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Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios

Q: Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios


I've got an Acer Model As5742 Laptop with an i5 480M processor and 8 GB of good Ram. I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. It's only about 5 months old and this started about a month ago. I have no other problems. IE: Blue Screens or Lockups or anything, just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart. I replaced the Bios battery twice and it only effects the chore of having to reset the time in Windows every time I boot.

I'm going to send it to Acer to be repaired within a week or two, but maybe it's not a bad timing mechanism in the motherboard and one of you people have a correct solution to it. Which will save me the trouble of sending it in for a motherboard replacement.

I do have all the drivers and bios updates installed. Oh yes I've ran about 15 different virus Etc. Malware scans with several different products and they all come back clean.
I ran System File Checker SFC /scannow from the command prompt several times that also comes back OK.



Preferred Solution: Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios

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A: Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios

Quote: Originally Posted by Earthmanx

...just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart.

If this is the case then Windows wouldn't change it, though malware might I suppose (and you have checked for this).

Can you otherwise make changes to your BIOS settings that "stick"? If yes, then return/repair is all I can think of. If NONE of your BIOS changes survived reboot though, then I might consider whether that laptop left the factory with its "reset CMOS" jumper in the "reset" position. Dunno if laptops have these, but most desktop mobos do of course.

Oops you said "started a month ago" so my "left the factory jumpered wrong" would not apply.

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Hello, After I got the motherboard replaced (on a y5070) at the Lenovo Service Center, the BIOS time increased quite a bit. Before it was 2.8 seconds and now it is about 7 sec (according to info povided by Windows Task Manager) I have the latest BIOS update (as I did before), the Windows is fresh-installed and the motherboard is new, but it takes longer to boot...Preety weird right?    

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I have a windows 10 tablet and the clock is constantly losing time by significant amounts. Just a few minutes after starting the clock slows by as much as 10min and eventually gets to several hours slow.

Yes, the time and timezone are set correctly in settings.

Yes, it is set up to sync with time.nist.gov

The really puzzling thing is that the bios/uefi clock is correct and stays correct. So in my limited knowledge it seems the problem must be with windows.

Any ideas how to fix this?

A:Clock constantly loses time, correct in bios

Boot to Safe Mode and see if it still happens. If not then something is starting at boot and continuing to run that is causing the problem. Use Clean Boot to isolate the cause of the problem.

How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1


Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79

Originally Posted by ASUS

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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Lenovo y50-70 was giving fan problem. so i read that the latest bios version fixed that issue. so i updated bios to 3.03. Before bios update, my laptop starts and within 1-2 seconds the lenovo logo comes up and 4-5 seconds it will be in log screen.Now after bios update i followed same steps with a clean install of windows 10 Now it takes 8-9 seconds to show lenovo logo after that rest all take same time as before. Lenovo y50-70bios v3.03SSD 860 EVOwindows 10No startup programs (windows defender and realtek audio which is same before update) Note: I maintained log file which i followed again with updated bios after clean install of windows 10. (so windows settings are same) The pre-boot time in boot racer and bios time in task manager are same and the time is 8.6 seconds.The below image is a clean boot test results using bootracer and task manager bios time

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Hello all!
I'm new here! I have a strange problem!
As I go to the bios menu using F2 key on my laptop (n5110), I see that the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa and doesn't change. it doesn't matter if I shut down and restart the laptop; the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa.
Whenever I login to the windows (win 7 ultimate 64bit), it starts with aa.aa.aa and the time goes on automatically in windows till I shut down the laptop. Then again when I start my laptop, both bios and windows time are aa.aa.aa.
When I update the time in windows by internet or change the time manually in windows time, both windows and bios time are updated to bb.bb.bb. in such a situation, then again the time on windows will be OK till I restart the laptop. while restarting, I see that bios time is set to bb.bb.bb and the windows again starts with bb.bb.bb .
As the bios version is the latest one and I cant re-flash the bios firmware, I'm really confused what can I do to solve this problem. I cant find any useful answer in forums on the net.
I should clarify that:
- I think that changing the bios battery couldn't work!
- The laptop is almost always plugged-in.
Do you have any Idea?

A:Bios Time is Frozen; Bios time is STUCK!

