Dell Vostro 5880 makes intermittent clipping/static distortion noises in audio playback
It doesn't matter if I use the Nvidia audio (graphics card), or the Realtek speaker audio. Every few seconds the audio has an intermittent clipping/static sound.
I've deleted audio drivers, I've also disabled drivers, and the issue is persistent no matter the scenario.
I'm beginning to wonder if this is a hardware issue either with the M.2 ssd, the audio controller may be bad, or the power supply could be potentially surging.
It only does this in audio playback and when I'm not using any sound it doesn't do the clipping, so I want to rule out the PSU.