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Help Please:- pc clock is running 20 minutes fast per hour

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Mesuno, 20 May 2006.

  1. Mesuno


    Joined: 21 Feb 2004

    Posts: 685

    Location: Canterbury

    As the thread title,

    my pc clock has started (in the last 3 days) running 20 minutes fast per hour.

    I've run an up to date virus check, rebooted numerous times, time sync'd with a server etc and nothing helps.

    does anyone have a clue what could cause this?

    It doesn't coincide with new software installations, my system isn't overclocked or anything and it has run fine for nearly 3 years with nothing like this. Even the IT guys at work are stumped.
  2. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    You say 3-years? Might be CMOS battery, though that would cause it to loose time not gain. Maybe synchronisation issues with Internet Time servers :confused: Try disabling Windows Time Service :D
  3. mc_bob


    Joined: 29 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,553

    Location: Reppin' up North London

    Do you mean it will be the correct time but then go faster by 20 mins every hour?
    Try just putting the time in yourself.

  4. Mesuno


    Joined: 21 Feb 2004

    Posts: 685

    Location: Canterbury

    I've tried entering the time manually. It still runs fast.
  5. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    I can only suggest replacing your battery.

    If that doesn't work, new motherboard time. :(
  6. Mesuno


    Joined: 21 Feb 2004

    Posts: 685

    Location: Canterbury

    /me cries
  7. chrismox

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,702

    Location: Brighton

    All is not lost!

    Assuming you either can't be bothered to replace the battery or that doesn't solve your problem, use Tardis 2000.

    I used it on my old Nforce2 system which ran similarly fast and it simply updates the time from a choice of hundreds of servers at whatever interval you choose (I had it set to 30 minutes which was fine for mine).

    You'll need to download it from http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk/ (it's shareware but doesn't have any features removed for freeware users).

    Install it and have it run every time you start Windows - it uses virtually no resources and sits in your system tray.

    You should also stop the 'Windows Time' Service using the services control panel in administrative tools.
  8. Caged


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,930

    nForce 2 boards do this. Mine did.

    Now I use Intel chipsets.