It has nothing to do with any of that. From day one this laptop was as loud as a dustbuster. Gets worse if you have to charge and use it at the same time. The teardown mentioned something about the lack of noise dampening grommets. For what its worth I have tried everything like updating my drivers, bios, thermal management software, and playing with power performance settings in Dell Commander and the energy profile settings. Personally I think the fan quality is subpar and I’m not the only one that has complained about this especially those on the Dell help forums. Thanks.