Ionico - Fan/Airflow/Vapor Cooling Chamber Whistle

Halfpipe

Member
Recently purchased an Ionico 16" Laptop (spec below) and the fan/vapor cooling chamber has a constant whistle.

The whistle goes away when the bottom cover is removed so I think it is an airflow issue.

I love the laptop but the whistle (although relatively quiet) is infuriating. It's a constant high pitched whistling noise.
Fans I can deal with, this is different. It's like the ringing in your ears you get sometimes (tinnitus) but ALL the time when the laptop is on.

Any ideas?
RMA?
If I get an exchange laptop will it just have the same issue?
Will they even RMA for a whistling sound?
Can they fix it?
Do I just live with it?

Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 16" Matte QHD 240Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1600)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 14 Core Processor 13900H (5.4GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair 4800MHz SODIMM DDR5 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4060 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB CORSAIR CORE XT MP600 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD (up to 5000 MB/R, 3500 MB/W)
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
1 x Ionico Battery 73WH
Thermal Paste
VAPOR CHAMBER ADVANCED COOLING
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 + BT 5.3
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x THUNDERBOLT 4 PORT + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO MULTI COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MP FULL HD WEBCAM
 
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Can i ask you a question, you have this laptop, so is it support XMP 3.0 memory profile? I wana buy DDR5 4800 memory with lower timings, but i need make sure i can go with XMP on that laptop. Thank you.
 

ArnPiz

Member
Hi Halfp
Recently purchased an Ionico 16" Laptop (spec below) and the fan/vapor cooling chamber has a constant whistle.

The whistle goes away when the bottom cover is removed so I think it is an airflow issue.

I love the laptop but the whistle (although relatively quiet) is infuriating. It's a constant high pitched whistling noise.
Fans I can deal with, this is different. It's like the ringing in your ears you get sometimes (tinnitus) but ALL the time when the laptop is on.

Any ideas?
RMA?
If I get an exchange laptop will it just have the same issue?
Will they even RMA for a whistling sound?
Can they fix it?
Do I just live with it?

Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 16" Matte QHD 240Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1600)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 14 Core Processor 13900H (5.4GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair 4800MHz SODIMM DDR5 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4060 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB CORSAIR CORE XT MP600 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD (up to 5000 MB/R, 3500 MB/W)
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
1 x Ionico Battery 73WH
Thermal Paste
VAPOR CHAMBER ADVANCED COOLING
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 + BT 5.3
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x THUNDERBOLT 4 PORT + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO MULTI COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 2.0 MP FULL HD WEBCAM
Hi Halfpipe,
I noted in my review of this laptop that there was a noticeable whistle from the cooling system at around 2kHz when the fans were at idle.
-On my machine, the whistle disappeared after a week or two of mixed use.

Based on my experience you might want to wait a while and see if the whistle goes away

Arn
 

Halfpipe

Member
Hi Halfp

Hi Halfpipe,
I noted in my review of this laptop that there was a noticeable whistle from the cooling system at around 2kHz when the fans were at idle.
-On my machine, the whistle disappeared after a week or two of mixed use.

Based on my experience you might want to wait a while and see if the whistle goes away

Arn
Thanks Arn.

I've had mine over a month now and it's still there.

Some electrical tape over a very small part of the grill on the bottom has reduced the noise of the whistle. It hasn't effected temperatures either.

It's quite clearly an airflow issue which is quite disappointing.
 
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