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By Frankenstien ·
My Windows 98 Pc Time clock is running about 2and half times faster than it should.Please note the AM/PM time displayed in the bottom right corner.

I have formated my hard drive reinstalled windows,
removed and replaced the CMOS battery,uninstalled and reinstalled all my hardware,ive done everything I can think of short of setting fire to my pc.
If anybody out there can help me it will be highly appreciated.
Regards
Frank

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by jereg In reply to Trouble with time

Time is usually controlled by a clock in the CMOS, or by a crystal on the mother board, (somewhat older technology). You would need to contact the MB mfr. to determine where the clock is. Sometimes clocks can run fast of slow. With the millions of MB's made, a small peercentage will be bad. If it's new, I would try to get it fixed under warranty. Failing that, I think I would get a new MB. The cost is well under $100, and by getting a new MB you'll be getting newer technology.
Hope that helps.

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by Frankenstien In reply to Trouble with time

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by Ann777 In reply to Trouble with time

If you have removed and replaced your SAME (???) CMOS battery, I'd suggest that you place a new CMOS battery in your computer. If the new battery does the same thing, and the computer did not do this before, then think back to when this problem first started.

If it started with the addition of a new bit of hardware, then I suggest removing that hardware and checking to see if the clock problem still occurs. If it started without adding anything, then I'd recommend that you replace the systemboard.

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by Frankenstien In reply to Trouble with time

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by snake01 In reply to Trouble with time

I don't think I own or use one PC that actually keeps the correct time! There always seems to be some skewing on either side of the correct time!

Short of shelling out money for a new motherboard, you could download a time utility program that periodically connects to time servers around the world and will keep your PC's time in synch. Of course, this works best with a permanent network connection.

You can find some of these time synch programs at http://www.zdnet.com/downloads

Paul

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to Trouble with time

Just in case you didn't think of this already... try setting the clock in the CMOS, then save changes and exit.

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