Rasmusone
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New XPS 15 9560 Coil whine - anything I can do with the software to fix it?

Hello,

I recently had my motherboard switched by Dell on my new XPS 15 9560 due to a malfunctioning headphone jack. With the new motherboard with a working headphone jack I now suffer from coil whine. It is a low, buzzing irritating sound at all times. While gaming it sometimes becomes this high-pitched noise that is very irritating.

I had no coil whine issues on the old motherboard regardless of what I did. So this is not something I am imagining.

Is there anything I could try with drivers or the like to perhaps fix the problem? Or is a new motherboard the only option?

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RE: New XPS 15 9560 Coil whine - anything I can do with the software to fix it?

Replacement hardware is the only option -- while you can disable the low power states to lessen the problem, that will come at the cost of reduced battery runtime.

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