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Clock reads way wrong unpredictably

Q: Clock reads way wrong unpredictably

Is there anything I can do to get my Windows clock back on track? It will read correctly for many weeks on end -- or even longer -- but then it will start giving the wrong time. The wrong time may be minutes or hours off.

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This thread has helped me as well. Had the same issues.
I still have one minor one. My clock reads military time.
i.e. 20:16 at present. I've done the basic stuff to fix it, and apply.
But it's still military.

What am I missing?

Love this forum,


A:clock reads military time

Hello ironjack, I have split you to a tpic of your own. It is always the best way as it can become confusing replying to multiple posters in the same thread. Not certain what you've tried so try this.. on an XP machine...Start> Control Panel>select Date,Time,Language and Regional Optionselect Change the Format of Numbers .....under Regional Options tab >click CustomizeClick the Time tabin the Time Format box, select .. h:mm: ss ttClck Apply then OK

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I just built myself a new PC and I put in a WD 500gb hdd and for some reason its reading as a 127gb hard drive and I have no idea why or what I need to do to fix it.

The hard drive is SATA not IDE.

A:Hard drive reads wrong

Nevermind... Ignore this post I fixed my problem :)

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Just Installed two 30G Hitachi Travelstar HD in
1) a Sony Vaio Z505R and
2) a Sony Vaio PCGFX150k.
Worked fine in the Z505R.
In the FX150, the BIOS sees the HD correctly, but when Windows tries to partition the disk it reports 69047 Megs and crashes. Happens when I try to install Windows XP professional And Windows 2k.
Swapped HD's to verify that both disks were OK. FX150 reads Disk Error when I insert the disk formatted on the 505. FX150 reads other HD's just fine.
Anybody seen this before?

A:Win XP/2k reads HD size wrong. BIOS OK in Vaio

Obviously, the BIOS is not OK in the machine in question.

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I bought 2 1GB memory for my computer i installed it and i had 256MB of ram before and when i installed the 2 1GB Memory it showed up in setup utility as 2048 MB but when i go into windows and i right click "my computer" and in general tab it say i have 248MB and i don't feel any difference on my computer and is the memory installed correctly, i mean it shows up in set up utility when you hold down the F2 Key.

thanks so much if you helped!

A:[SOLVED] Windows Reads The Wrong Memory?

What is the make/model of the PC or Motherboard?
Did you remove the 256MB of ram from the PC?
What is the make/type of ram you installed?

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Hi i could do with some help.

I am running win xp pro with sp2 i have a little problem - My clock time and date is always wrong - i have set the time sync with windows server but everyday it seems to go wrong.

i know it is just a little thing but its annoying - please can someone help.

David Gould

A:XP PRO clock always wrong

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ok this is a strange problem since I boot either windows Vista or Ubuntu 16.04.1
when I boot Ubuntu the time and date is always correct, when I boot windows Vista I have to set the time each time and sometimes the date, no viruses according to avg, malwarebytes and its bugs me because sometimes I get error reports about programs not starting that I uninstalled years ago

( on ubuntu right now btw windos is reprting Jan 19 2008 right now)

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I live in Tasmania and the current time zone is +10 GMT
However despite it being 9:45 right now, the computer is convinced its 8:45 according to time synch
Daylight Saving isn't till the 7th

A:Clock is Wrong

Make sure you have this update installed.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=faddfbf1-5bb0-43ae-83a5-573b495bd66a

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the time on my system clock is wrong and when i reset it ,it shows the wrong time in about an hour. what is this a indication of ? and how do i fix it?

A:System clock wrong

what kind of computer? laptop or pc? and when you say wrong time, too fast or too slow?

my laptop is fairly old, and my clock is unable too keep the time, constantly too slow.

I don't know too much, but I've been told that it's because my battery is old. Plus, I don't keep it charged very often.

Just a suggestion.


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My all 3 PCs at home show wrong clock time. How it can be fixed.

A:Wrong Time By Pc Clock

time zone

Make sure and set your time zone correctly. If you change your time and your time zone is incorrect when connect to the internet it will synchronize the time back to what ever time zone you have set.

To check double click on the time in the lower right hand corner and the second tab at the top will be time zone.