Hi ahmad,Thanks for posting.The CMOS battery does not get charged by the computer being plugged in, and only lasts about 5 years, so it's a good possibliity that since this computer is as old as it is, needs a new one.  Try changing the battery, they're very inexpensive and can be purchased at the dollar stores.  Here's a video: http://dell.to/2xB6Ctland the manual: http://dell.to/2xAR3St

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Hey everyone! Hopefully someone can help me. I've been having this problem for maybe 2 months now where my laptop would shutdown randomly and give me a real time clock error. I googled around and found that replacing the cmos battery would fix the problem. I tried it out but still i am getting this problem. Any ideas?

A:Dell Inspiron 17 7737 - Still getting real time clock error after replacing cmos battery

If the system is in warranty, call Dell for replacement of the reserve battery.
If it's out of warranty, try replacing the battery yourself (it's a CR-2032 button cell).  Manual is linked below.  If that doesn't solve the problem, the clock chip has failed and the mainboard will need to be replaced.

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Hello all,

My PC is configured to use both windows 7 and linux (dual boot). Lately I am facing an issue with my windows.
Every time I restart the windows my clock looses time. I have searched internet for the answer and according to this post (3 Reasons Why Your Windows Computer Clock Loses Its Time) it can be caused by
1. Cmos battery: I know this is not the case because my Linux manages to keep track of time.
2. Time Zone: I have checked that the time zone is according to my country only.
3. Malware or virus: I checked list of processes, I can't find any suspicious one.

Do you guys have any idea what is problem
I am thinking maybe it has something to do with read/write permission in system files of clock process, but I am not sure

A:Clock losing time after every restart

If malware is a possible cause run Malwarebytes.

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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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Presently have a 'dead' pc that I wish to revive. However; when I install MSDos 6.x it makes my 30gb hd a 2gb hd! Annoying as that is, if I could replace my Compaq BIOS with something I can better use, I might be able to circumvent DOS.
As it stands, my BIOS setup limits me to the floppy or the C drive. I'd like to be able to boot from the CD drive, but that option is not available. I'm hoping to avoid the DOS install and go directly to my win98 CD.
Any suggestions as to how to accomplish this! The computer is nothing more than a paper-weight now.

A:Replacing BIOS

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I'm experimenting with some manual tweaks in the Bios based on the info I got from Nvidia Ntune program which I ran at various multi settings 10x 11x 12x etc. A lot of people say that keeping the multi low and upping the fsb yields best results, but Ntune liked to tweak the pci-e a lot 34% in some runs from 2500 mhz to 3400, is this due to the faster memory it the 8800 ultras I think they are 1033 mhz or there about. Is it right to try lifting the fsb settings with the ram unlinked ?. Ntune lifted the pc 6400 settings up from 4-4-4-12 to 5-5-5-16 and upped to 837 mhz. again I hear lower the setting the better the performance ?. I used to use 3d mark to see how I was improving but now in order to use all my 4gigs of ram I've installed Vista 64 bit os , and the only benchmark futuremark do is Vantage 64 bit and this seems to favour general pc set ups and not gaming machines.
Any tips out there ?

Thanks Adrian.

A:Bios settings (Over clock).

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hi guys, periodically my time & year clock in bios & windows clock unsets itself to a random time. reseting both bios & windows remedies the problem, but it, keeps happening , has anybody got any ideas

A:bios , windows ,clock

Hi Barney,

This sounds as though the battery on the motherboard is failing. See your manual for details on its location and replacement instructions. The battery is usually a type CR2032. You might also like to check that you have set your system up for the correct time zone according to where you are.

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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so i tried updating my bios and my power went out during it all and it gave my bios a bad flash and now i cant boot my system. so i was told to replace my bios and get all the bios info so i can replace it, but the problem is i cant even find my bios chip on my motherbaord! its like not even there, iv been looking for hours lol. i have an intel Desktop Board D975XBX2. PLEASE HELPPP.

A:bad bios flash, need help replacing.

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Hi, Please tell me if I am in the wrong Place or Wrong Forum.

I have a New Asus X552LA with Win 8.1 64 Bit
I also have a Spare New HDD

I have Activated etc the Win 8.1
I would like to Remove the Win 8.1 HDD completely and save it until I want to use Win 8

On the New HDD, I would like to Install Win 7 and use until I want to use the Win8.1 Original Disk, e.g. 1 years time
Then I want (Hope) I could just put the Win 8.1 HDD back into the Computer, Update and continue using Win8.1

and use the Win7 HDD as an external HDD in an enclosure

Expected Problem, Changing the BIOS Settings firstly from Win 8.1 to work the Win 7 HDD
and then back again to use the Win 8.1

I would be so grateful for Advice on What changes to the BIOS to make for the Win 7 and Win 8.1 Respectively.
If it is a crackpot idea, please tell me that too !

