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My 722K is on fire

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by kcolg30, May 26, 2010.

  1. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
    I posted a few weeks ago about my temps on my 722K. I just checked and now they are at....

    High 140
    Low 112
    Average 122

    Nothing is blocking the air path. Fan sounds normal. At what temp will my 722K melt into a blob of plastic or when will the internal temp shutdown the unit.
  2. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Those temps aren't particularly high. A bit cooler would be better, sure. Is it in a cabinet or on a shelf that impeads airflow?
  3. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    On fire?? Really?? :rolleyes:
  4. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
    It is sitting on top of the entertainment center. Nothing is around the unit that would prevent airflow from passing into the unit.
  5. JWKessler

    JWKessler Legend

    Jun 2, 2004
    What is the ambient temperature? The temperatures inside electronic equipment typically are some number of degrees above ambient so as the room gets hotter (warm weather is now upon us), the temperatures of our equipment will tend to increase proportionally.
  6. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
    Ambient is in the mid 70's in that room. I was just curious since it jumped higher than my last readings a week ago.
  7. lotboy16

    lotboy16 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2009
    You've gotta give the thread starter credit. Alot of ppl are gunna view this thread based on the title lol :hurah:
  8. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    Think we should send OP some marshmellows?
  9. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Don't forget the graham crackers and Hershey's bars. Smores FTW!
  10. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    You do have to give the OP credit though. He has been a prolific thread starter, with some interesting Titles.
  11. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Ah, but for the folks who don't have a fireplace on those cold winter nights, a ViP DVR makes things warm and cozy....
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    And the 722 is a "hot" receiver ... but now we've spent more posts discussing the title than the temperatures how effective is the title at getting answers?

    I'd set a thermometer next to the receiver (but not in the path of the exhaust air flow). See how hot it is outside. My 622 is running at 118-138 (mean ave 132). It could use better airflow.

    On top of makes me think of heat from other equipment affecting the 722's temps. Is there any other explanation (sunlight, etc)?
  13. kcolg30

    kcolg30 Godfather

    May 11, 2010
    Thermo says 76 in the room next to the 722. No other equip is on top or next to the 722 and their is no direct sunlight. Other than that I find it odd that it jumped several degrees within the last few days. The unit is normally on for about 8-12 hours per day.
  14. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Is this causing you a particular problem?
  15. b315653

    b315653 Cool Member

    May 2, 2007
    When I upgraded to HD and saw the temps on the 722K I was a little worried. I went on Ebay and bought one of those notebook coolers.
    The trick is picking up the 722 and sliding the cooler under the bottom without breaking the flimsy cooler. Worked really good. Mine has 3 fans that are blowing up through the 722. It's a USB powered cooler so I bought an adapter to plug into the wall for power.

    111 Hi, 96 Low. 102 Average is where I am sitting now.
  16. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    That's excellent.
  17. Grampa67

    Grampa67 Legend

    Mar 14, 2005
    How long does it take for the values stoered in memory to change?
  18. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    All things being equal... the temperature is going to change from day to day depending upon how you use the receiver.

    The hard drive is spinning all the time... so that's a constant... but there'd be a heat difference in how you use the drive from day to day.

    I have to think it runs hotter if you are recording/playing from all the possible tuners at the same time, than when it is "resting" and just being watched.

    Also pausing and trick play should exercise things more than just the normal default buffering that happens when watching live TV.

    Also, while the temp is a measure of the hard drive... that temp would be increased by use of the receiver in general... so when the CPU is running hotter, the hard drive might be seeing that heat increase too.. so basically, lots of factors go in to what effects the temperature.

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