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Clock Stops In Standby


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#1 The Count

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 04:33 PM

I seem to have problem with the clock on my pc not keeping time when it is standby. Usually, but not always, the clock seems to have lost hours when my pc is in standby mode.

I don't think its the battery, because it keeps perfect time when its switched off. It just has a problem with standby mode.

I'm running XP media centre edition 2005 SP2 build 2600 on an Intel D915POM mobo based pc with a dual core 3GHz P4, 1GB RAM. All windows updates and drivers are up to date.

Any ideas?

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:15 PM

My cureall for standby/hibernation problems is to update the video drivers to the latest, WHQL certified version. They somehow link a lot of the functions in the PC when it comes to standby/hibernation.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for that John - but no help I'm afraid. I'm using an nvidia geforce 6600 with the latest WHQL certified drivers (8.1.9.8).

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

Oh well, it was worth a shot! :thumbsup:

The difference between power down and standby is that there's a trickle of current left in the computer when in standby. This keeps the information in the RAM refreshed so that you can startup faster.

Since there's current there - this shouldn't affect the clock at all unless something is wrong. Have you checked the board for any problems with the capacitors? http://badcaps.com/ident/
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 05:13 PM

I've discovered something slightly odd today that makes me think that this isn't a hardware problem at all.

My setup is as a mediacentre so I use my PC to record TV. When not in use, the pc goes into standby. When it's time to record it wakes itself up.

Tonight it woke up at exactly the right time, but once awake, the clock showed the time that it last went into standby.

It's as though when the system comes out of standby, and it restores everything, it also restores the time???

Is that possible?

Me confused.




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