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Anonymous 18/04/13(Fri)08:06 No. 22539 ID: 8773b5

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my computer's clock is always wrong now.

running windows 7 pro on a vaio laptop, fully current on updates

set to correct time zone, set to automatically synchronize with time.windows.com

I go into settings and go "update now", and the date and time are correct. and then after a little while I look and the time is wrong again, as if it had been set back a bit.

the same thing happens if I manually change it to the date and time I have on my watch.

I noticed this started happening when the computer blue screened on me for the first time on this installation windows. I've narrowed the blue screen issue down to an external sound card with a flaky power connection.

mainly use the computer to just brows internet, no other big apps running usually when I notice the time being wrong. notepad, malwarebytes sits in the system tray as well as avast and ccleaner.

computer stays powered up -- time changes seemingly on its own.

anybody have any experience or ideas on this one? I'm stumped. will provide any other specific info as requested!


Anonymous 18/04/13(Fri)19:23 No. 22540 ID: 9409fe

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The clock is maintained by a quartz crystal in a can on your motherboard, called a crystal oscillator.

It sounds like the crystal cracked or broke one of the bonds or something. You're fucked.

Anonymous 18/04/14(Sat)06:42 No. 22541 ID: 665aa6

hmm.. I find that a little hard to believe. were that the case, the computer shouldn't even make it past POST because all the critical timings would be far too unstable to use. it would mean memory corruption and blue screens constantly as the temperature alone fluctuates.

I think I'll take troubleshooting to the next step and run off a live disk for a while and observe the clock behavior.

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