System Tray Clock

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Old 04-06-08, 03:31 AM
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System Tray Clock

Good Morning. I seem to have a problem with my clock keeping the correct time. Sometimes it gains, sometimes it looses. How would I address this issue. Thanks in advance. Windows XP Home, SP2
 
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Old 04-06-08, 03:47 AM
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You might have some 3rd party widget trying to synchronize off a server.

Worst would be the little forgotten battery on your motherboard is failing. That keeps time while computer is off. It is replaceable at trivial cost.

Maybe the computer clock is good, the one you're checking against is bad?
 
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Old 04-06-08, 05:44 AM
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Check it against the official US time clock.

You can set it up to automatically synch your computer clock. Double-click the clock and click the Internet Time tab. In the USA, use the time-a.nist.gov or time-b.nist.gov addresses as the time server.

I find it strange that all free-running computer clocks seem to drift. You'd think they could have solved that 25 years ago.
 
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Old 04-06-08, 01:31 PM
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Thanks again all, what a trivial thing to have to worry about don't you think?
 
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