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- laptop clock going fast
June 6, 2006, 8:24 pm
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The clock in my laptop (an HP Compaq nx6125, AMD Turion 64 1.8GHz) is
gaining an extra hour or so every hour -- I set the time from the
network at 08:00 and by 09:00 the clock will show > 10:00. It does this
in Windows XP and in Linux, and also when the laptop is switched off
(including with the power cable and main battery removed). Would this
suggest a dodgy CMOS battery (it's rather a lot of work to remove the
battery so I don't want to change it unnecessarily if possible).
Re: laptop clock going fast
Setting from the network corrects the problem; time zone settings etc
are fine, and the difference in time is not exactly by an hour. I have
it set to use ntp in linux, but not Windows, and the problem affects
both OSes, so I'm pretty sure it is a hardware problem.