System clock running very fast
this seems a weird one to me.
just got in the new job and sorting things out in the office. i noticed that on the pc i use, the clock was out by aabout ten mins, so i altered the time to match my phone exactly.
a few hours later, and the pc time is ten mins ahead. if you open up the clock and watch the hand moving around, it appears to be faster than a normal clock.
i've looked on google but a lot of the options relate to bittorrent clients and things like that which i know aren't installed on here.
i also dont have the 'internet time' tab to sync it an NTP server.
it's obviously not a major issue as i still have my phone and a clock on the wall, but i'm just thinking if it becomes an issue school wide
Retraction (and an alternative explanation!)
I need to make full retraction of what I've said in this thread.
Last night I thought long and hard about what I believed of crystal oscillators. I now recall that the problem I had with the oscillator in my electronics project, and the conversation I had with my electronics tutor, was about low input voltage distorting the output waveform, not the frequency.
It was a false memory of an event almost 20 years ago. For some reason I've been carrying around the belief of crystal oscillators speeding up under low voltage for all this time without questioning it. It's a good job I never had a career in electronics.
As for the CMOS clocks on old PCs with low batteries slowly gaining time: I must have imagined it, based on that false memory.
It's funny how the mind works. I've been alone all week, stuck in a empty school, and my mind's going. I need a holiday.
However, it is possible that the crystal oscillator on your mobo is just bad (it does happen). See these results. In which case, there's nothing you can do about it, except replace the mobo.