100M"
"NetweeN_91"
"PCI_BT-Micro3H2X"
"PCI_GW-300S"
"PCI_GW_USEco300"
"PCI_GW_USLight"
"PCI_GW_USNano2"
"PCI_GW_USValue_EZ"
"PCI_SW_WF02-AD15"
"Planex_GW-450S"
"Planex_GW-900D"
"RTL8188CTV"
"RTL8188CTV_0A8A"
"RTL8188CTV_8011"
"RTL8188CU"
"RTL8188CUS_1E1E"
"RTL8188CUS_2E2E"
"RTL8188CUS_5088"
"RTL8188CUS_Combo"
"RTL8188CUS_Combo_AFF8"
"RTL8188CUS_Combo_AFFB"
"RTL8188CUS_Combo_AFFC"
"RTL8188CUS_Solo"
"RTL8188CUS_VL"
"RTL8188CUS_solo_AFF7"
"RTL8188CUS_solo_AFF9"
"RTL8188CUS_solo_AFFA"
"RTL8188EU"
"RTL8188EU_ETV"
"RTL8188EU_VAU"
"RTL8188RU"
"RTL8188RU_Netcore"
"RTL8192CU"
"RTL8192CU_8177"
"RTL8192CU_8178"
"RTL8192EU"
"RTL8192EU-2"
"RTL8811AU"
"RTL8812AU"
"RTL8812AU-VL"
"RTL8812AU-VN"
"RTL8812AU-VS"
"Sitecom WLA-1100"
"Sitecom WLA-2100"
"Sitecom_WL365"
"Sitecom_WLA-2104"
"Sitecom_WLA1001v1"
"Sitecom_WLA2102"
"Sitecom_WLA4001"
"Sitecom_WLA7100"
"TEW_804UB"
"TEW_805UB"
"TPLink_8812"
"TP_Link"
"TrendNet_804B"
"TrendNet_805B"
"Trendnet_624D"
"Trendnet_648B"
"Western_AC"
"ZyXEL"
"ZyXEL_AC"

Or perhaps you can just give me a list of items to buy with the Nuc 5i7ryh that will help me get this baby up and running properly.

There's no one size fits all. You can get a SM951 PCIe x4 AHCI m.2 SSD and it would be incredibly fast, or an 850 EVO SATA m.2 SSD and it would be fast and cheap, or a 2.5" hard drive and it would by slow and even cheaper. You can get 128MB or 1 TB (or 2 TB+ for the mechanical drive). You can get 8GB or 16GB of RAM, at base speed or higher frequency or lower CAS Latency.

Finally, be aware that the i7 is rated at 28W vs. the i5 at 15W. It means the fan on the i7 is louder when it does spin up (which, granted, is fairly rare). I guess it depends on whether you put more value on a quieter machine or more CPU horsepower (the GPU seems fairly equivalent, but there's a noticeable difference in CPU Geekbench scores).
 
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