When sitting idle (not seeing any heavy usage for anything in task manager over 10% anyway), how loud should these fans be? If I'm sitting here not even using it with the power adapter plugged in it seriously sounds like the fans are at full blast sometimes.. Seems like when I unplug the charger it slows down after a few seconds then eventually they turn off. Is this normal? It is kind of annoying for $1700 laptop to make so much noise just sitting idle, but if theres nothing to do about it, it is what it is. Thanks
Hey austinramsay. This is the first report of loud noise while sitting idle that I've seen.
Can you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org? I'd like to try to get some more information from you and see if we can figure out what's going on.
A couple of us are having same issue ate notebook review forums. I'm sure as more people receive there new xps 13 you will get way more complaints about this.
I just emailed you about this.
I have the same problem, the fan is particularly noisy when I use the dell D6000 docking station.
Will write to you if that is OK, as it is a big pity that such a nice laptop is so loud.
I'm also experiencing the same behavior. When plugged in, the fan would turn on even though CPU/HDD temperatures are very low, below than 90F.
The behavior is observed mostly on Windows 10, and as soon as I unplug the chargers, fans would first calm down, then stop after a minute or so, at which point the the laptop remains completely silent. Plugging the charger back would kick the fan on again after a few minutes.
The same problem happens pn Linux (Ubuntu), but much less pronounced than on Windows; fan noise is inexistant but would slightly kick in when plugged in. Otherwise, it is completely silent unplugged (for light tasks such as browsing, video etc.).
I uninstalled all Dell utilities on WIndows (something recommended in another forum), and it did reduce the fan noise when plugged in but didn't completely eliminate it.
hey all, i just gotten my 9370 and also experienced loud fan noises when plugged in usb c via my monitor.
i tried playing around with the settings and found this solution helped to reduce the fan noise significantly.
dell power manager > thermal management > quiet
i'm not sure how this would affect performance yet but at least i don't have to keep bearing with the noticeably noisy fans.
Just received mine xps 13 9370 and the fans haven't stopped ... really annoying. Has anybody found what is this noise all about if processor is not loaded?