Computer Clock Gaining Time...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by saber41, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. saber41

    saber41 Guest

    Within the past week or so I have noticed that the clock on one of my PC's is starting to gain time.

    After I turn the comp on from being off for a day or two I have to reset the time on the clock. It seems to gain about 20 - 30 minutes.

    The comp is about 4 years old, besides having to reset the clock there are no other problems with the computer, it runs great. I've heard that if the pc starts to lose time then the CMOS battery is most likely going bad, I dont know if a bad battery could also cause the pc to gain time....any ideas ??

    This is a test machine, right now I dual boot it with Win 2k Server and SUSE Linux 9.2 Pro, it has not been booted into Windows in eons...
     
  2. Glock Bob

    Glock Bob Snack Attack!!!

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    As the battery starts to die its voltage will start to "wander" around a certain range. This may be the cause, but not the only culprit. What the others are I have no idea.
     

  3. Sinister Angel

    Sinister Angel I'd Hit It!

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    That is strange it would be gaining time. If you want to make clock resets quick, I'd use ntpdate.