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-starting the computer each morning.  It use to be if I didn't use it for 2 to 3 days, now it seems to be every day.  How do I fix this?  Vista is the program.  Thank you for any help or solution.

Go to Solution.

A:Something is wrong with the internal clock on my E...

Sure can. You'll probably need a CR2032 battery, and can pick one up at most any Wal-Mart stores. The difficulty, is getting to it, which will require removing the keyboard and a few other screws.

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-starting the computer each morning.  It use to be if I didn't use it for 2 to 3 days, now it seems to be every day.  How do I fix this?  Vista is the program.  Thank you for any help or solution.

Go to Solution.

A:Something is wrong with the internal clock on my E...

Sure can. You'll probably need a CR2032 battery, and can pick one up at most any Wal-Mart stores. The difficulty, is getting to it, which will require removing the keyboard and a few other screws.

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hi all,

everytime I start up my machine, it is always 2-5 minutes off. its not world ending, but its curious.

what could cause my system clock to be off by 2-5 minutes every time i start it?

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My computer clock has the wrong timing, when it suppose to be at 7:30pm pacific time, my computer clock it saids 8:30am. I have noticed this for while, every time i change it back to the right time, and later I turn the computer on the next day its wrong again. Is there a way I can fix this problem? Thanks

A:Wrong time on the clock.

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So I am having a weird issue with the time on my computer, I have years of experience with computers and have never experienced this. I am running Windows 8 Professional, the full version. I built a brand new computer 3 weeks ago, and this started happening about 3 days ago. Everytime I come back to my computer the time is off by a few hours... Even if the computer is on the entire day, the time still changes, even when im on it. I have tried to google and have found no solutions. I see that a dead cmos battery could be the problem, but I don't think it is the problem because the clock changes even when the computer is on. If im understanding properly, the battery holds the time when the computer is off, so if this was my issue, the time would always be right when im on the computer. Also the motherboard is brand new, as ive stated , i just built this computer.. I have no idea what is causing my time to constantly change so any help fixing this would be great.... My time zone is set properly, as well as my daylight saving times settings.. I am wondering if this is a bug with windows 8 or what... Thank you in advance for anyone who can help!!

Also I am new here so sorry if this is in the wrong place.

A:Clock Constantly Wrong

Did you correctly set your timezone? From what I know, windows automatically checks with MS servers to set the clock, so if you accidentally set the incorrect timezone, then your clock will constantly be set a few hours off.

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radeon powercolor 9800 pro

here's what my computer reports.


Graphics Card Manufacturer - Built by ATI
Graphics Chipset - RADEON 9800 PRO
Device ID - 4E48
Vendor - 1002

Subsystem ID - 4E48
Subsystem Vendor ID - 1002

Bus Type - AGP
Current Bus Setting - AGP 8X

BIOS Version - 008.017D.016.00
BIOS Part Number - BK-ATI VER008.017D.016.000
BIOS Date - 2004/06/22

Memory Size - 128 MB
Memory Type - DDR SGRAM / SDRAM

Core Clock in MHz - 378 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz - 297 MHz


notice the memory clock, shouldn't it be @ 680mhz as described here? maybe there's a problem or perhaps i misunderstand something.



AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Gigabyte K7 Triton400 Series (7VAXP Ultra)
Powercolor Radeon 9800 pro (128mb)
512 Kingston DDR 333
Stormcool III WaterCooling (CPU & GFX)
550w Q-Tec Dual Fan Gold PSU


motorola SB5100 SURFboard cable modem
Downstream: 4mbit (tested: 3827 Kbps (478.4 KB/sec) 4133 Kbps (inc. overheads))
Upstream: 384kbps (tested: 363 Kbps (45.4 KB/sec) 392 Kbps (inc. overheads))

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Hi, I have a Q8400 @3.3GHz, but in My computer > Properties It only says 2.66, This was working some time ago, but now it wont, whats the problem? can i change some registry files to make it correct? please help!!

