A7N8X Deluxe -- Real Time Clock Runs Fast

Discussion in 'Asus' started by jim evans, Jan 16, 2004.

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    jim evans Guest

    I installed this A7N8X Deluxe board about a month ago. I began
    noticing almost immediately the real time clock runs fast. It gains
    about a minute every two days, so in a month it's gained about 15

    Anybody else seen this problem?

    jim evans, Jan 16, 2004
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    KB Guest

    I had it happen on another board but it was 1 hour ahead
    KB, Jan 16, 2004
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    Dan Dan Guest

    I apologise for the vagueness of this post but I had a similar problem
    with the same board. Unfortunately I've forgotten the details of how I
    fixed it. In my case it was gaining a couple of minutes an hour. In
    some ways that was an advantage because I could use a stopwatch after
    every fix that I tried to see if the fix had worked. A minute every
    two days is more difficult to measure. Also, in my case the clock was
    ok when the PC was turned off so I think it must have been a Win XP

    What I did was to use the newsgroup search on Google and I came up
    with a number of potential solutions, all of which I tried.. The one
    that I think fixed it involved stopping and starting a service on Win
    XP, a reboot and I think there may have been a registry edit involved.
    I didn't understand at the time why it worked but it did. The other
    thing I seem to remember (and I may be wrong) is that the problem
    often happens if you install a new motherboard without installing a
    fresh copy of Win XP. If that's your case and you've tried everything
    else then it may be worth creating a new temporary boot partition and
    installing Win XP on that to see if that makes a difference.

    I'm afraid you have a few hours with Google in front of you and no
    guarantee that you'll find a solution because in your case, with that
    small timing error, it may be a gammy clock chip.. Sorry I can't
    remember specifics!

    Dan Dan, Jan 16, 2004
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    Wazza Guest

    The other option is to set the clock to automatically syncronise with an
    internet time server.

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    Wazza, Jan 17, 2004
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