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Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:19
Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:22
Sounds like your CMOS battery is failing, that could explain the loss of bios settings and time. The fan could also be showing signs of age.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:28
Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:45
CMOS battery and monitor, is it a CRT monitor?
Seems reasonable. But Windows should auto correct the time since it syncs with a server right.... so I find that bemusing.
Pretty sure Windows will only correct the time if it is "close" to the correct time/date. If the date/time is off by a large amount like the wrong year, it won't change it.. This is more of a "sanity" check.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:50
Its only off by a few days, it seems to be fine then sort of after a week notice its a few days behind (usually notice because software is complaining the system clock is off). But its a fair point about it not auto correcting large amounts of time, perhaps the bios slips at once and then windows stops updating it.
Its a flat panel monitor as well. I checked CPUZ. It states 2Gb of Dual Channel DDR. Windows 7 however says it has 4GB installed (2GB Usable) urrm lol.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 17:46
Put a new battery in and see if it helps, only a few dollars. Also unless you set up the PC to sync to a server clock it wil only use the BIOS time.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:11
Does this happen when you try to boot from a live linux boot disk? like linux mint or parted magic? Also, if the bios is losing it's settings, then i would replace the battery asap, Also, are all the fans working. Is there a hot/warm feeling?
Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:15
CMOS time not staying current has nothing to do with CMOS battery, it means there's a problem with the RTC chip. I had a dell server that went too fast and would become really off pretty fast, it could be the RTC itself or the crystal attached to it or heck something entirely different.