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Vu+ Duo2 Temperatures

Discussion in 'Vu+ Modding Art (babylon)' started by eastof111, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. eastof111

    eastof111 Vu+ Newbie

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    When I initially received my Duo2, the two dual tuners felt very hot at the F connectors. I had read on some forums that the tuner area temps were rather high for some other users too. Some said it was normal. For me, I felt the temps were too high to the touch at the F connectors. I measured the temps with a digital laser thermometer and decided I would install a fan to lower the temperature.

    I added a small cpu fan by using a velcro strip on the motherboard and bottom of the fan. This way, both could be peeled off in the future without damage. It did lower the temps of both tuners at idle (no recording, transcoding, etc) by ten degrees (F) from a high of 108-112 degrees at the F connectors. Nothing fantastic, but every little bit helps; plus I am sure it will extend longevity and keep the gremlins away. Using the fan control plugin makes it easier to control the speeds (temp and noise) since both fans are hooked up to the same pin out. Noise contribution was not much of a factor to me.

    I may add an additional heat sink to the cpu later as it's currently running at 125 degrees with the existing black heatsink at idle. Hopefully, the BH coders will add an overclocking feature to improve the blind scan speed. AND, add the blind scan as an integral part of the BH code, rather than a plugin. Also, allowing us to select lnbs for std or universal scans. Would be a great New Year's gift! If they do, I would definitely add a robust heat sink, since there is ample room for the addition.

    The hard drive is running at 95 degrees which is adequate. All temps were measured with the cover off.

    z_Cpu fan for the tuners.jpg z_Connections to pin out.jpg
     
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  2. cydonia84

    cydonia84 Vu+ Newbie

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    Hai provato gli ultimi driver o la nuova 2.0.8?
    Chengelog update driver
    20131212
    - Support more video codecs in media playback.(OE 2.1 gstreamer)
    - Reduce First picture display time(zapping time improvement : duo2, solo2)
    - Support dual transcoding(duo2, Only 2nd transcoding is mutually exclusive with PIP)
    - Improve PCM playback(solo, duo, uno, ulitmo)
    - Support 3D surround (solo, duo, solo2, duo2)
    - Support AVL(automatic volume leveler)(duo2, solo2)
    - Support more proc entries to control duo2 transcoding.(Plugin will follow)
    - Improve temperature control of dual tuner when not in use(duo2, uno, ultimo)
    - FPGA update in solo2(done automatically in the first bootup after installation)
    - Fix EOS deteciton in media(PCM) & TS playback
    - Support AAC passthrough
    - Remove unnecessary debug messages(duo2)
     
  3. stuff.hunter

    stuff.hunter Vu+ Newbie

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    .. just wandering, fancontrol2 plugin uses config for 3 or 4 pins fans where duo2 has 2 pins only, also it seem to do nothing to fan speed control mean fan rpms are always the same no matter what temp is inside of the box... so thinking about simple 'hardware temp depending' fan(s) controller (plugged in between motherboard and fan itself) with own temp sensor(s).
    it might be a good (if not the best) alternative to 'software' control.

    Peace,
    stuff
     
  4. eastof111

    eastof111 Vu+ Newbie

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    z_LCD.png
    I've read that FanControl2 is not compatible with Duo². Using Black Hole's fan control, I assume the coders made the necessary code changes so their version works with the Duo² because it does keep my receiver at a respectable temperature. See attached picture.

    You can lower the temperature further by adding a lap top cooling pad underneath the receiver and it will go down another 1-2 C... your mileage will vary by the room temperature.
     
  5. antoine3_dupres

    antoine3_dupres Vu+ Newbie

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    The Bh addons fan control 2 works great. (Not the one in the plugins)
     
  6. Goktytan

    Goktytan Vu+ Newbie

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    What settings are you using


    Skickas från min iPad via Tapatalk
     
  7. a943b

    a943b Vu+ Newbie

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    j "I need nfi file format for Vu + DUO2
     
  8. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Why do you need nfi image file format, nfi is an extension used on another manafacturer STB´s, Vuplus STB´s don´t need such extension to be flashed!

    Note: You post is not on the correct section, this section is for hardware, not for firmware or STB software, you are O.T.

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  9. Mick12334

    Mick12334 Moderator

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  10. a943b

    a943b Vu+ Newbie

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    j "I need nfi file format for Vu + DUO2
     

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  11. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Don´t understand even, what are you trying to do or to report on video, why are you pressing the front power button ... on booting STB?

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  12. Mick12334

    Mick12334 Moderator

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    Your VU+ Duo 2 doesn't seem to be powering up properly, you're not even getting the usual boot up information, showing the bootloader.
     

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