A:Wrong clock speed!

check this thread Cpu Speed

and try this software CPU-Z to check whether windows misread your Cpu clock

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I have a computer that is on a domain that the clock consistently changes every couple hours and changes by 2 hours. The Time Zone is correct, and the server time is always correct. How can I fix this? Thanks

A:Clock on Computer wrong/Domain

well on your side of things, you could check your regional settings and date/time settings in the control panel just to be sure. You can also check your BIOS to make sure the date and time are set correctly. If it's just your computer on the network then chances are, its something on your computer. If the whole domain is noticing the same problem, then there is an NTP (Network Time Protocol) problem with your internal server.

On a side not, a bad CMOS battery may be another reason as to why your time may be off sync.

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The clock on my PC is right, but in Outlook it is wrong, I changed from Outlook Express. The time is wrong on incoming emails. I've triple checked the PC clock and triple checked the Outlook clock settings; both are correct. Outbound emails show the correct time, but incoming are 1 hour late on the displayed time. I've been to the MS website and checked everything. Also, under PC clock settings/internet time gives me an error msg when I try to synch the time with internet time as well . It's driving me NUTS

I hope someone can help. I can't really say if it's from switching from OE to O, or from the early daylights saving time...I'm guessing the latter.

The other problem I'm having with Outlook is importing emails. I have Comcast and those emails transmit fine; sending and receiving. But, my job uses FuseMail for webmail, which imports into Outlook fine, but when I try to respond to work emails in Outlook, it will not send the emails. I have smtp.comcast.net listed in the settings. Any advice?

Thank you

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hi guys got a strange one for you,
im running vista 32bit home premium, i've been having a few issues lately but...
only noticed it today but under my system information, my clockspeed appears to be wrong (or its just confusing me)

control panel > system and maintenance > system

Proccessor: Intel(r) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66Ghz 1.00Ghz
Memory (RAM): 2046 MB

th 1.00 Ghz bit confuses me can anyone shed some light on this one?
is it my cpu on the way out?
or is that my FSB?
or something else entirely?


A:Solved: cpu clock speed wrong?

Do you have CPU throttling enabled.
If so,it is showing that the second core is throttled down
because it's not being used at this time.

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I'm new to this forum and have a problem which it seems many others have experienced...

Everytime I start my computer, the clock on the lower right hand corner of the desktop is wrong.

If I re-synchronize it, it remains correct until I turn off the computer.

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have an Asus Z97-A motherboard.

When I go into BIOS, the clock doesn't seem to be advancing (I'm guessing that the time on the BIOS clock should show advancing seconds).

When I searched for a solution online, I read lots of "fixes" but I don't know what the definitive fix would be. I'm a relative novice when it comes to BIOS, UEFI, etc., so I don't want to screw things up. My computer seems to be working ok, other than the time issue.

One thing I read online was to update the firmware to the most current version. I'm confused as to how to do this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


A:Windows 8.1 - Desktop clock wrong after start-up.

How old is it ?

Could be the CMOS battery.

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Two years ago I've bought this XPS and I was doing fine, until lately.
1. The BIOS clock time is wrong.
2. Moreover, when the system (linux 14.04) restarts (or I turn it on again immediately after a shutdown), the leds turn on for 2 seconds, then the pc shuts down.At that point, it takes various (up to 10, 15) attempts to work it again.
Could the two issues be related?
Shall I have to change the CMOS battery?
Any suggestion about battery type, do's and don'ts?
Thanks a lot.

A:XPS 13 wrong clock time and fails to reboot

Hello Nice to hear from you. We mean,
at Dell we don't sell the CMOS battery as a separate part, it always goes with the motherboard. Of course CMOS battery can be removed from the motherboard.
What we meant by locally is to check at a local computer shop for the CMOS battery. If you have to buy from Dell, you have to purchase the motherboard as we don't sell CMOS separately. hope you got my point.
Updating the BIOS is for the wrong clock time issue , as the settings are stored in BIOS (as we mentioned it may or may not work). We are suspecting motherboard to be the issue keeping both the issues in mind, but you can first give it a try by replacing only cmos battery, if still the same then consider replacing the motherboard. regards

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Following windows updates on Wed my pc wouldn't start any more and I had to factory rset it and lose 14 years od data unless my cloud storage system will work which it wont at the moment.

One problem I have is my windows clock is showing 10 hours ahead and tomorrows date despite being in the correc time zone - gmt - can anyone help please?

