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Dell XPS 13 9360 (Kaby Lake) Coil Whine Issue

Q: Dell XPS 13 9360 (Kaby Lake) Coil Whine Issue

I recently purchased the XPS 13 9360 (Kaby Lake) and have been using for a couple days.
I've noticed coil whine in the form of static sounds coming from the left side of the laptop, near the power connector.
There is very minimal noise when the laptop is on battery, where the noise is audible when your ear is next to the keyboard.
However, when connected to the power outlet the static becomes quite audible at a normal viewing distance. The static occurs frequently (especially when scrolling).
I tend to work in quite spaces with little ambient room noise, as I am easily distracted.
Is there a solution to resolving this coil whine issue? I feel like at this price point this should not be an issue (especially since is was well known in the earlier models).

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Hi everybody,
Last week I had to return the brand new 9350 QHD+ because of the coil whine noise. It was a real pity because I was in love with the rest, but it was simply too loud.
Now I am thinking again what to buy.
Is the design of the new XPS 13 Kaby Lake (9360) solving the coil whine problem?
If yes, I would prefer to wait and buy the new version.
I hope that someone from Dell can give me an asnwer here. Thank you very much in advance!

A:XPS 13 Kaby Lake: coil whine

This system is so new few if any users will have one in their hands.  
Other thing to consider if it's an issue -- Kaby Lake will not run anything earlier than Windows 10, period - no work arounds, etc.  It's Windows 10 or nothing (Windows-wise) -- if that's an issue.

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I want to buy xps 9360,but worried this issue.....
It really can fix the issue????


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I've heard that people are still experiencing coil whine on their Dell XPS 13 9360 laptop. Has there been any fixes to this problem?

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Temporary solution/workaround: disable "C-States" in BIOS, the "Performance" section.
Here are instructions how to access BIOS/UEFI settings on a Windows 10 laptop:www.dell.com/.../SLN143038
Issue description:My new DELL XPS 9360, CPU i7-7500U (Kaby Lake) was freezing/hanging completely under Windows 10 (most recent BIOS as of today, tried Windows without and with recent updates). There were no Windows logs preceding it. The display was frozen, audio playing in a loop the last sound, the keyboard, touchpad, external mouse irresponsive. Only recovery with a long press of the power button.
All DELL self-test passed fine, also Windows overnight memory test passed fine.
DELL service in Switzerland/Germany checked it and sent back without any repair (but still they sent it back after ONE month after I emailed them).

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A few days ago I got the new 9360 with a standard configuration. In general a very nice piece of hardware. I do have a problem however (I am guessing it is the network killer driver). Of course I have been updating all available new drivers including 2DNC8_WN32_1.1.61.1297_A01.EXE
I am an online chessplayer using a chessserver (playchess). Since switching to the XPS 13 I have lag times not experienced before. I have been online multiple times and the result is very much the same. Funny with my 'old ASUS UX31'  I have no such issues. At home I am connected to the same network, and my internet connection is via coax cable.
Since I thought this could not be true I did another test and set the Dell and the ASUS to do a ping test.
Firstly I pinged simultaneous (2 finger system) the chess server which is a long distance from my location (Australia to Germany) and then I pinged google. 
Out of 10 tries the ASUS got 8 times the better ping times then the DELL for both the chess server and google. The ping times for google were of course shorter then the chess server.
Beats me, any idea anyone.

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I received my XPS13 9360 with i5 KabyLake processor, 8Gb of RAM, and 256Gb SSD configuration  today and I'm impressed with it so far. I ordered a 9350 model with the (i5 SkyLake) last month but returned it to Dell for a refund due to the infamous 'noise' issue, sub-par network card performance, and intermittent speaker distortion. I really like the XPS 13 and dreaded have to send it back; I just couldn't accept the shortcomings and deficiencies considering the amount of money spent. Well, it is obviously too soon to say that there aren't any gremlins hiding and lurking in the 9360 version but I can certainly say that this particular system is working flawlessly--perfect. As far as noticeable differences in processor performance, I really can't say (or care)--I only had the 9350 for a couple of days so I have no basis to compare.  I'm not into hair-splitting or super-sonic performance and could care less about the nanosecond differences in the SkyLake and KabyLake processors. I would have been quite happy with the 9350 had it not been for the gremlins I noted. I'm not the into gamer stuff anyway--the i5 processor is quite suitable for my purposes. However, the little bugger is super fast-scary fast! I am very impressed with the new Killer network card, too. Man, the thing i... Read more

