System Clock - Always Adjusting Itself???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi, currently my system clock is 23 minutes advance even if I had changed a few minutes ago. It will accept the new time but after sometime, the time is wrong again. My time zone is eastern.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    May be a long shot but you could possibly have a program thats updating your clock for you and it happens to be off.
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Windows XP has a built in time updater, maybe for some reason that sin't working poperly, can try turning it of. Go to date time settings, click internet time tab and untick the box (or make sure its set properly)
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Could be your CMOS battery is dying.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yeah try a new battery.
     
  6. Tittles

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    I member this happen to me before...but i dont member what fixed it? I think I fixed it when i had to reinstall windows for some reason.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Pretty much agree with everyone :)

    Make sure your clock is in the correct time zone, daylight savings are set right (if applicable of course), check if your clock is being sync'd to an online server.

    Also the CMOS battery thing, although in all my years of owning all my computers, it's never a factor that's ever affected me, however I do know that it can play havoc if it does fault :)
     
  8. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    There is a battery? Wow...i am really slow...i need to learn alot more about computers...i thought i knew alot but i guess not
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yup :) If you can, pop open the side of your case (touch some metal objects before doing so, to de-static yourself) take a look at your motherboard, and you should spot a battery on their somewhere. Position varies from board to board, but it's on there somewhere :)
     
  10. Tittles

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    ooooo...Yeah I noticed that before but never really thought of it bein a battery. How long do they usally last?
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I actually don't know, as I say, mine have never failed me.

    Just google'd and found this:
    .. quite a while then :)
     
  12. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    thats good...i have my computer on like 24/7 cept like atleast one weekend a month cause i go to my dads sometimes
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Wouldn't the clock get slower not faster if the battery was dying?
     
  14. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Hey...he does have a good bout? doesnt he?
     
  15. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    You'd think it'd get slower, but that's more of an analog thing. Digitals just do weird things when the battery wears down.
     
  16. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks a lot for all the informations. I had unticked the autoupdate from the internet and will check the cmos battery.
    good day.
     
  17. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    YEAH there is a battery lol. Get to PC World fast
     
  18. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    LOL...:(
     
  19. firehawk

    firehawk OSNN Addict

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    The battery has nothing to do with it..........when it's plugged in and recieving AC. The battery is only meant to keep your BIOS settings in the event there is no AC power.
     
  20. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    which is whenever you turn off the computer.