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Hopper - Please Post Your Temperatures


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#26 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

There is no way to reset it - perhaps if you'll find out how to clean NVRAM for the model ?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

I didn't see any reply to the question about voiding the warranty by opening the case or adding additional cooling. I haven't checked the actual temp (I'll do it tonight and post), but I noticed when I picked up a remote that was sitting next to the Hopper that it was really hot.

The Hopper itself felt hotter than I've ever felt any other computer or consumer electronics. Can't be good for long term operation.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

If you own it - no limit for modifications; if not, well... opening the case and don't damaging internal guts ...
Only HDD is protected from removing it out of HDD's holder by self-destructing void label (while the holder with the HDD could be removed without touching the label).

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:57 AM

My readings look higher than average:

134
87
122

Mine's in an open cabinet and the ambient temp is always 75. Looks like I need to change something. I guess the next step is to open it up and see what I'm working with.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:33 AM

S209
127/118/120


Now 123/116/118
I installed some spacers on the bottom of the Hopper to give it more airlflow underneath. It appears to be working. It is in a "pocket" in my cabinet. Front open, sides and back closed. I may drill holes in the back of the cabinet to improve airflow.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

Good idea an the leg ext. Did the same thing with my 522 with Lego blocks.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:15 AM

Hopper:
hi 122
lo 118
avg 118

"Average"?... think I'll add the legs and see if that helps. I do get laggy button operation quite often (worse than my old 722).

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

2.13/2.65

Hopper 1 (in cabinet with 4-6" on either side)
127
116
118

Hopper 2 (on open shelf)
123
113
116

Joey 1 (on open shelf)
143
131
134

Joey 2 (on open shelf)
145
133
134

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hopper
H: 122
L: 73
AVG: 104

Joey1 (open shelf)
H: 168
L: 87
AVG: 138

Joey2 (closed cabinet)
H: 152
L: 87
AVG: 138

So I'm a bit concerned about the Joeys.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

they soon to be cooked :D

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

S213

H 132
L 32
A 118
In enclosed entertainment center. I'm not sure how it figures out the average because it appears to be inaccurate.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

Thought I would give my input for my system which is the VIP922/wMT2 so alot of you can feel better about your temps,mine is on top of my entertainment center because when it's not it runs about 8 degrees warmer:

High:132.

Average:122.

Low:100.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:42 AM

Hopper
H: 122
L: 73
AVG: 104

Joey1 (open shelf)
H: 168
L: 87
AVG: 138

Joey2 (closed cabinet)
H: 152
L: 87
AVG: 138

So I'm a bit concerned about the Joeys.


The HIC was placed ontop of the Joey1, and it was hot. I have moved it to the side, this should help. I have placed the Joey2 into a vertical position in the cabinet which should provide for better venting.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

My Hopper today:

Hi 127 F/53 C
Lo 77 F/25 C
Av 111 F/44 C

Added this inside view of my Hopper. There is no shroud routing the fan to the HDD.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:50 AM

My Joey
156f
93f
138f
Open shelf/standing on side with square plate rec'd with unit.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:05 AM

My second hopper temps are as follows

H 125
L 32
A 116

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

I'm fairly new to Dish, had my Hopper/Joeys installed July 18.....I decided to look into my temps as well. At first my Hopper was pretty hot: 125 degrees F. I keep mine on a glass shelf in an open case. Last week I decided to raise the Hopper up to help with air flow. Brought it up about 2 inches by using glass candle votives turned upside down. Cost me a total of $4. My new temps are posted below. Also, once I did this I could touch the bottom of the Hopper to see where the highest temp occurs. If you refer to the picture at the beginning of this post, the hottest temp is NOT at the hard drive. In fact, that is really close to room temp. The heat is under the silver panel that runs front to back just to the right of center. So, I'm no longer worried about Hopper Heat. However, I AM concerned about Joey heat. I have all of mine up on their side in an open area. As you see below, they get pretty hot no matter what you do.

Hopper: 118H/111L/114 average
Joey 1: 141H/125L/132 average
Joey 2: 143H/132L/134 average
Joey 3: 142H/130L/128 average

So if you elevate the Hopper a few inches and try to keep in an open area, the temp should be fine.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hopper: 114H/113L/113 average

Using 4x1" spacers under feet

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

I'm fairly new to Dish, had my Hopper/Joeys installed July 18.....I decided to look into my temps as well. At first my Hopper was pretty hot: 125 degrees F. I keep mine on a glass shelf in an open case. Last week I decided to raise the Hopper up to help with air flow. Brought it up about 2 inches by using glass candle votives turned upside down. Cost me a total of $4. My new temps are posted below. Also, once I did this I could touch the bottom of the Hopper to see where the highest temp occurs. If you refer to the picture at the beginning of this post, the hottest temp is NOT at the hard drive. In fact, that is really close to room temp. The heat is under the silver panel that runs front to back just to the right of center. So, I'm no longer worried about Hopper Heat. However, I AM concerned about Joey heat. I have all of mine up on their side in an open area. As you see below, they get pretty hot no matter what you do.

Hopper: 118H/111L/114 average
Joey 1: 141H/125L/132 average
Joey 2: 143H/132L/134 average
Joey 3: 142H/130L/128 average

So if you elevate the Hopper a few inches and try to keep in an open area, the temp should be fine.


The Joeys run hot and that is normal because there is no internal fan for the Joeys. A way to help with the heat of the Joeys and keep them as cool as possible is to use the Joey stand.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

It was recommended long time ago, also it was discovered unpopulated fan inside of J.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

Got the Hopper II a week or so ago, coming from the 722k.

With my Arizona location, and my cabinet actually in my garage (where the temps can get to 130F during the day), with the 722 I had 2 USB fans, one to push more air in at the intake fan, one to help pull it out. I'll put those back in place this weekend. Am I correct that the fan in the photo on the left (from the photo of the front) pulls in air? And I'll definitely raise up with blocks or something.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nope. It pusing outside air into the box. Nothing will help you to push more air inside.
Left grill is small, no exhausting flow.
Raise the gap under DVR for two or three inches.
You coul put there a fan directing up, but efficiency would be low as its airflow will not go thru bottom side of a case and internal PCB.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

I knew how to check the temperature on my 722. What's the Hopper procedure?

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

I knew how to check the temperature on my 722. What's the Hopper procedure?


Same.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

Same.


Sorry, the 722 procedure doesn't fit. Please let me know the steps for the hopper. Thanks




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