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My Dell XPS 15 has an annoying "electrical buzzing" (coil whine).
The sound is only noticeable in a quiet environment but like most people that is the environment I do most my work in. Touching the touchpad (i.e. using the mouse) causes coil whine, holding down backspace causes coil whine, ANY user interaction with the notebook causes coil whine.
When left untouched I can hear subtle coil whine that peaks every second, but I consider that an acceptable level of sound as.
HERE -  This post suggests the cause is a faulty charger. I have had my XPS 9550 for near six months! Six months on a faulty power adapter due to the quality control on Dell's top of the line notebook.
What kind of damage could this have caused to the battery & other components?
Other Issues I've experienced with the DELL XPS 15 9550
- Speakers had terrible buzzing (software patch to fix this appears to be just lowering the maximum volume)
- Bluetooth Devices fail to connect but work fine with other PC's (Razer Orochi)
- Heavy Battery usage & overheat while it should be sleeping or off during transport (appears to be fixed)
- Display was replaced due to dead pixels in center of the screen. (CENTER - QC missed that on a 3K machine?)

This is the best Dell has to other in their Notebook range, I purchased such a expensive device because I expected the flagship notebooks to have a high standard of quality but as many other users seem to be reporting the quality control is ... Read more

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I have a 3 month old XPS 13 9530 i7 512gb 16GB Windows 10 Model.
Over the last few weeks I have noticed a pretty loud (audible at over 10 feet away) electrical buzzing noise coming from the machine. The noise is worse if I scroll with the touchscreen or trackpad.
After speaking to Dell customer service, I have been informed by DELL that this is known issue (yep lots of issues documented on the web) but apparently this is completely software related (don't believe that either) and now they are refusing to help me unless I pay a fee for support technical support (I only have a standard warranty)
Firstly, I don't think this is just down to software. But am I the only person who thinks this is just unacceptable? I paid £1400 for this machine recently and now I have to use a pair of headphones to block out the loud noise.
I understand that software support is not included in the standard warranty but surely as this is a known problem I should not be subject to a further charge?
I'm starting to feel like I have been cheated...
Any help or advice would me much appreciated.

A:XPS 13 Coil Whine - Dell Support Refusing to Help

UPDATE: I had a call from a nice chap in Dell customer relations. He has authorised an engineer to visit and replace the motherboard, and then take it from there. Fingers crossed.
I'm not expecting to completely eliminate coil whine, but I would like to think I can attend meetings without annoying others at 6-10 feet away!

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I've got an annoying high pitched sound that comes from my graphics card (I think) whenever I play a game with mid-high graphics requirements. Now, I've read a bit about the subject, and have come to understand that the noise is caused by vibrations. Also, based on what I've read, it is unfixable.

My question is this. If coil whine is NOT heat related, when why does opening the side of my pc up and putting a fan on it stop the noise? Understand, this is a powerful commercial grade fan, but if there is bad coil whine coming out and I put the fan on it, it takes about a minute to stop.

I'm really just trying to understand this issue properly, so I can begin to work out a solution.
Right now the best one is: keep a big *** fan blowing on it.

Any thoughts?

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Hi, I have a buzzling sound when playing games or gpu related things. I made a research on internet and most probably I have Coil Whine issue. It is not making me crazy but in a silent environment I can clearly hear that sound. I have two questions about it; - Does Coil Whine have any harm on device? Motherboard, gpu etc.?- What HP does with this problem? Is it repairable or device needs to be changed? - Also, my device is Pavilion 15-au111nt but could not find that device anywhere in HP site. My device is not listed among au-100 series support section. Why? Thank you.

