Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK User Manual

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK User Manual

Before You Begin

CAUTIONS

The procedures in this user guide assume familiarity with the general terminology associated with personal computers and with the safety practices and regulatory compliance required for using and modifying electronic equipment.

Disconnect the computer from its power source and from any telecommunications link or network before performing any of the procedures described in this guide. Failure to disconnect power, telecommunications links, or networks before you open the computer or perform any procedures can result in personal injury or equipment damage. Some circuitry on the board can continue to operate even though the front panel power button is off.

Follow these guidelines before you begin:

  • Always follow the steps in each procedure in the correct
  • Set up a log to record information about your computer, such as model, serial numbers, installed options, and configuration
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage Perform the procedures described in this chapter only at an ESD workstation using an antistatic wrist strap and a conductive foam pad. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the computer chassis.

Installation Precautions

When you install and test the Intel NUC, observe all warnings and cautions in the installation instructions.

To avoid injury, be careful of:

  • Sharp pins on connectors
  • Sharp pins on circuit boards
  • Rough edges and sharp corners on the chassis
  • Hot components (such as SSDs, processors, voltage regulators, and heat sinks)
  • Damage to wires that could cause a short circuit

Observe all warnings and cautions that instruct you to refer computer servicing to qualified technical personnel.

Observe Safety and Regulatory Requirements

If you do not follow these instructions, you increase your safety risk and the possibility of noncompliance with regional laws and regulations.

This guide tells you how to:

  • Install and remove memory
  • Install an 2 SSD
  • Connect power
  • Install an operating system
  • Install the latest drivers
  • Install a VESA mount bracket

Open the Intel NUC Chassis

To open the Intel NUC chassis, follow these steps:

  • Using the included hex wrench, unscrew the six screws on the top cover of the chassis and lift the
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK unscrew the six screws
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK unscrew the six screws
  • Detach the cable from the top of the
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Detach the cable
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Detach the cable
  • Unscrew the single screw to release the top
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Unscrew the single screw
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Unscrew the single screw

Installing and Removing Memory

The Intel NUC Kits NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK have two 260-pin DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets. Memory requirements:

  • 2V low voltage memory
  • 2400 MHz SO-DIMMs
  • Non-ECC

Find tested memory at the Intel® Product Compatibility Tool for:

  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK
  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK
NOTE If only installing one SO-DIMM, install it in the lower memory socket.

 

To install memory, follow these steps:

  • Observe the precautions in “Before You Begin” on page
  • Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord.

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Align the small notch

  • Align the small notch at the bottom edge of the SO-DIMM with the key in the
  • Insert the bottom edge of the SO-DIMM into the
  • When the SO-DIMM is inserted, push down on the outer edge of the SO-DIMM until the retaining clips snap into Make sure the clips are firmly in place.

To remove memory, follow these steps:

  1. Observe the precautions in “Before You Begin” on page
  2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the Turn off the computer.
  3. Remove the AC power cord from the
  4. Remove the computer’s
  5. Gently spread the retaining clips at each end of the SO-DIMM The SO-DIMM pops out of the socket.
  6. Hold the SO-DIMM by the edges, lift it away from the socket, and store it in an anti-static
  7. Reinstall and reconnect any parts you removed or disconnected to reach the SO-DIMM
  8. Replace the computer’s cover and reconnect the AC power

Installing an M.2 SSD

Intel NUC Kits NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK support both 80mm and 42mm SSDs. Find compatible M.2 SSDs at the Intel® Product Compatibility Tool for:

  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK
  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK

To install an 80mm M.2 SSD:

  1. Remove the small silver screw from the 80mm metal standoff on the motherboard (A).
  2. Align the small notch at the bottom edge of the 2 card with the key in the connector.
  3. Insert the bottom edge of the 2 card into the connector (B).
  4. Secure the card to the standoff with the small silver screw (C).
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK install an 80mm M.2 SSD
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK install an 80mm M.2 SSD

To install a 42mm M.2 SSD:

  1. Remove the small silver screw from the metal standoff on the motherboard (A).
  2. Move the standoff (B) from the 80mm position to the 42mm position (C).
  3. Align the small notch at the bottom edge of the 2 card with the key in the connector.
  4. Insert the bottom edge of the 2 card into the connector (D).
  5. Secure the card to the standoff with the small silver screw (E).
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK install a 42mm M.2 SSD
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK install a 42mm M.2 SSD

Closing the Chassis

After all the components have been installed, close the Intel NUC chassis. Intel recommends this be done by hand with a screwdriver to avoid over-tightening and possibly damaging the screws.

  • Place the top plate on the NUC chassis

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Place the top plate

  • Reattach the cable and secure the screw with a screwdriver

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Reattach the cable and secure the screw

  • Place the top lid on the NUC and use the hex tool to tighten all the screws

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Place the top lid

Attaching and Using the VESA Bracket (Optional)

Follow these instructions to attach and use the VESA mount bracket:

  • Using the four small black screws that were included in the box, attach the VESA bracket to the back of the monitor or TV.

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK attach the VESA bracket to the back of the monitor or TV

  • Attach the two slightly larger black screws to the bottom chassis cover of the Intel NUC.

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Attach the two slightly larger black screws

  • Slide the Intel NUC onto the VESA mount bracket.

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Slide the Intel NUC onto the VESA mount bracket

Power

Each Intel NUC box includes either a region-specific AC power cord or no AC power cord (only the power adapter).

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Power cord type
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Power cord type

Connect the power cord to the adapter (A). Plug the power adapter into the wall (B). Lastly, plug the power into the NUC (C).

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Connect the power cord
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK Connect the power cord

Installing an Operating System

Refer to Supported Operating Systems for a list of Intel-validated Windows* operating systems, as well as versions of Linux that have been reported as compatible by Intel NUC owners.

Refer to Operating System Installation for system requirements and installation steps.

Installing Drivers

To download the latest Microsoft* Windows* drivers and BIOS updates, go to Download Center: Links:

  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK
  • Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK
NOTE This NUC requires both the Intel® Graphics driver and the Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics driver

to be installed.

 

Drivers are available for the following features:

  • Audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Chipset
  • Consumer Infrared
  • Intel® Graphics
  • Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics
  • Intel® ME
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
  • Intel® Ready Mode Technology
  • LAN (wired and wireless)
  • NFC
  • Serial IO
  • USB 0

 

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