I just got my Skylake version two weeks ago, and this noise started about two days ago. Around the same time I noticed that the laptop wobbles, as in it will not stand flat on the table (haven't used it on particularly straight surfaces before now, so that might explain why I didn't notice before). Could this be due to some parts being unstable/uneven?
It does seem CPU related as described in this thread, when I put the CPU under load, the fan came on, but the grinding noise was gone.
Disabling the HD 520 did nothing for me.
Has a definite cause/fix been found? I need to use this thing in a very quiet environment quite regularly, and it really bothers me. It does sound like an HDD constantly reading/writing, except I obviously have an SSD.
@foxracinginc wrote: Sadly, no. The noise we are bothered by does not come from the speakers. It's source is located somewhere on the PCB between the hinges, at the rear of the device. As I read "root cause: audio driver" I was hopeful, but if it solves a crackling noise emanating from the speakers it's unrelated to our issue.
I will pass that on to my internal contacts.
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