Clocks on computers

why doesnt computer keep good clock time??:confused:

Maybe your CMOS battery needs replacing.
Another thing that is known to slow your computer clock is running Seti@home (does not happen to all computers running Seti) , on my computer running Seti 24/7 it looses 10 minutes a week.

Originally posted by 2ndsign
why doesnt computer keep good clock time??:confused:

because your PC is made to become a computer,not become a clock :Z

That’s why :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

What I want to know is why you posted this here? :confused:

Originally posted by dhc014
What I want to know is why you posted this here? :confused:

because where i work they use a computerized clock system and i think of course its well known that computers dont keep good time!
i sure there is some software to update time on net they are not using this.im wanting someone to tell me specifically why computers dont keep good time!
we are losing 2 minutes per week at work and there just keeping it the way it is!:confused:

this i believe is a software problem not hardware!!:bigsmile:

perhaps it is a software problem…but this is the BURNING software thread…:wink:

but as said before, if it is the batery on your mobo, then it would be a hardware problem (which i think it is)

IF you use XP;
-right click on the clock
-chose adjust time/date
-chose internet time
-chose a server to set the time automaticly (or something like that)

no! no! no!

its not my computer !its a network composed of 200 or more computers at work!

i think its well known that computers stink as timekeepers!:confused:

Originally posted by 2ndsign
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its not my computer !its a network composed of 200 or more computers at work!

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Then you will have to change 200 batteries:)

Originally posted by The_Judas
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Then you will have to change 200 batteries:) [/B]

that are a lot off batteries, and expensive too :stuck_out_tongue:

Originally posted by damiandimitri
IF you use XP;
-right click on the clock
-chose adjust time/date
-chose internet time
-chose a server to set the time automaticly (or something like that)

I didn’t even know xp had that feature. It was set to automatically update my clock. No wonder my clock would always be wrong. Once a week it would syncronize (without me knowing) and in doing so, my clock would lose 2 hours time. So just a minute ago, i looked at me regional settings, and they were 2 hours off, what a coincidence. Now me clock is right and so are my regional settings.

Stupid xp, be surprised what you learn each day with it.

Originally posted by 2ndsign
why doesnt computer keep good clock time??:confused:

Originally it has to do with the fact that computer clock time is based on an approximate calculation of the actual crystal frequency (clock generator), not an accurate one like what is used in watches and clocks. This problem is as old as the PC.

I run win98SE so I use Chronograph, checks the time from one of the clock servers and adjusts the PC clock automatically.