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By dcoyle ·
Trader had brand new laptop (Fujitsu B series); lost time on clock (which can drastically affect trades); suspected CMOS battery, even though it's a new laptop. Gave him another brand new laptop (same model). Still loses time on his clock (aboout 1/2 mins per day). Has Tardis software on it which is supposed to sync up time with servers, etc. Have turned it on and off - to no avail. Software has same settings which another trader has, which has never had time problems.
Hard to believe it is CMOS now, but will probably try another laptop anyway...

Very confused. Anything I could try? Any help appreciated?

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by jereg In reply to Time Loss issue

I understand your concern with lost time, however, I'm not sure that i ever saw 2 PC's that kept the exact time. That said, if you're looking at a new laptop, you may want to avoid Fujitsu, given that you've had 2 bad ones in a row. I'm curious though, have you contacted the vendor, or Fujitsu? What do they say? What are they willing to do?
If you have no luck with the vendor, and time doesn't sync with the network, you may want to set the laptop to set itself to the atomic clock.
You can go to the NIST web site and download a small, free utility that will sync a PC to their clock. You can set it to access the clock as many times a day as you want. I've set my servers to update their clocks 4 times a day. It's overkill, but the time is always right.

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by dcoyle In reply to Time Loss issue

Fujitsu is not the prob.
Dont want NIST on the laps. Thx anyway...

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by Drose In reply to Time Loss issue

I had a problem with a pc keeping the correct time. You could try www.worldtimeserver.com. There you will find Atomic clock sync to keep your clock from losing time.

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by dcoyle In reply to Time Loss issue

Dont want Time servers! Thx anyway...

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