A:Coil Whine Issue - Pavilion 15 au111nt

HI. What coil does the motherboard refer to ?? ... HP does not sell electronic devices.If you specify more about the buzz, there are cases in the drivers of different generations that are coupled to the sound, I do not know if this is the case. Regards.

? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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I have a dell xps 13 9360 and for the most part ever since I have owned it the mother board has made a fuzzy noise when there is any movement on the screen, the noise is even louder when plugged in. I sent it back to get fixed and the issue was not resolved. I heard that maybe dell is trying to fix the problem. anyway I was wondering if a return of the laptop would be the best option since dell couldn't seem to fix it the first time.

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Hey everyone,
recently there has been coming some strange noise from my computer. I haven't been able to pinpoint it exactly, but I think it might be coil whine from my PSU. I managed to take a recording of it uploaded it here:
(you will need to raise the volume quite a bit, the sound starts at about 10 seconds in) As you can hear, it's not constantly there. It lasts for 6-7 seconds and then its fine for about 25 seconds. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is this PSU coil whine or something else?

I don't think it is a PSU coil whine, otherwise it would be constant. I think I remember someone stating, coil whines are audible even after PC shut down. Audible after PC shut down because the coil still has power, which is what causes the whine.

Sounded more of a cooling fan squall, but with less volume. It could be a mechanical drive squalling. Drive casings will dampen a squall, so it's not as loud.

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I was hoping this wouldn't be an issue with the newer generation models, as it was my understanding this was fixed towards the end of the previous generation. Unfortunately, I have audible coil whine on my new XPS 15 9550 when plugged in to the power adapter. When disconnected from the adapter, the whine is much less noticeable. It is most noticeable for me when scrolling in Chrome, as an example. KB backlight makes no difference. It does get slightly better when the battery is fully charged, but is still quite audible to me.
Is anybody else experiencing this with the Skylake models? I am extremely disappointed at this point, I like everything else about this laptop other than the coil whine and the webcam being at the bottom of the display (which I can live with, unlike the coil whine).

A:XPS 15 9550 Coil Whine

New Power Supply did fix the issue.

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Hello, So my desktop computer is from 2009 its now 4 years old, lately i started investigating why this super high pitched noise keeps whining in my ear, so i opened my computer and started listening on some of the parts, i found out that it was the psu, The coil whine only comes up when the computer is in windows and while gaming, But when its starting up or shutting doen its quiet, I think this is becouse im almost overloading it or something but i really shouldnt, its using an 90W amd cpu and a engt 430 gpu, it draw's like 150-200 watts at its max and i bearly pushes it that much, even with gpu and cpu at max the computer is running fine,
the psu is 300W so im almost maxing it but still, it should not whine like this. Can i fix the whine in some way? i heard you could put nail polish on the capasitors to stop the vibrations and the whine came from vibrations or something...

A:Psu coil whine is there a way to stop it?

If you desktop power supply is making noise and its not the fan Replace it. Do not try to fix it. A power supply can hold voltages for a long time that can kill you.
From you post #1.
So my desktop computer is from 2009 its now 4 years old

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Hey! My Graphics card emits a squeaky noise that stops sometimes and then resumes some time afterwards. I have found it's a coil whine and that it's normal. Is this true. Have I anything to worry about? And will it cause my system to crash? Thanks!

A:Coil Whine worrying me....

Quote: Originally Posted by UdAkDev

Hey! My Graphics card emits a squeaky noise that stops sometimes and then resumes some time afterwards. I have found it's a coil whine and that it's normal. Is this true. Have I anything to worry about? And will it cause my system to crash? Thanks!

Welcome to the windows 7 forums UdAkDev

Looking on google for coil whine shows a lot of hits and suggestions. One being that your PSU is not as powerful as it should be and another about some option in your graphics driver that you have to enable.