I realise that more information is probably Necessary, but I don't know what, but will respond asap with whatever asked for

Many Thanks

A:BIOS Settings when replacing Win 8 HDD after Win 7

windows 7
windows 8 or >

off (use MBR)

Fast boot

secure boot


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my bios version  is : A24 ,A24, last version now.
I set time  on bios but after power off, the bios still get the time before shunt down.
As Windows always take the bios time after start, the time  will always remain wrong if after power  off before.
Time  on Windows run well if updated manually.
Normally on Bios, even with wrong time and cmos battery pulled off, the clock should be running, with mine the clock can be changed but never run
Cmos batt changed multiple time for nothing better


A:e6420 bios clock not running

It's likely the clock chip itself is bad -- this will require a mainboard replacement.

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I'm not sure what is causing the problem but for some reason my CPU is running at 1.37 GHz even though the base speed is 3.8GHz

I've tried changing BIOS settings, disabling "cool n quiet", manually setting it to clock at a higher ratio, nothing effects it.

also, enabling High Perfomance Mode in the BIOS causes an overclock failure and a return to BIOS screen

Windows power settings are set to High performance as well as the power settings in the BIOS

I think the MOBO just isn't sending enough power to the CPU for some reason

I completely disassembled and reassembled my PC to make sure everything was in the right place, according to multiple use manuals, everything is...

if anyone knows anything I could try to remedy the situation other than what I've done, I'd appreciate the help

my PC specs are:
MotherBoard - MSI 970 Gaming
CPU - AMD FX 6200 - Six Core
RAM - 16 gb (4x 4GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
OS - Windows 10 Pro

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I have an older Gateway desktop running Win 98. Both the desktop clock and the BIOS clock continuously reset themselves to exactly 1 hour ahead. No matter what I do it always resets itself to 1 hour ahead, no more, no less. Any ideas? It almost sounds like a daylight savings thing, but the timezone etc is set correctly. Thanks for the help.


A:Solved: BIOS clock keeps resetting

Change the battery on the motherboard.

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I have found an issue with Windows XP Media Center.

I originally found this when i had to clear my motherboards bios (at the time was an ASUS P4P800-VM). The clock reset, but i set it correctly and the machine booted into XP. At login, i would select my user, type in their password and it would say this instalaltion of XP has not been activated and must be. So i go ahead and reactivate, but once i click next it loggs me off.!!!

The only way i could solve this was to perform a Repair install of XP. I still had to reactivate but it works.

Now - this happened again when i had to replace my m/board yesterday. The clock obviosuly had to be set. However, bizzarely enough it let me login the 1st couple of times - until i fine tuned the time within windows itself!

I also noticed that a Repair un hooks anything related to SP2 for XP. So you have to reinstall everything!

Just an FYI!

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I have replaced the TRC battery - but still when I shut off my HP DV6358SE laptop - the clock (time) stops at the exact time that I shut the PC down.

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hi all now this is gonna sound really reatrded but i was in my Bios the other day when i changed the clock speed on my proccessor from 233 to 400mhz y im not sure but know my comp won;t even start up into the bios screen what if anything can i do


A:Bios clock speed prob OMG

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Hello all!

I have been experiencing significant Windows clock lag. For 1 minute to pass in Windows ~2-3 minutes pass in real time. I just upgraded my CPU to an AMD A8-7600 and BIOS to 2.4 from 2.1 (ASRock A88XFM2 Extreme 4+) because the previous CPU's (AMD A8-6500) GPU unit died on me (STOP 116 error, Thanks again for the BSOD forum helpers). Checked to see if I have a weak battery - would be strange, since I just bought the motherboard in February. The BIOS clock seems to be running fine. Compared it with realtime and no delays (not even a second) during a 15 minute test.

I have been searching around the net for solutions and found WinTimerTester 1.1.
Ran it and found that my ratio is way off: 1.5-3
Depending on "bcdedit /set useplatformclock true" and HPET enabled/disabled in BIOS.
Also tested the system with DPC Latency Checker and LatencyMon. Both stared out perfectly, but soon started to produce significant errors.

