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[Guide] Intel NUC7/NUC8 using Clover UEFI (NUC7i7Bxx,NUC8i7Bxx,etc)

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INFO ON NUC 9 engineering sample.

Looks like cooling is improved and needs to be but still has heat issues. "Intel has placed a pair of 80mm cooling fans up top to expel the hot air from the NUC."

"It also has one M.2 2280 port and M.2 22110 port. In total, you install up to three M.2 PCIe or SATA III SSDs on the Intel NUC 9 Extreme, two inside The Element and one on the backplane. RAID 0 and 1 arrays are supported."

This one would be an interesting upgrade to be honest..
- I have an unused 970Evo m.2 plus
- I can port the 960Evo sata (dual boot windows10 for gaming?)
- I can port the 32Gb Ram
- I can port the macos supported wifi/bt card ! ! !

But it's a downgrade gpu wise... Intel Iris plus 655 to Intel UHD Graphics 630. But I can add a dedicated gpu.. :p

Wondering what the pricing is for these. I also think it's a shame they are quite a big bigger then the NUC8.

Support wise I already found 2 macs having the same cpu on everymac.com
MacBook Pro "Core i9" 2.4 15" Touch/20192.4 GHz Core i9 (I9-9980HK)
MacBook Pro "Core i9" 2.4 15" Touch/2019 Vega2.4 GHz Core i9 (I9-9980HK)
 
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This one would be an interesting upgrade to be honest..
- I have an unused 970Evo m.2 plus
- I can port the 960Evo sata (dual boot windows10 for gaming?)
- I can port the 32Gb Ram
- I can port the macos supported wifi/bt card ! ! !

But it's a downgrade gpu wise... Intel Iris plus 655 to Intel UHD Graphics 630. But I can add a dedicated gpu.. :p

Wondering what the pricing is for these. I also think it's a shame they are quite a big bigger then the NUC8.

Support wise I already found 2 macs having the same cpu on everymac.com
MacBook Pro "Core i9" 2.4 15" Touch/20192.4 GHz Core i9 (I9-9980HK)
MacBook Pro "Core i9" 2.4 15" Touch/2019 Vega2.4 GHz Core i9 (I9-9980HK)
Good to hear things are fixed for you.

I do like the addition of THREE M.2. ports for using apple wifi/bluetooth adapter for continuity but still having fast SSD speeds.

The downside with the NUC8i7BEH is the heat it spikes too at sometimes 100 Celsius and often in the 90 degrees from purchase. Glad they put two fans in to help with this and copper heatsinks. Will be interested when it comes out if it can work as a Hackintosh. Nice to see support for the CPU id already so there is a good chance I hope.
 
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My internet(ethernet)not working when I used Samsung NVME SSD 970 EVO Plus.Already on latest firmware. Can browse web in less than a minutes after boot. Then it stop working. If I did speedtest.net only upload working. Later I swap back with other nvme ssd and had no problem. Why does Samsung NVME cause the problem?
 
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My internet(ethernet)not working when I used Samsung NVME SSD 970 EVO Plus.Already on latest firmware. Can browse web in less than a minutes after boot. Then it stop working. If I did speedtest.net only upload working. Later I swap back with other nvme ssd and had no problem. Why does Samsung NVME cause the problem?
Try this bios setting:

Disable "PCIe ASPM Support" in BIOS "Secondary Power Settings" section, this improves Gigabit stability
 
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I just got my NUC8I7BEH a few days ago and restored a Mojave Time Machine backup to it (from my Macbook Pro) without issues (I am using the latest EFI folder from this forum)!

All seems to work as expected, it would be nice if there was a way to fix bluetooth, though. It's a shame that there is no way to upload the firmware after a power cord disconnection without booting into Windows/Linux first, since it works fine otherwise.

The only problem I seem to have has to do with external monitor color calibration. I a using a 4K Samsung U28D590D connected through a USB-C -> Displayport cable and it is working fine, apart from the fact that the calibration controls on the monitor calibration windows do nothing.

Is this a common problem? Is there a way to fix this?
 
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Good to hear things are fixed for you.

I do like the addition of THREE M.2. ports for using apple wifi/bluetooth adapter for continuity but still having fast SSD speeds.

The downside with the NUC8i7BEH is the heat it spikes too at sometimes 100 Celsius and often in the 90 degrees from purchase. Glad they put two fans in to help with this and copper heatsinks. Will be interested when it comes out if it can work as a Hackintosh. Nice to see support for the CPU id already so there is a good chance I hope.
You should read my journey battling high cpu temps and fan noise with the nuc8i7beh

 
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My internet(ethernet)not working when I used Samsung NVME SSD 970 EVO Plus.Already on latest firmware. Can browse web in less than a minutes after boot. Then it stop working. If I did speedtest.net only upload working. Later I swap back with other nvme ssd and had no problem. Why does Samsung NVME cause the problem?
@acik84 I am using "Samsung NVME SSD 970 EVO Plus" and also have also your NUC8i7BEH and don't have problems. Some do though.

Try Leesureones suggestion "Disable "PCIe ASPM Support" in BIOS "Secondary Power Settings" section, this improves Gigabit stability"

Out of interest there are different versions of the NUC8i7BEH. Mine is version 4. Look under the bottom of your NUC and let me know what version yours is? Mine says NUC8i7BEH4. Note the 4 at the end. I think it went 2,3,4 etc.

It might be that mine a difference in router or a fix they did in later NUCs that mine has no problems.
 
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Try this bios setting:

Disable "PCIe ASPM Support" in BIOS "Secondary Power Settings" section, this improves Gigabit stability
Nice!, its working.
 
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@acik84 I am using "Samsung NVME SSD 970 EVO Plus" and also have also your NUC8i7BEH and don't have problems. Some do though.

Try Leesureones suggestion "Disable "PCIe ASPM Support" in BIOS "Secondary Power Settings" section, this improves Gigabit stability"

Out of interest there are different versions of the NUC8i7BEH. Mine is version 4. Look under the bottom of your NUC and let me know what version yours is? Mine says NUC8i7BEH4. Note the 4 at the end. I think it went 2,3,4 etc.

It might be that mine a difference in router or a fix they did in later NUCs that mine has no problems.
Thanks, I'm on NUC8i3, will upgrade soon to i5.
 
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