clock malfunction

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jakewade

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hey folks,

i think this might be an easy one so...........

my clock rarely displays the correct time. if i reset it to the correct time it loses time rapidly, falls behind, much like a battery operated clock whose battery is failing. i am assuming that this is the problem but i don't know for sure. still looking for my motherboard manual to figure out if this is the problem and i just need to swap out the battery. since i'm having trouble locating it , i thought i'd ask. please help if you have the time.

thanks,

jmw
 
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the problem you state is consistant with a cmos battery going bad it is just a silver disk on the mother board. easy to remove and cheap to replace.
 

JohnWill

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If the clock loses time while the PC is on, you need to look for a process that's interfering with the timer interrupt. OTOH, if it's a power-off problem, the battery is indeed the place to look first.
 
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