While searching for a solution I realized that my VLC is significantly stuttering, which could also be due to this latency issue. Interestingly MPC-HC does not reproduce this stuttering.

I know that I can force the Windows clock to sync every few minutes - this is what I have enabled now - but this is only an interim solution as video playback is still greatly affected.

Thanks for the help!

A:Lagging Windows clock Not in BIOS

When you put in the new cpu did you first thing after that put all the bios settings to defaults, and a cmos battery can be dead at any time. Did you check to make sure your cmos battery was at 3 volts and not just working? Those are things that will screw with the clock it sounds like you have a bigger issue though.

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Recently I noticed that the clock on my laptop was incorrect. I changed it within Windows several times but it kept going wrong again the next day.

I decided to check the clock in the BIOS set up menu and it turns out that the clock is running really fast. I'd say it takes about a second for the clock to advance by 1 minute. I figured this must be what is causing the clock in Windows to keep going wrong.

Is it likely that this problem is fixable, and if so how would I go about it?

Thanks in advance,

A:Laptop BIOS clock running really fast

how old is the laptop? most common cause of this issue is a flat cmos battery.

they dont last forever, but should last a fair few years, unless yours is just a dud.

replacement cr2032 batteries cost less than ?1/$1

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Hey everyone...it appears I'm having some issues with a slow clock.  I have an XPS M1330.  Initially, it would fall behind a few hours each day, INCLUDING the BIOS time.  Also I noticed frequent Wi-Fi disconnections, as well as when I would shut down the laptop, it would not completely shut down.  It would go into what I believe would be an "idle" state, showing the blue power LED still being lit.  I would have to then manually shut down the laptop by holding the power button.  That was the only way of getting it out of the so-called "idle" state.  So first thing I decided to try was to replace the CMOS battery which was the first suggestion.  After replacing the CMOS battery, I got about 2 weeks of flawless performance; no slow clock, and no powering off issues.  Now, the clock is running slow again and I can't seem to figure out why.  I updated to the latest BIOS (A14 I believe), which seemed to work for about a day, now it's back to being slow again.  It is not shutting down properly either.  When I check the BIOS time, it is also incorrect.  I'm not sure if this a motherboard issue or what but any suggestions or ideas would be great. 

A:BIOS clock slow- Not due to CMOS battery

I wanted to bump this because I really want to see if anyone has any idea or answers as to what this could be or how to fix it so I can save myself some money and not buy a new motherboard.

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Hello, I've recently installed WinXP on an older Compaq (P2, 350mz, 256mb ram). Yes I know its supposedly under the minimum requirements. But believe it or not it runs pretty good. My problem is that I want to change the system clock but cant find the system clock setting in the Bios. Does anybody know how to change the system clock on an older Compaq like this? Thanks, C5John

A:Cant find system clock setting in Bios

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The BIOS battery on my Acer Aspire 523h never retained enough charge to keep the date and time current. However I want to replace it with a new battery. What make would the battery be, where can I get one, and what were the specs., e.g. voltage, etc., for this. Also would it be easy to replace? I guess its well soldered onto the mother board. Many thanks.

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Hi!Just recently my Laptops screen broke and i am not sure if i will fix itmy question is that is there any way that i can replace my primary built in screen with the external?By that i mean that can i display The Boot up screen and Bios on my external monitor via HDMI? Any help?

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Can someone please inform me is this an issue that occurs only when any kind of overclocking is done.
This includes enabling XMP profiles of RAM that has XMP feature.
In other words is there anybody out there who has had frozen clock issue where no overclocking was done.

A:Asus Z87 MOBO Frozen Bios Clock Issue

See if these are the same issue?

(SOLVED) Asus Z87-PRO - Bios Clock Issue [Solved] - Asus - Motherboards
ASUS z87 bios clock freeze - Asus - Motherboards
Asus z87 Frozen Real Time Clock Bug

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Hello! I am a happy owner of Lenovo p50, but i got couple of questions. Firstly, Intel Xeon CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHz should have a maximum clock speed of 3.7ghz, but thats not the case. The higher i see it goes is ~3.4ghz. I use Piriform Speccy. I tried some CPU stress tests etc, but the result is around 3.4ghz max clock. The Second question is why my bios menu is all greyed and i cannot change any setting. Yesterday i upgraded the BIOS to the latest N1EET60W (1.33 ) and today i tried to visit the BIOS to check some CPU related settings, but i found that almost every setting is locked and i cannot access it. It might be a security mechanism, but before i enter the menu i got promted to scan my fingerprint so i guess that should be it.

