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0x120 Temperature Readings after Reboot

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Just an informational post for those who have posted that they are getting lower temperatures after the update:

    I've noticed lower temperatures after every forced update and every unplanned reboot when I haven't been swearing too much to forget to check.

    It's my guess that rebooting turns the hard drive fan on full blast until the reboot process is over. This is similar to a late-model PC where you'll hear the fans blow full blast until the BIOS and OS take over and set the fans to the appropriate speed.

    You might want to check the internal temp after 24 hours and post if it has stayed that low for you.
  2. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Mine is back up to 127deg and holding since the 120 download.
  3. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I always measure pre-post update temp and I have never seen it change (I mean measuring within minutes, not hours). I also measure the OTA signal levels and have observed no change here on the 6 OTA channels I get either.

    (Just part of my update routine, so I do it every time)
  4. Coffey77

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Nov 12, 2006
    I had 127-129 consitently with previous software.

    After 0x120
    120 about a half hour to an hour after the download.
    118 this AM after the download, 7 hours later and with the HR20 powered down for the night.

    *I will say that the outdoor temp is much cooler than it has been and the HR20 is near an outside wall.
  5. mikhu

    mikhu Beer Aficionado

    Oct 10, 2006
    My HR20 is in a 60 degree room and it's back up to 127 just like usual.

    Yes Earl, you were right. It's back up to 127. ;)
  6. tjboyd

    tjboyd Legend

    Oct 5, 2006
    After X120, my HR20 is holding steady at 127F again too...
  7. Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    If any of you guys/gals are concerned about running temps, consider the "Targus Chill Mat". I have one on top of my HR-20 sucking heat out the top. One of the fans on the chill mat is actually positioned above the hard drive and my HR-20 stays between 110 and 112.

    Just a cheap cooling tip.

    I'll be here all week, don't forget to tip your waitress! :)
  8. webbuzz

    webbuzz Cool Member

    Jan 24, 2007

    I have been using one on my Home Theater Receiver and bought another at wal-mart today. My temps are now the same 110-112.
  9. dallascontractor

    dallascontractor DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Both with the previous forced upgrade were running 125 F
    With 120 Build both are at 120 f , no extra fans or cooling , room temp 70 F
  10. jmschnur

    jmschnur Icon

    Aug 30, 2006
    Mine is now about 104 with Radio Shack usb fan. This may be a real 2 degrees cooler than before the last two updates or just a normal variation due to disk use at the time.
  11. Vinny

    Vinny New Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I just checked.....it's 120 and has held between 120-122 since Monday night d/l.
  12. snewo

    snewo AllStar

    Sep 30, 2006
    I just forced x120. I was 113 F before the update and I am now 109 F after. I don't have any fans or anything, so my lower temp seems a little strange. The only thing I can think of is that I have decent airflow and I am currently using the HR20 sitting on it's left side and not flat. Anyone else in my temp range without extra fans?
  13. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    127 before now 124... been in use all day...
  14. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    127 deg. here with 0x10.
  15. jmschnur

    jmschnur Icon

    Aug 30, 2006
    120 temp log

    Wed 11:00PM T=106
    Thursday 8:00 AM T=102

    This is a bit lower then the 10b release.

    I would guess the lower t's are due to decreased disk use-perhaps there has been a change in the buffer size or access paramters since 10b. This might lead to lower disk use in some case or at some times leading to some users seeing lower temperatures.

  16. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    122 before
    120 now
  17. mocciat

    mocciat Icon

    Oct 17, 2006
    127 before
    120-122 now
  18. redrocker

    redrocker AllStar

    Jan 3, 2007
    Mine is in the middle of the house in a cabinet with doors closed reading 122 deg, before x120 it was around 125-126
  19. richlife

    richlife Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2006
    Mine is in a closed cabinet on which I leave the glass door cracked open. The temp has been 120 - 124 with all releases until I just checked today -- at 129 while watching a recording and also recording another show. This is the highest I've seen and I'll keep an eye on it.

    My previous DirecTivo always ran at 140 to 144 (placed in a different cabinet) and still shows no sign of problems, so I'm not expect any real issues. Maybe the worst I might expect is a shortened life on the box if it ran real hot, but I suspect we'll see the newer and better HD DVR before then. (How's that for optimism!)
  20. tstarn

    tstarn Banned User

    Sep 30, 2006
    Hmm, I have mine on the bottom, as it would be used for a notebook. Mine is running at 109. Should I move it to the top? Seems like there is heat down below too, and the two fans are pulling the hot air off the bottom and out the back of the mat.
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