A:Wrong time on clock after windows re-install

Hello Maverick,

If you manually change the time to be correct, does it stay that way?

I would also recommend to check what the time is set as in BIOS to see if that may be off, and to synchronize the time in Windows 7.

Hope this helps,

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It seems the clock on my computer changes. What could be causing this and what can I do to fix it. I have checked for a virus.

A:When turn on computer, clock time is wrong and changes by itself. What can I do?

Sounds like it could be set to a different time zone...Or maybe you've got the "Set time via the internet" option on...Shouldn't be too hard to fix if you go right through the clock settings mate

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My laptop (Windows 7 Home, 64 bit) crashed the other night, and ever since the clock isn't working properly anymore. On reboot it reverts to a previous time, and I have to reset it. I do so by synching to internet time. It seemed to be working once I reset it, but yesterday it lost a couple of hours over night, or reset at some point without my noticing, even though I did not reboot.

I thought maybe the clock sets back to the time when I switched the computer off, or maybe the time I last manually synched to internet time, but I've not been able to figure out a clear pattern of what time it reverts back to on reboot.

I never realized how disruptive it is not to have a working clock on the computer. I couldn't get into my email before I realized it was off, because the site interpreted me as coming from the future. And I set reminders in my computer calender that depend on the computer clock.

I would appreciate any insight into how I might fix this. Thanks so much.

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I am running Xp on a Compaq Desktop.
I have scheduled Windows Defender to run a scan every day at 2 AM. The clock at the bottom of my computer shows the correct actual time. However, Windows Defender does not run at 2 Am but often at random times during the day (such as 3 PM; 5 PM).
Does Defender have its own internal clock? How do I set it for the correct actual time?
I've tried resetting the Scheduler many times but the time I set is never the time that Defender actually runs.
Any ideas?

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The clock on my PC is right, but in Outlook it is wrong, I changed from Outlook Express. The time is wrong on incoming emails. I've triple checked the PC clock and triple checked the Outlook clock settings; both are correct. Outbound emails show the correct time, but incoming are 1 hour late on the displayed time. I've been to the MS website and checked everything. Also, under PC clock settings/internet time gives me an error msg when I try to synch the time with internet time as well . It's driving me NUTS

I hope someone can help. I can't really say if it's from switching from OE to O, or from the early daylights saving time...I'm guessing the latter.

The other problem I'm having with Outlook is importing emails. I have Comcast and those emails transmit fine; sending and receiving. But, work uses FuseMail for webmail, which imports into Outlook fine, but when I try to respond to work emails in Outlook, it will not send the emails. I have smtp.comcast.net listed in the settings. Any advice?

Thank you

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hello, i just bought a new machine and i'm having trouble with my HDD i have a SATA 250 gig and i'm running XP, when i look in my HDD properties it only shows i have a capacity of 127gigs. what can i do to fix this? please help me.

A:250 gig SATA only reads as 127gig in windows, but reads full 250gig in BIOS what do i

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Look HERE. It may answer your question.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I am running a Vista Ultimate PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86Ghz Processors and GenuineIntel 946GZIS. I purchased the PC in march this year.

My DVD RW drive is a Sony DVD RW AW-G170A ATA Device. The problem that I am facing is:

Initially for the first few months, I did not face any problem. However I never burned a DVD so cant be sure but there never was a problem burning CDs.

Then, slowly, some DVDs wud not be read at my system. I assumed it is due to the fact that DVDs are burned in different formats, different write speeds, etc and teh remight be some incompatibility. However, soon all DVDs wud not be read by my system. Instead it identifies every DVD as a blank DVD. And when I try burning a blank DVD, no mater by what tool - i tried InfraRecorder, Nero 7, Nero 8, Windows DVD Burner, i would get a "Power caliberation Error"...

Yet, at least CDs were read.

However, for the last 2 days 9 out of 10 times, when I insert a CD Vista asks me to "Insert a Disc into the Drive", it is only the 10% of times when it reads the CD. Even this is a generous estimate.

Kindly help me. What is the problem? What is the Cause? and What is the solution?
I had a strong w32.Sodad-A (this is wht i remember) infection in the month of october. I cud nt find any reference of this virus affecting Optical Drive performance on the net, but it is only after i removed this infection that i observe these issues.