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Hi all again

Long time no see

I have an issue that has come to light on one of my systems I have lent to my sister.

It is a reasonable spec system AMD xp3200+ Asus A7v880 mobo and it started to lose its date settings my immediate thought was to replace the CR2032 Bios Back up Battery and all seemed to be fine until the next day, same problem losing date and time settings , it is hit and miss or so it seems sometimes it is fine for days and other times not.

So any ideas as to a plan of action would be greatly appreciated

I look forward to hearing from you


A:Still Losing BIOS Settings even after replacing the back up battery

Did you remember to "save the settings" before exiting?

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I am ready to overclock but I am scared that I cannot find this setting, because I know having this setting at 33mhz is important for SATA controller and I use 3 SATA drives and don't want to hurt them!

My motherboard is Asus Rampage Formula.

I see the "PCIE frequency" (pci express) , which I have locked at 100mhz, but I see no option for PCI frequency.

Then I thought, well maybe this motherboard doesn't have that option because there are no PCI slots.. only PCIE, but no there are indeed 2 PCI slots (although I have nothing in them).

Do you think the option is locked at 33mhz so they just didn't put it in the BIOS?

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I just replaced my laptop motheboard. With the new motherboard, time always reset after shutdown, and sometimes the little internet icon in the bottom right corner would be invisible. So i upgraded my bios, and still have same problem. I have a LENOVO G470 with InsydeH2O BIOS. I have an image of the bios attached. Also, the bios can read the HDD.

A:BIOS showing invalid info, time resets every time shut down.

Did you install a CMOS battery? Is it new or used?
Check the Time zone, make sure it's correct.

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Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

A:System Time not kept correctly after having manually changed BIOS time

Quote: Originally Posted by dell1545

Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

For right now, lets just try to update your time. To do this, click on the clock in the bottom right. Then, click on change date and time settings. In the window that comes up, go to the top and click on the tab titled Internet Time. Then, click on change settings. Click on update now in the windows that pops up.

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About a year ago, a technician changed a Bios setting so that the computer would not be too loud. Last week, I was trying to identify a shut down error and reset the bios to default. The error was found, not to be a bios setting but a failing Power supply, which has been replaced by another technician. It is the same power supply I had - Antec 430. The computer is now very loud again.

I have an Asus A7N8XE-Deluxe board. I enabled Q-Fan Control . I left it at the default setting of 15/16 and the speed up/down response time as 4sec/8sec but this has not made a difference.

Please do you have any suggestions?



A:Fans too loud after setting bios to default and replacing power supply

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Its a packard bell laptop, and the system started to freeze for no reason. No viruses. Now, I can usually only move the mouse pointer-if it lets me start windows at all (xp). As of tonight, the system wouldnt let me even pass the startup screen, it kept asking for a non existent system password to continue! The system bios clock seems to reset itself too, so I believe the whole problem to be related to the cmos battery.

My main question is, how much should I roughly be expected to pay for a cmos battery and installation from a general pc repair store? The laptop is out of warranty, so I dont really want to be spending 30+ just for Packard to find and install one either. The reason I need someone else to do it is because this particular packard system has the most awkward setup, and therefore access to the battery is next to impossible..

as you can see from my (slightly blurry) photo-

there are only 3 panels on the back of the machine that you can remove- 1 hard drive, 2 ram, and 3 wifi card (I think!).. the cmos battery (the circle!) is to the right of one of the panels, under the casing. I have tried removing the entire casing, all screws and connections, and even from the front, trying to get to it by removing the keyboard, but it proved impossible to me, so Id rather get someone else to do it. No doubt the difficulty is on purpose so that you would always send it to packard for repair, and for a high price, bu... Read more

A:wont boot, bios/clock errors-how much to replace a cmos battery to fix this problem?

If there's a dismantling guide for your laptop online you could try to fit a new battery yourself.
If you're ok with that post the exact model of your laptop and I/we will help you look.

Otherwise to get the best deal I would phone a few small local computer shops and compare their prices with big chains like PC World.

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Steps taken:

-Fresh install (From factory recovery partition) of windows 7, fully updated and drivers installed.

-CMOS Battery Replaced (&Tested with voltmeter)

-Bios Flashed & updated

-windows time service is disabled via services.msc

-"synchronize with timer server" unchecked in advanced time settings.

