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elisemcc
29-08-2009, 02:43 PM
The clock displayed in the notification area advances about 15 minutes in 12 hours. Is there anything I can do to keep the clock accurate without manually synchronizing the time.

Processor x86 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3 AuthenticAMD ~2705 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F1, 12/15/2008
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600


can anyone help with this?

Thanks
Elise

Blam
29-08-2009, 02:46 PM
You should be able to sync it with the windows time server.

Somewhere in time options

Agent_24
30-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Does it advance gradually or instantly?

elisemcc
08-09-2009, 02:37 PM
It gradually advances. I synced the clock 36 hours ago and the clock reads 850 PM and the current time is 740PM.

Terry Porritt
08-09-2009, 03:02 PM
If your computer has always done this, then maybe the real time clock function is faulty. It used to be a separate chip, sometimes plugged into a socket, but these days I believe it is integrated into another chip. So you may have to live with that.

You could try shortening down the time interval between automatic synchronisations to say around 6 hours. It tells you how to change a registry setting here:

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/tune-17.html

Or you could download some free software to do the job, like this one

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/ this may only work with NIST, whereas in NZ it is probably better to use the local time server
msltime.irl.cri.nz

There may be other free softwares to do the job, it would be worth Googling to find one.