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System Clock Not Keeping Time.


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:18 PM

The system clock on my mothers old computer is wildly inaccurate at best. I have read that maybe anti virus software can interfere with such things. I will try un-installing AVG 8 incase this is the problem. The computer has a brand new CR2032 battery installed the correct way, I'm assuming I'd know if it were inserted incorrectly. It is inserted with writing upwards, having said that the mobo is an old K7M slot A affair so maybe it's jst worn out.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

The plus sign should be readable/visible by anyone looking at the board.

I suggest keeping your AV program active at all times...I've never heard that one about AV software...but I would not believe it.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:38 PM

I'm using an old AMD processor and the clock, while not wildly inaccurate, is always gaining time. I think it has more to do with the old computer than the antivirus, particularly since I'm using Linux on this computer and not Windows.

XP is supposed to check for the correct time, assuming the service isn't turned off. But then, so is Linux.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:07 PM

XP, left to itself, does a clock synch once a week, exactly 7 days from the last recorded synchronization.

Users can do one anytime, rather than wait...or if the time is known to be inaccurate.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:28 AM

Doh!!! :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

Talk about overlooking the obvious! It was set to the wrong time zone.

Lol. Should keep time perfectly now :D.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

LOL...been there, done that :thumbsup:.

Happy computing :flowers:.

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