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I received my laptop yesterday and there is a buzzing sound coming from the laptop whenever I scroll or open a program.
This post describes it well:
Once I get home I'll try a different plug and also if running on battery makes a difference.
Is anybody else experiencing this?

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Sadly, here too. Got the 9360 on Friday and it's a return + full refund on Monday. Another few days and the new pros will be out. I cannot for the life of me bear somebody admitting that buggy designs were deemed acceptable. If I did that om my job, I'd be fired instantly. Shame on you!

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Any one of you facing the same problem as i do ? the coil whine from the PSU Unit of the Y900, it annoys the hell out of me. check out the video below, it sounds even louder IRL. 

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Greetings, I have recently brought an Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG from Amazon. I have noticed a fairly high pitch coil whine from the upper part of the trackpad. The whine is especialy noticble when the charger is unpluged or when the trackpad is touched. The coil whine is loudest the laptop is unpluged AND touchpad is touched. I believe that I have the Synaptics touchpad but cannot comfirm, as device manager lists the touch pad as HID-compliant mouse. As for Windows, I have fresh install windows 10 and applied the anniversary update. 

A:Aspire E 15 E5-575G Coil whine

May I ask if you have experienced any lag/sluggish mouse movement using touchpad afer Anniversary Update? I've the same model, but touchpad is Elan(https://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/Windows-10-Anniversary-Update-makes-touchpad-un...).Anyway, coil whine sounds like HW problem to me...

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I've received my new XPS 13 on 15h January, and there's a major Coil Whine problem with it, there's a high pitch noise coming out under the top left area of the keyboard, the sound is just like a dead HDD running.
It's most noticeable when the the notebook is charging, but still you can hear that high pitch sound in bedroom no matter if you have plugged in the power cord.
Does anyone has encountered this issue? With their new XPS 13? Very annoying sound and now I need to wear a headphone to play music in order to filter out that sound.

A:New XPS 13 (9350) suffered from coil whine

beside the top left part near the power input, I've found that the area under keyboard key P, L, K also have high pitch noise (like running a harddisk) when playing movie or scrolling in browser, very annoying. Can this be solved by software or I need to contact dell support for replacement?

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hello, in January this year I built a completely new pc to last me a few more years and I have been having some issues with sound. I think my problem is coil whine or related to coil whine. Whenever I have an excessive amount of fps like ~400 I get this medium-high pitch tone that sounds like coil whine only slightly lower pitch which varies with FPS. I can hear it through my speakers only. I can't see a way that high fps even soundless high fps can cause sound interference. Any ideas? Thank you

My specs are:

Asus H97-Pro Gamer 1150 Motherboard
I7 4790k 1150 CPU
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8gb 1866 DDR3
Asus Xonar DX sound card
Gigabyte Nvidia 960 GTX GFX
EVGA Supernova 750 Gold PSU
Western Digital Green 3TB HDD
Sandisk Ultra Plus 120gb SSD
Cryorig H5 Cpu Cooler

A:Coil whine coming out of speakers.

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Hi Just received my new lenovo Thinkpad T550 with a Samsung 512 GB SSD and in a silent environment it makes a strange noise (fans are off - so this is not the problem): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46679366/Lenovo%20sound.m4a This becomes quite annoying when you work e.g. at night. After doing some research in this forum I found that this is the "coil whine bug".  I just tried this registry change mentioned in a different post and it seems to work (however power consumption will go up) after rebooting the machine: reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Processor /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0007e066 Undo:reg delete HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Processor /v Capabilities /f However this cannot be the solution. I thought only older models are affected and now I am quite disappointed that even the latest model has these issues. BestKilian Posts worth to check out: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Coil-whine-issue-on-t440p-and-Windows-8-1/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T450s-cpu-whine-or-fan-noise/td-p/2070850/...   

A:T550 coil whine noise

I have got a similar problem with the 90W AC adapter...it whines a lot.Now that I have installed two HDDs in my T520 I can't hear it that much but still at night it surely is annoying. It's moreso the frequency of the noise, rather than the volume.

