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Computer Clock Time Is Always Off


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#1 sjf99

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

My computer clock is always a half a second to two seconds off even after I true it up with the internet thru the control panel.  I changed out the battery to see if that would do the trick, it seemed to get the correct time initially but slowly moved ahead again.

 

I don't care that much but wonder if it is indicative of an overall bigger issue with the motherboard? (everything seems ok, I have no problems posting, etc.).  Side note, my laptop clock is always "spot on" but that is on the windows 7 OS, maybe OS variations?  Any thoughts?  My specs are below just in case:

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/K84LZjoRgC1r2fJ2J7PBpYF

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:03 AM

I don't think you have anything to worry about, after all, if you think about it, what is the correct time ?  Yes, you sync it with 'internet time' but that is subject to all sorts of lags and not necessarily the same lags for two different computers. On top of that all electronic time keepers drift a little, certainly cheap ones.

 

I have a reasonably good electronic watch and that drifts a few seconds a month but any errors this causes are swamped by the fact that typically I change time zones about eight times a year shifting backwards or forwards by an hour each time.

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:28 PM

Thanks Chris



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

CMOS battery you replaced may be dying, or the wrong type.

 

Try a fresh battery.


Edited by jwoods301, 03 July 2017 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:51 AM

After reading this thread last night I did extensive research on this odd phenomenon. It seems that a minority of home computers have a different concept of time, let's call it "Internet time." These computers that subscribe to the concept of internet time will always be a little different than the other computers in our society that subscribe to the normal concept of time.

 

The whole thing is a conspiracy designed to cause rampant chaos in our society and reek havoc amongst computer owners.

 

http://www.users.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/internetTime.html


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:45 AM

CMOS battery you replaced may be dying, or the wrong type.

 

Try a fresh battery.

If this were a dying battery the time would be off in a considerably different time, not off by a couple of seconds as the OP has indicated.


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#7 sjf99

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

JWoods - The battery is the exact model recommended (CR-2032), and I have tried two different batteries.

 

Rocky - With all due respect, I am not sure I am following what you are talking about exactly.

 

Thanks guys.

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:10 AM

JWoods - The battery is the exact model recommended (CR-2032), and I have tried two different batteries.

 

Rocky - With all due respect, I am not sure I am following what you are talking about exactly.

 

Thanks guys.

 

Scott

 

 

Just a little attempt at humor on a beautiful Tuesday morning!!!!


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:26 PM

My attempt at humor follows from this;

 

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/internettime.html


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

After reading this thread last night I did extensive research on this odd phenomenon. It seems that a minority of home computers have a different concept of time, let's call it "Internet time." These computers that subscribe to the concept of internet time will always be a little different than the other computers in our society that subscribe to the normal concept of time.

 

The whole thing is a conspiracy designed to cause rampant chaos in our society and reek havoc amongst computer owners.

 

http://www.users.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/internetTime.html

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:27 PM

I was going to recommend a 9 volt battery, but...

 

To get back to the original question, you might read the Important notes section on the NIST time services site for possible clues...

 

http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

CMOS battery you replaced may be dying, or the wrong type.

 

Try a fresh battery.

@jwoods301

I don't think so that this a battery issue.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:46 AM

 

CMOS battery you replaced may be dying, or the wrong type.

 

Try a fresh battery.

@jwoods301

I don't think so that this a battery issue.

 

 

Heard that before...thanks.






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