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Thread: Strange Clock Problem

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    My clock is about 5 mins fast.

    If I set it to the right time, then 24 hours later it is 5 mins fast again, but after that it doesn't seem to get more than 5 mins fast.

    I've just tried fooling it by setting it 5 mins slow (about 4 hours ago), just to see what happens, but I won't know the result of that for a while yet. At the moment it is 4 mins slow.

    Oh, and it only does this when DST is in effect, up until a week ago it was keeping perfect time. Just in case someone asks, Internet time synchronisation is OFF.

    Anyone ever seen anything like this? It is driving me nuts.
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    does it work fine if you change the time zone?

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    i also have a strange clock problem, but mine is always slow! its never accurate. its always like 10-20 minutes behind. i never trust my computer's clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    does it work fine if you change the time zone?
    I take it you mean change the TZ rather than adjust for DST? I suppose I could just tell it not to adjust for DST.

    I haven't tried that, but I'll wait to see what happens with the other method first.

    THe clock is currently about 3 mins slow.
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    That's why I use Atomic Clock Sync. Freeware.

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    Its fine here (and im UK) But my clock is set to sync with teh net (time.windows.com).


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    a day last 24 hours regardless of where you are in the world, unless maybe you're in more places than one

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    Infact most days only last 24 hours 59 minutes 57 seconds (Reason why we get the leap year i think, or different ammount of days in a month, one of the two)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    Infact most days only last 24 hours 59 minutes 57 seconds (Reason why we get the leap year i think, or different ammount of days in a month, one of the two)
    Or even 23 hours 59 minutes 57 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    Infact most days only last 24 hours 59 minutes 57 seconds (Reason why we get the leap year i think, or different ammount of days in a month, one of the two)
    that cant be right.

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