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PC clock

Hi all,

Just wondering if you lot could help me... my PC system clock now and again goes the wrong time. I thought it might be the CMOS Battery, so I got a new one and installed it, but it is still happening.
I have made sure that Windows XP does not synchronize the time it self, so Im out of ideas.

Please help
Steve
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RE: PC clock

> Hi all,
>
> Just wondering if you lot could help me... my PC system clock now and again goes the wrong time. I thought it might be the CMOS Battery, so I got a new one and installed it, but it is still happening.
> I have made sure that Windows XP does not synchronize the time it self, so Im out of ideas.
>
> Please help
> Steve

All PC clocks drift over time and mine loses about 30 seconds per day.
Install The atomic clock server from http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ and you can have it update your pc. clock every time you fire up the PC.
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Regards
John
http://www.hmrg.co.uk
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RE: PC clock

> my PC system clock now and again goes ... wrong

and

> .. made sure that Windows XP does not synchronize
> the time it self

I'm a tad confused. Your clock drifts, yet you disable a facility BUILT INTO THE OS to keep it in sync?

If you don't like Microsoft providing your clock, use ntp2b.mcc.ac.uk as your NTP server.
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PC clock & sound

Sorry to cause confusion, but this is mine fourth PC and the others never "drifted" over time.
Yesterday when I checked the time it said 18:35, but actual time was 17:05.
Im going to activate MS synchronize, to see if that makes any improvement.

On a completely different error, when I change the sound level using the Volume control in the task bar the internal speaker makes a noise instead of the sound card. Any ideas about this problem?

Thanks
Steve