Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

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    Why the clocks in Windows are always fast....??????

    Often more than 1 min/day. Much wrose than most simple quartz/electronic watches. Even worse than most vintage mechancial watches!

    This is an internal software problem of Windows? How come Windows is unable to fix it after so many years?

    Any software + watch expert may help?
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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    Look around and find a different clock to dl to your desktop perhaps?
    "Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn."

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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    I press the "synchronise with server" button everytime i use it to check the gain/loss of my watch.. Pretty ok, me thinks

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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    yeah, PCs have a built-in clock chip called the Real Time Clock that was built a very long time ago and hasn't really been touched since. It generates an event every few milliseconds that Windows uses to update the time. If the events don't happen at precisely the right interval the time will drift. Since this clock chip is fairly mediocre this does happen.

    Synchronizing with an internet time server is definitely the way to go. If you double click on the clock one of the tabs in the window that pops up allows you to set up synchronization.

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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    For Windows XP try this utility to change the update frequency. My system clock is so bad I set it to sync hourly.
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_inet_time.htm

    See http://www.pool.ntp.org/ for time servers, e.g north-america.pool.ntp.org for the US

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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    I use Dimension 4 which is a great little application for synchronising your computer to atomic time, it has a variety of settings and can be set to either synchronise just on start up or every minute if you wish

    It's to be found here http://www.thinkman.com/


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    Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????
    You've got to be kidding me?!!?
    Micro$oft has a hell of lot more to worry about just keeping your bloody computer working properly and relatively safe from hackers.
    I think it's safe to say that the "clock" is a pretty low priority, especially since Vista is here now.

    I guess.....thinking about it a bit....maybe you equate the "clock" to a high tech, expensive timepiece? maybe that's it?

    As someone alluded to previously, the clock function is built into a PLL chip and is part of your CMOS memory. This is a very rudimentary and outdated design by todays standard. That said, don't expect the design to change anytime soon. I do find it hard to believe that your's runs 1 minute fast on a daily basis, but I guess it's possible.

    The registry hack linked above is a good work-around to the problem but
    I would strongly suggest making a back-up of your registry FIRST.
    That way if anything goes wrong you have something to fall back on.
    I would also suggest checking on available BIOS updates for your computer.
    Depending on how old your system is there could be many changes/updates and it might help.
    Make sure of yourself before updating your BIOS because you really don't want to screw that up.


    Good luck,
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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    It is simply because w i n d o ws suck juice!

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    Re: Why the clocks of WINDOWS always run fast....?????

    Very easy to fix

    BUY A MAC!
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    Linux...F.T.W!





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