A:Sony DVD RW AW-G170A ATA Device: Seldom Reads CDs, Never Reads DVDs, Never Burns Any

I have the exact same problem for the same device - only started last wednesday and very annoying. I have tried everything to get it sorted. Will only read about 25% of disks and seems to be randomly affecting things. I did a fresh install of windows vista but the problem still exists, so i'm assuming it may be a hardware problem. Mesh Computers are investigating the problem and due to call me on Monday so if I get an answer i'll post an update here.

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After returning from Sleep, Hibernation, Shutdown sometimes is time/date wrong. After sync v NTP is time OK. In Windows log are logged following events: Wrong sync with HW clock:The system time has changed to ?2019?-?12?-?12T15:35:58.521000000Z from ?2019?-?12?-?12T00:38:32.717081000Z.Change Reason: System time synchronized with the hardware clock.Process: '' (PID 4).  After SYNC with NTP serverThe system time was changed.Subject: Security ID:  LOCAL SERVICE Account Name:  LOCAL SERVICE Account Domain:  NT AUTHORITY Logon ID:  0x3E5Process Information: Process ID: 0x3e5c Name:  C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exePrevious Time:  ?2019?-?12?-?12T21:28:02.778813700ZNew Time:  ?2019?-?12?-?12T06:31:07.389193900ZThis event is generated when the system time is changed. It is normal for the Windows Time Service, which runs with System privilege, to change the system time on a regular basis. Other system time changes may be indicative of attempts to tamper with the computer.  

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Hello all!

Bit of a strange problem here windows clock keeps resetting time after every reboot it still stays in the same time zone just changes the clock.

Iv'e changed the CMOS battery and the BIOS time is correct.

It did this on Windows 8 and still doing it on windows 8.1.


A:Windows 8 clock changing to wrong time after every restart

What does it change it to? The reason I ask is that I had a similar problem because Microsoft didn't implement daylight saving time for the timezone I was in (Tunisia) which was later fixed. Until the fix I had to use Paris instead where the hour offset was correctly implemented.

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Hi, i have a fujitsu siemens amilo laptop with a intel centrino pentium m processor, supposed maximum clock speed 1.60ghz, the thing is the laptop never goes any faster that "600mhz" even when the power settings are set to "always on" and i am running heavy demanding apps, i tested the speed with a few cpu speed test programs and i still get the "600mhz" minimum speed, i checked in bios and the clock speed is 600mhz for some strange reason? why arent i getting 1600mhz in bios?, it doesent matter whether it's plugged in or on battery i still get the miserable 600mhz

why am i only getting 600mhz?

A:Intel Pentium M Processor, Wrong Clock Speed?

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Okay, so I am starting this thread here seeing as how the topic of the old one no longer applies to this situation. I jumped ahead of myself trying to overclock this CPU which made me question the frequencies and voltages which are supposed to be set automatically by the motherboard. I am having a tough time understanding all this. I will post links to the exact parts I am using so whoever is keen enough to try to help will know what we're dealing with.

Motherboard: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming
CPU: AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1 GHz (4.4 Turbo) Black Edition
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3 2133 MHz PC3 17000 1.6V

CPU-Z Screenshots

After doing some reading in regards to overclocking, I have found out some details which are totally incorrect in my case. For starters, the FSB to DRAM Frequency Ratio, from what I read, is supposed to be 1:1, some reported slightly higher ratios (3:10 or something similar) but CPUZ is showing 3:32 which sounds absurd. Also, it's reporting the RAM as PC3-12800 at 800 MHz and voltage at 1.5(?). I haev Intel XMP enabled on the motherboard, and the motherboard reports memory speed in BIOS at DDR-2133MHz. Can someone analyze the above shot and information and clue me in as to what is wrong and what needs to be done? I would really appreciate it because I am baffled. I have no clue what the CPU-NB frequency and voltages are for, so I don't want to mess with something I don't know anything about.