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My Corsair HX750 PSU has the tendency to "whine" after I shut down my computer. It's very irritating and I need to turn off the PSU from the back for the whining to stop. It doesn't whine whilst my computer is turned on.
Would/could this be covered under warranty and would I get a replacement model?


A:Corsair HX750 PSU coil whine after PC shut down

That's normally a sign of a capacitor on its way out.

And yes corsairs warranty is very good, you also have 7 years of it! Fire them off an email, and go from there.

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A couple of weeks ago I purchased a Latitude E5570(the best I could find from this series) and the very next day I found the following problems:- A coil whine noise was there almost all the time(very annoying, especially for a laptop produced in 2016);- I tired to downgrade from windows 10 to windows 7( I have a software from Siemens that requires Windows 7); even though Dell is saying that this computer should work also on windows 7 and they have drivers on DVD that came with the computer and also on their website I wasn't able to install all hardware components; I was not able to find drivers for everything inside the computer, and during the installation of certain drivers Windows crashed a few times; after a couple of days spent of trying to make windows 7 work I just gave up and installed windows 10 back;- Finally I realized the battery was damaged; Dell's battery test showed that everything is fine, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get more that 90 minutes of autonomy without having to recharge the battery;
So, I sent the laptop back and asked Dell for a replacement. Yesterday I received the new one.....and the show goes on:- The coil whine noise is still there, but even louder and almost permanent at this one;- I don't have the guts to make the downgrade from windows 10 to 7 any more; - I also order an E-Port replicator docking station and tried to connect an LG ultra-wide monitor(2560x1080). The funny thing is that if I'm connecting the monitor d... Read more

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so i hear Kaby Lake and Zen isn't "compatible" with anything older than Win 10, but what does that mean?

will everything still work, but you just wont get any security updates via windows update?
or will they cripple it so it wont even boot?

i also heard that intel/AMD wont provide any chipset updates, but that should be fine right?

A:Kaby Lake, Zen & Win 7

It means that on Kaby Lake or Zen you wont be able to install other OS than Win 10 or Linux.
It's Windows death sentence.

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can someone give me the driver link for a camera driver for the xps kaby lake. I don't believe I even have drivers for it. 

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Hello everyone,
Just after placing my order (I'm moving from a Macbook Pro to Dell for the first time keeping fingers crossed) I read about the 'coil whine' issue potentially affecting also the latest 9360 w/i7 KL. Has the announced by Dell in this forum motherboard fix by January 2017 been implemented? 
Thanks a lot...

A:Just ordered the XPS 13 i7 Kaby Lake

same here... Macbook Pro to an Kaby XPS15.  fingers crossed here as well

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Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10 | Ars Technica

Help me understand how this works? I have a 6700k with w7 and w10. How does Microsoft know which CPU one uses with Windows?

Would, for example, a W7 computer with a 2600k get updates that mine would not?

If I were to get a Kaby Lake CPU and try to install w7 with it, what would happen?

Would only some useless power saving features not work? Would Windows 7 not install at all? What new features are coming in new processors other than power saving shenanigans? I have no idea what that author is talking about. I have installed multiple different Windows OSs via USB with NO "difficulty".

Furthermore, is this just fearmongering? It certainly seems like it may not affect consumers/enthusaists as much as the author implies.

Also, before anyone says "go to 7 forums", one will ALWAYS be comparing older OSs to the newest ones in regards to performance and compatibility thus I feel it's appropriate.

A:Windows 10 and Kaby Lake+

Newer processor may have some new instructions that older OSs don't know about. Similar things were happening in the past. Seems like MS is not going to bother with updates to older windows to be compatible with newer CPUs but Intel may come up with some patch.

