Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Clock Gaining Time?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Clock Gaining Time?

    Computers quite old now (it's an XP2500+ bought when this was the best on the market) but it still runs all the latest games no problem...

    Anyway, in the years I've had it, from time to time the clock has started to run fast... usually powering off has solved this, if not a bios reset has... and it's been fine for another year or so.

    But recently the clock gains time probably 50% of the times I power the computer on... and it's not insignificant, it's gaining about 10/15 mins per hour!

    Any ideas what might be causing it? Or a solution?

  2. #2
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    new cmos battery?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I mean the computer is gaining time while it's running... when it's turned off it seems to keep the correct time

  4. #4
    Ah, Mrs. Peel! mike_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    3,326
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    9 times in 7 posts
    I have a similar problem (actually, it would appear to be the exact same problem). I use Debian, so I just installed ntpdate, which synchronises the clock on every boot using NTP servers. If you don't use GNU/Linux, perhaps you can find a similar utility for Windows?

    There's some stuff about Windows here: http://www.akadia.com/services/ntp_synchronize.html

    A search on Google for Windows and NTP should sort you out.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    My clock synchronises every hour... but by that point it's gained 15 minutes already!

    i.e. 10:00 it says 10:15 and syncs back to 10:00, 11:00 it says 11:15 and syncs back to 11:00... it's even more annoying than just have it run faster and faster!

  6. #6
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,091
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    2,919 times in 2,366 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    XP on my computer hasn't been able to find any of the NTP servers for a while now

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    XP on my computer hasn't been able to find any of the NTP servers for a while now
    Not being blocked by a router or firewall are they?

  8. #8
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,091
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    2,919 times in 2,366 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by imroberts
    Not being blocked by a router or firewall are they?
    Good question. Happen to know what port is being used? I'd assume windows firewall isn't blocking it, but my router might be.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    Good question. Happen to know what port is being used? I'd assume windows firewall isn't blocking it, but my router might be.
    I wouldn't assume that about Windows Firewall - it used to block Windows Messenger etc. I think the akadia link above tells you which port is used

  10. #10
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,091
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    2,919 times in 2,366 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    OK thanks - UDP 123 should be open, will find out later tonight

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Top 5 All Time Games?
    By Stewart in forum Gaming
    Replies: 199
    Last Post: 30-09-2012, 01:53 AM
  2. Clearing out the Garage that time forgot.
    By Konan555 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-08-2005, 12:38 AM
  3. Help Ka clock running backwards
    By Gunbuster in forum Automotive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-12-2003, 08:52 PM
  4. Do you get an 'XP rating' applied when you o/c?
    By Austin in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 11-12-2003, 03:10 PM
  5. losing time
    By 5cupa in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-12-2003, 03:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •