pc clock

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by macromp, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    the time on my comp keeps getting faster, after about 24 hours it will have gained 2 minutes from somewhere and it's a pig having to change it back all the time, any ideas what could be wrong?
     
  2. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    could be your CMOS battery. either that or your other clocks that you look at are slow. :D
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    change your watch battery ;) :p
     
  4. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    lol, no all of my other clocks are ok, right, where do i get one of them cmos batteries from? i don't think i should be allowed on computers! =\
     
  5. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    any hardware store... its just a simple button battery. Open the case and look on the motherboard and you will see it ;)
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yep, what theKore said. and if u can't find the only shiny button battery that is on the motherboard, then....... well.......... maybe your comment is right. :confused:
     
  7. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    lol, yeah i know what it is, i just wondered if it was different to other batteries of that size...anyway, i'll see what happens, thanks.

    P.S if i never make it back to this forum then you know i took the wrong thing out =P
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I don't think changing batteries will help. Computer clocks drift, some pretty badly. I suggest you set XP to use the time update service to self-correct the time over the net once a week.
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah wot Zedric said
     
  10. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well, my clock never drifts, and i don't have it synchronized either.
     
  11. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    yeah it didn't used to, but since i had this motherboard it has, so i'll try the battery thing...it's set to synchronize anyway
     
  12. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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