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A:AMD A10-6800K Motherboard Setting Wrong Voltages and Clock Speeds

Go into the BIOS and change the DRAM voltage to 1.60 or 1.65V and set the timing as u see XMP-2132

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Hi, (not sure where to post this)

Im doing a DipICT and for course we need to download pdf files to our laptop and bring it in to class (big earthquake, moved campus, no computers or internet etc, long story). But the files i need to have on my laptop in class, do not run on adobe in my laptop, as it says its possibly wrong file type or a damaged file (encrypted wrong). But they do run on my desktop. I really want them to run on my laptop, do you have any suggestions? I tried "reinstall" or something and i think it installed, possibly downloaded it again as well, didnt work. It is the lastest version of adobe pdf reader.


A:[SOLVED] adobe on my laptop reads some pdf's, but not others that my desktop reads

If it's only some of them, it's possible that they got corrupted when you moved them over to the laptop. Or, if you downloaded them directly to the laptop, they got corrupted during download. Which way did you get the pdfs to the laptop?

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Hey, new member here.

I have a problem with my Powercolor Radeon X1800XT 512

In the Catalyst Control center in the override tab my Core and memory speed is too low according to what they SHOULD be.

They are:
Core Clock Speed: 593 Mhz (it Should be 625 Mhz, and I can rasie it too 690)
Memory Clock Speed: 668 mhz (It should be 1.5 Ghz, and I can rasie it too 800)

The temperature is according to teh control center 61`C.

Ive tried, driver Cleaner, Reinstalling windows,Bios update, all teh different ATI drivers (including the omega ones) Different version of Direct X 9 and 3dMark 03-06. And My fps and scores are lower than they should be.
For instance in 3dmark 03 I get 11000 marks.

Ive checked all the cables and they all look like they should.
I recently got my computer and built it myself, and ive been looking forward for some eyecandy in my games, but now im starting to dislike ATI..
Can anyone help me?

my specs:

Pentium 4 3,4 Ghz 64-bit
Corsair Value S. PC4200 1024 DDR 2 x2
410 GB Western Digital 16 mb 7200 RPM
Hiper type-R 580 W Silent 18db
ATI Radeon X1800XT 512 GDDR3 PCIex-16
ASUSP5ND2-SLI, nForce4 SLI Intel, GB LAN
Saitek 1600dpi gaming mouse
Logitech Media Keyboard Elite

If its due to the nForce 4 chip and Nvidia and ATI not "working together", is there any solutions?

And I got an SLI nForce 4 board due to me getting dual Nvidia Cards in some years when DX 11 or 12 is around.

A:PowerColor Radeon X1800XT 512mb GDDR 3 wrong clock speed

hmm that is odd. your core speed is off and your memory is even farther off (82mhz could boost you a lot >_< ) Do you have the latest nforce drivers? how bout your bios? have you checked your clock settings there? set your PCIe to default (i think its 100mhz) and yea.. jus check around in your BIOS and make sure everythings ok there.

I would call PowerColor right away and demand some answers about this 'crippled' card

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My computer clock is very accurate but the Windows sidebar clock has recently been showing the wrong time - sometimes by as much as two hours or more. I've tried to find a way of re-setting it but can't.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista HP SP2 and my browser is FF. Avast is my antivirus and I also run Malwarebytes. These have been running for quite some time now and the clock hasn't been affected until the last few days - after I increased the overall font size. I've changed it back again but the clock is still way out. The only way I can get the right time is to switch off the sidebar facility for a day or two then re-start it. However, the clock shows the wrong time next time I boot up.

Any ideas?
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A:Solved: Vista sidebar clock constantly shows wrong time

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Hi, I'm a newbie and please be gentle.My vista home premium (2007), from dell, has been freezing up recently. Sometimes it does so immediately after I open a program--it seems to happen more often when I'm connecting online via IE or Firefox, but sometimes it works fine for several minutes or even longer before it freezes. When it does this, Task Manager does not work. Usually I can't get anything to respond or react in anyway, so I simply power off and restart.I have used the windows diagnostics (f12 key) when starting: no problems reported. I have used ccleaner multiple times.I have used malware antibytes, with no problems identified.I have gone into 'msconfig' and stopped lots of programs from starting automatically at startup.It seems to be doing better, not happening as often, but I'm still getting the 'freeze up' nearly every time I use the computer.Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.MaryHere's a log file from hijack this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:07:41 PM, on 2/21/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Windows\Syst... Read more