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HelloNow I know that Dell might not want to give any information about this topic, but I wanted to ask anyway. I will without any doubt buy a new laptop before the end of this year as my current laptop is so unstable that it is a complete no go at any exam.Kaby Lake quad core CPU's will not be hitting the market before 2017. However the nvidia 1050/1050ti will, to my knowledge, be released in October. Also there has just been a significant(around 100USD) discount on XPS 15(and the old 13) on the Dell website. At least on the danish site.This leads me to think that a XPS 15 refresh with a 1050/1050ti might come before the end of the year? Is this possible or are there no doubt that a XPS 15 refresh wont happen before Kaby Lake in 2017?Best RegardsEmil

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Hey everyone,

Sooo, just bought a new laptop. The model is below:
E5-575G-728Q | Laptops - Tech Specs & Reviews - Acer

Reading on the internet, I cannot find a reliable source confirming if Windows 7 can be installed on Intel Kaby lake processors. Found sources telling me that you can and sources telling me you cannot.

I needed to try, so I booted an USB with a WIN7 iso using RUFUS and tried to install, however after starting the install I get this:

I tried to use both 3.0 and 2.0 USB ports, same error. I cannot load drivers from same usb or other USB as I cannot access them from there, so I am guessing that's not the issue. I also enabled legacy.
I don't even know what driver I would need.

Am I forced to install Win10? I would very much appreciate any kind of guidance as I do not like WIN10 interface.

A:Bootable USB for i7 kaby lake

Acer Aspire E5 575G Review

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ATC-780-AMZi5 i5 SkyLake Will there be  BIOS update too allow installing a Kaby Lake i5 CPU ?

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When is new series out? I was told that T470s should be out late October.

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I got the system about a month ago and over the past several weeks it has been crashing extremely frequently. Initially it would not resume from sleep, now if I let the screen time out, it will not wake up. I've tried windows updates, windows memory diagnostic and new WiFi drivers. One day it crashed 7 times as I was trying to figure out the problem. If I try and disable or update the Wifi driver after its connected to a network it BSODs. I disabled as much power managment as I could related to WiFi and it seems to have reduced the frequency of crashes, the crashes occur whether or not its plugged in.
111416-13859-01.dmp 11/14/2016 4:39:00 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 00000000`decafc37 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff801`fa24dcec nwifi.sys nwifi.sys+dcec NativeWiFi Miniport Driver 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+14a510 4 15 14393 11/14/2016 4:40:54 PM
111516-9718-01.dmp 11/15/2016 4:35:13 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 00000000`decafc37 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff804`8158dcec nwifi.sys nwifi.sys+dcec NativeWiFi Miniport Driver 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+14a510 4 15 14393 11/15/2016 4:36:11 PM
111616-6796-01.dmp 11/16/2016 9:42:16 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 00000000`decafc37 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff80b`7f9bdcec tcpip.sys tcpip.sys+2862b TCP/IP Driver 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+14a510 4 15 14393 11/16/2016 9... Read more

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Anyone have any idea when we would see the P70 updated with the Kaby Lake 7th Generation Intel processor? Seems like the flagship portable workstation should have the newer processor and if I understand it correctly it should be easy to do since the chip architecture is similar.

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Should we expect some new CPU options in the near future?And maybe a new 4K display provider for the P50 while they are at it?

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Hello guys.Sorry for my english but im italian ...I bought the new HP Spectre 13 Refresh with Kaby Lake.I have the model with i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.But the computer is really slow, i see from the Task Manager that the cpu go to 100 % very often and use min 4-5 GB of RAM.Even web browsing is frustrating ( with 3-4 tab open ).I noticed also that the cpu work from 2.50 Ghz to max 2.71 Ghz, when should be from 2.70 Ghz to 3.10 Ghz.  

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I was running an emulator to see if my computer can halndle the output, and now I am here. My screen suddenly went black through some gameplay and will not turn back on. My laptop was charging and I had a USB Type C dongle/ hub connected to it. After my screen went black, I tried pressing the power button to power it back on, but it didn't work. I unplugged all other peripherals and tried the power button again, nothing. I don't mind performing a hard reset, I just need help turning my laptop back on for school. The LEDs don't even turn on when I try to reconnect the charger and the same goes for the LED on the power button. Please help. Thanks 

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Any sugessions/avaliability of skins for HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake? I have tried looking into dbrand but they dont seem to provide one.

