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Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by fortinjlf, May 26, 2008.

  1. fortinjlf

    fortinjlf Mentor

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    What time period does the heat temp indicator cover? I'd like to keep track, since I think it's been running a little warm.

    When it says "high temperature" and "average temperature". What time span does that mean? From initial install? One day? From last power-up? Just what?

    Thanks
     
  2. ChuckA

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    I'm not sure that's published. I have never seen any description of how/when the calculations are done or any way to reset it. I know when changes are made such as adding a fan to cool it down, the numbers will change over time but it seems like it took weeks for the average to come down.
     
  3. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    This counter appears to have very little value to anyone; including Dish.
     
  4. phrelin

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    On May 15 I noticed that my 722 was running unusually hot. I took steps to immediately cool it down and then ordered a notebook cooling fan pad. It took two days for the high temperature reading to change, from 138̊° to 140°. The cooling fan arrived May 20. It took three days for the low to drop from 111° to 105°. The average hasn't changed from 123°.

    I assume that the average is based on a large number of samples taken, so an average 5°± reduction would require some time to change.

    I also don't know how valid these numbers are. What I do know is that that hard drive manufacturers (Seagate/Maxtor/Western Digital) say that the "normal operating range" is 41° to 131° Fahrenheit so when I see numbers approaching and exceeding 131° I get very paranoid.
     

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