A:computer freezes unpredictably, after 1 min or 1 hr

Hello Mary24Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.* /md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.syseNetHook.dllahcix86.sysKR10N.sysnvstor32.sysahcix86s.sysnvrd32.sys /md5stop%systemroot%\*. /mp /s%systemroot%\System32\config\*.savCREATERESTOREPOINT%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfilesCheck the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================

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E-machine C2280 Windows xp pro.2002 service pack 3

1.) Computer reboots unpredictably:
Sometimes when adding a task or switching tasks.
Sometimes during software set-up & installation programs.
When 4 or 5 windows are open.
High demand on available ram.

2.) Stalls during boot-up at various steps, i.e. bios screen, black screen, Windows screen.
Stalls during shut-off at "WINDOWS IS SHUTTING DOWN" screen.

3.) Programs stall and generate error notices like "Program Needs To Close"

4.) Sometimes the computer stalls while scrolling down a page.
Possible origins of trouble:
1.) Computer was immediately hijacked when I opened an e-mail attachment that was labled as a

software offering. The keyboard and mouse went dead and the computer was scanning rapidly.

I had to unplug and re-start the computer to re-gain control.

2.) Incorrect use of "ComboFix". I neglected to close either a firewall or an anti-malware program before
running ComboFix.
Repair efforts taken.
Reduce desktop Icons and Tray Icons.
Replaced ribbon cable between HDD and motherboard.

Ran the following programs :
1.) Advanced System Care ver 3.7.3 from IObit
2.) Spyware S&D.
3.) Tweak Now Registry Cleaner 2011.
4.) DeFragged Registry and Hard Drive.

2 Scans with Ad-Aware pro 9.0 were interrupted by re-boots.

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A:Computer reboots unpredictably.

1) NEVER USE REGISTRY CLEANERS - they cause problems, they don't cure them
2) I didn't see any mention of an anti virus scan
3) Spybot and AdAware are old school. If I were you I'd uninstall them and replace them with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntispyware
4) Go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recover Settings and uncheck "automatically restart"
5) If you suspect malware you should post in the Am I Infected forum on this site
6) Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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About six months ago, we bought a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCentre, installed two 1TB Seagate HDs, and began using it for our fileshare. Access and speed was OK, but not great.

Since about two weeks ago, our access to the fileshare has been intermittently very slow. Files (any size, 1 KB up to megabytes) load after a long hang-time, or don't load at all. The delay is far, far beyond the difference between 10/100/1000 bps connections. Navigating between folders, saving, moving, copying, and deleting files also have this intermittent hanging.

Our network:
[#] description
[1] TP-Link TL-WR841N, operating LAN only
[2] D-Link DNS-320, firmware v 2.03
[3] computer running Windows 7 Professional 64bit, on-board Ethernet connected to router
[4] computer running Windows XP

Trials with network configurations:
A) [1] connecting [2], [3], and [4]: both [3] and [4] experience problems connecting to [2]
B) [1] connecting [2] and [3] only ([4] disconnected): [3] still experiences problems
C) [1] connecting [2] and [4] only ([3] disconnected): no problems
D) [2] directly connected to [3] via Ethernet: [3] still experiences problems
E) [2] directly connected to [4] via Ethernet: no problems

Further trials with configuration (A):
i) Configuration (A) above, booting [3] in Windows XP (from separate HD): no problems
ii) Configuration (A), booting [3] in Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking: no problems

More trials:
- I'm running Comodo Firewall on [3]. The problem persists when I disable it.
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A:W7 to NAS access hangs unpredictably

you tried changing over the ethernet cable?

I had an issue with my nas drive and it turned out to be a faulty ethernet cable?

worth a try...

also what router you using please?

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My computer freezes unpredictably, when this happens the music im playing at the time of the freeze skips like a broken record, but really fast. i've checked error logs and at pretty much every freeze theres a DHCP error. i've used the sensorview pro thing and my temperature is fine, I have no viruses, becaues i have good virus removals programs && only a few free ones, please help me!

Thanks in Advance!

A:Computer freezing unpredictably.