Further information

BIOS time resets to 01/01/2009 00:00:00 when windows time is updated/changed manually. If windows time is not changed manually, bios time remains accurate.

Upon restart after windows time change, and directly entering bios, the date and time aboved is what the bios time is set to.

Recurring problem

A:BIOS Time Resets if and only if windows time is changed

Hope someone has a better idea, but the first thing I thought of is damage occurred when flashing the bios. I recommend not doing that merely as an update unless a problem is present.

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Hello, I have a problem with bios, in the laptop ideado 305-15idb lenovo.I changed the settings of the graphics card and from now I do not get a bios at the start after pressing fn + F2. HOW TO RESTART BIOS to factory settings, combination F9 and F10 did not help. Pulling out the batteries also did not work. I also tried to connect the monitor under the vga and switch the screen FN + F7, unfortunately it also did not help.

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hello i have buy a probook 6560b  from sombodynow there is a bios passwordi dont have the pasword  en nether other person what do do now

A:want to go into bios buth need a bios pasword for bios admi...

@denzeezot Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv6700 and usually it does not get past the BIOS to load Windows, normally the lights come on but the screen stays black. Out of hundreds of attempts the BIOS loaded around 5-10 times, and made it to Windows only once.

The laptop is pretty dusty in the inside so I don't know if that makes a difference with the BIOS chip, I am guessing I need to flash the BIOS via USB.

Any help?

A:BIOS not loading 99% of the time, or going very slow 1% of the time.

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Today I find strage problem on one PC.
Our PCs sync time with DC fine. But one pc has it's system time fall behind for about 4 minutes. Manually sync with NTp did not get any result. Leap indicator had warning and referenceid was undefined. 
When I logon to bios and changed time manually, ntp sync start working fine without warnings.
Question is, what was the reason of this and how to prevent it?

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I am one of the many unfortunate owners of an Asus motherboard with a UEFI clock freeze problem. The clock randomly freezes and when it does, apart from the Windows time going wonky, it causes havoc with certain applications that I run that rely on the BIOS clock. This includes Precision Manuals Development Groups (PMDG) Boeing 737 simulator for FSX. The problem is widely reported on the ASUS ROG forums and affects quite a few of their high end boards. Mine is the Hero Maximus VI. They are as confused about the issue as us unhappy owners and have yet to identify a solution other than a total reset of the BIOS which is irritating when you have tweaked settings for over clocking. This is not a BIOS battery issue, it is a software or hardware fault that is causing the BIOS clock to freeze. So no "change your battery" comments please

Anyway, in an effort to fault find, is there a way to totally disconnect Windows time from the BIOS clock? As I understand it, when Windows corrects its time using the time servers, it will adjust the BIOS clock also? Maybe this is when the freezes occur and if I can stop this process, maybe the problem will "go away".

A:Disconnect Windows time from the BIOS time

Try this software:
Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.3
I think that you can set it to sync each minute.

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My laptop was working fine this morning.  I plugged in a USB DVD drive, but the laptop was not plugged in; I closed the cover (putting it in standby) and moved so that I could connect the power supply.  When I reopened the cover to wake it up, there was no response.  Beyond plugging in the DVD drive, I've made no hardware or software changes. If I try to cycle the power, the main power light comes on; the light on the caps lock key blinks three times (long blinks), then five times (short blinks).  This process repeats over and over; as it does so, there is occasionally two short system beeps as the disk appears to stop (and immediately restart) turning.  The screen remains black--it won't even show the HP welcome screen, let alone advance far enough to let me access the BIOS or do anything useful.   I have tried a hard restart (holding down the power button), and also unplugging the power supply and removing the battery.  Still nothing.  

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have been playing battlefield 3 since came out.no problems.but 3 days i think after i installed 285.79 nvidia beta drivers after ~15 minutes of playing computer freezes.even curson doesnt move..i only can restart..but i only noticed freezes during the game..and not always but most of restarts are followed by (i havent counted) ~8-10 beeps and computer opens..bios is award..i didnt find any beep codes for that since award has no that kind of beeps regarding to the internet..and the beeps doesnt come on post screen..it comes right after i push restart button...

4gb ram
win7 sp1
core2quad 2.66ghz


A:BIOS Beeps after restart

Hello there.

How many beeps were there exactly? You can actually troubleshoot those beeps.
And was it long or short?


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