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#1 Christoph182

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

Hey guys, I just noticed the other day the clock on my computer is never right., Why is that??

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 12:37 PM

You may need to change your CMOS battery. I had just changed my battery recently because my clock was losing time Christoph182. Do you think that could be the cause?

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:40 PM

Maybe the time zone is not set correctly.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:45 PM

mine does same thing. goes for bout 2 weeks. and then its like 4 hours behind.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:40 PM

It is a battery problem if time lags more than a minute a day.
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 10:26 PM

got comp 3 monts ago. 450 watt supply. if that matters

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:28 AM

If Windows clock resets to Jan 1 everytime you re-boot, the battery on the motherboard is getting low.

If clock runs slow - not enough RAM, or RAM is defective.

Tell us how much RAM your computer has. Start > right click on My Computer > Properties

Also tell us what programs you are running (lower right corner, next to the clock, what icons do you see there?)

Let us know the answer to the above questions, and we should be able to make a diagnosis.

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Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 03 October 2005 - 07:32 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:57 AM

I am having the same problem. Taksbar clock, Ive tried to reset it and it takes the change, but when I come back later, Ive lost 3 hours. Running winxp pro. What gives?

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:18 AM

arkmay,

answer the same questions in my post above yours and we can diagnose the problem! Thanks.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:41 AM

If the date and time are constantly resetting, then probably cmos battery, tho many newer computers don't use battery to keep settings when computer is turned off.

If date is accurate, but clock loses or gains time, it may be the processor. Quality control is not what it used to be.

If it lose enough time, and is still under warranty you might want to consult with manufacturer.

In Win XP you can set it to go out on to Internet and update time from a time server. This will keep the clock relatively accurate.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:13 PM

I have 512MB of RAM




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