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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.
Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:48
The rolling screen you describe sounds like a v-sync hold wearing out, but that was only for CRT screens...
Any chance you've tried another screen as a test? Just to rule it out.
Interesting W7 reports 4GB of RAM despite only 2GB being installed... I don't want to call anyone out here, but have you checked the chips to match it?
That's a very strange discrepancy... someone played a trick and snuck in another 2GB stick?
Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:17
Stop wasting time & replace the mobo - no sense in wasting time trying to find the answer - its old and not worth it.
Replace the mobo (or the whole thing)
Time is money.
Since it will be tough to find a mobo of that gen - replace the whole thing and move on. Otherwise you will have nothing but more problems after you fix this one - it is inevitable.