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Hi all, so I am finally about to replace my Yoga 2 Pro. One of my main requirements is battery life for trans atlantic flights. I was initially looking at the 710 15 inch which seems to be getting good battery life, although reviews of the revised Kaby Lake are hard to find. Now with the 910 released, I am also looking at that model. Concerns with both models, the Best Buy versions that have 16gb of the 710 15 inch and 910 both have QHD screens which I am assuming hit the battery for around an hour of battery life vs. the FHD versions. Also the 710 FHD model in Best Buy is the i5 version (I am thinking I could drop an extra 8gb of memory into that revision as I believe there is a free memory slot available?) and so I am wondering would I really see much of a difference in the i5 vs i7, I do not do any HD encoding etc, the most taxing activity would be World of Warcarft which I think should run fine on either at reduced resolution.Last question, on the 710, is the SSD sata or PCIe? Again battery life is a concern, main usage for flights will be watching local video content, both 1080p and 720p. Thoughts?Patrick

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Has anyone seen / heard information regarding a possible ETA for the new Kaby Lake based Spectre x360 variants in the UK? It's exactly what I'm looking for, and I was really excited about the October release date, only to be disappointed when it came and went and yet it's still not available in the UK I've customized the spec that I'm after on the US store: 13", 1920x1080, Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win 10 Pro x64 - except of course it's lacking the UK keyboard. Any idea how much longer I have to wait before I can replace my ancient 8+ year old laptop with this laptop of my dreams? Thanks,Alex

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 The computer was purchased on December 10 2016, and on February 11 2017 I presented the fan system error 90B.
The error appears and disappears, I update the BIOS but it is still happening. The equipment is impeccable, so I discard dirt. Also the fan seems to work, and I have monitored the temperature and it has not changeda, although it has warmed considerably since I bought it. But the error still appears. The equipment has warranty but I buy it in USA and I am from Costa Rica.

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I currently have an Envy 750-114 desktop, which has an i5-6400 processor. I am curious as to whether I would be able to upgrade to a 7th-generation Core processor (Kaby Lake), since it has the same socket. I realize that this line of processors does not appear to be officially supported, and thus any such upgrade would be liable to void any warranty on this system, but the warranty is just about expired anyway. The TDP of a 7th-generation processor appears to be comparable to that of the current processor (many of them appear to be 65 W, such as the i5-7500 or the i7-7700). My concern is less about official support and whether such an upgrade would work at all (particularly as to whether any issues may arise). I have the 2B47 1.04 board, with BIOS version A1.08.

A:Envy 750-114 processor upgrade - Kaby Lake

@jackypop Most motherboards with the 1151 socket are typically capable of supporting Kaby Lake processors. However, that doesn't mean that all manufacturers will support Kaby Lake on the 1151 socket motherboards.  The existing processor support list for your motherboard don't include Kaby Lake processors.  Additionally, I can find no mention for Kaby Lake processor support in the last BIOS update fix information. 

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Will the bios for the motherboards used in Acer computers - whatever they are, I can't find anything about it - be updated to support Kaby Lake processors? Speifically the one in Aspire X3-710. I'm interested in upgrading to a i7-7700 but don't know if I can without a bios update.

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On the US HP store, the Spectre x360 with the 7th Gen Intel chipset is already available for purchase.I tried calling your sales rep who said he does not know when the new laptops will arrive.Does anyone have any info on when the laptops will be available for purchase?I saw you can already buy the Envy and Pavilion laptops with Kaby Lake, but not the Spectre x360.Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear Guy!I want to buy a new PC workstation Z seris use Processor Kaby Lake. But i can't find it in web store (http://www8.hp.com/vn/en/workstations/z240.html).Can you ask me when HP will sell it?

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