I had similar problems with freezing and DHCP errors. Read a post that said to disable Net BIOS, an obsolete network protocol.

Here's more information and directions:


Even if this doesn't solve your problem, it's a good idea to do anyways. Post back if it doesn't and we'll look further.

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I know there are several varoius posts regarding the USB C thunderbolt connector but I have not fould one about intermittent un predictable performance. I am using a Dell docking station that has a USB C connector WD15. Sometimes the display will function other times it will not. I have to turn the cable upside down and re-insert into the computer. It would seem to me that the conenction should be the same regardless of orientation. Most of the time I have to choose between charging and second display. It seems to vary based on the orientation of the connector. However this does not seem predictable. Also it seems to be equally unpredictable regadless of the USB port selected. I have updated drivers via Lonovo and I am up to date in Windows. How can I get the display port and charger to work at the same time. The mouse and headset do not seem to be affected. Thank you

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Hey there.

Recently I have upgraded to Windows 10.

I am experiencing an issue where sometimes when I plug in my headphones, there will be no audio coming from them even when Im playing music on the computer.

The music always plays fine from the speakers.
The music always plays fine from headphones when I'm using a USB DAC.
The music always played fine in Windows 8.1 before this through headphones..
The music always plays fine in Linux, my dual boot along side Windows 10.

My headphones for sure work as all my other devices and OSes are fine with it.
My hardware is fine as everything work(s/ed) fine for Linux and Windows 8.1.
My computer always recognizes the headphones when I plug them in, but won't always play audio through them.

Restarting the computer does not always fix the issue, but rebooting into Linux then back into Windows 10 always fixes the issue.

I have tried 3 different sets of audio drivers; Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Generic Drivers for my device (Eurocom M4). The problem persists in all of them.

I have updated my BIOS to a Windows 10 supported one my manufacturer provided. It didn't help.

It isn't malware for sure as this has been happening since the OS was newly installed.

It persists with all headphones, not just one pair.

Anyone have any possible idea how to fix this issue? I've tried everything I could.

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What happened
It worked fine yesterday
It doesnt work today

It has the latest firmware
I am still running WIN xp

I saw this kind of error in another post
but it is dated a year ago and it didnt look like there was any resolution


A:DVD-/+RW ND-1300A reads CD's No longer reads any DVD

Return it if still under warranty.
Otherwise open it up and check if the flat filmcable to the lens-arm is still properly attached.

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This unexpected tab openening keeps occurring at random times, for www.software-updater.com  from Air Software, with documentation in the tab saying the software to download is from Google Chrome.    This is very suspicious to me.  How do I stop this unexpected tab from opening?  Is this something genuine from google chrome?  The tab will not close if I click on the x at the right side of the tab label; I need to use Task Manager to stop Google Chrome.

A:unexpected tab opens in Google Chrome, unpredictably

Something you downloaded and installed recently contained adware....a program or browser add-on.
Use the programs below to find and remove the adware. Use all of them.
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
Use CCleaner to remove T... Read more

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I have tried a number of search terms here, but don't find this reported anywhere-- so here goes nothing:

The machine: HP Pavillion dv8000 (portable), x86, 512M RAM
OS: WIN XP Pro v.5.1.2600 SP2, build 2600

The issue:

I fire up the machine and go about my business. The system works with my chosen keystroke repeat rate (very high) which correctly works after the machine booted. Fine.

But at SOME point-- and it seems to have something to do with simultaneously having PhotoShop, Firefox, Wordpad and the imagining software from my Fuji digital camera open at the same time as Norton is running a "live update"-- all of a sudden the keystoke repeat rate "sets itself" to "snail's pace." I go to the control panel > keyboard and find that the slider control for the keystoke repeat rate is now all the way over to the left (super slow). I reset it to a fast rate, apply, and the system works normally again.... maybe for weeks, maybe for a few minutes.

I am yet to actually reproduce the conditions that cause this "quirk."

If I reboot the machine while the keystroke repeat rate is "slow" like this, the system comes back up with my "fast" preset.

I doubt this is a "security" issue... but it's certainly ANNOYING, when it happens.

Is there legitimate software that examines such things as keystroke rates, and "makes the determination" that it needs to be reset, in order for the software... Read more

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