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I recently noticed that my clock has been running slow. I can literary open up the Date and Time dialog, and watch the time tick by more slowly - it takes 13 seconds for the clock to advance 10 seconds. I tried changing the CMOS battery (even though the voltage was good to start with), and interestingly, java based clocks online don't suffer from the slow down. I can't really think of why this is happening, although I did recently migrate over to an SSD. I also say inconsistent, because it appears sometimes the clock will drift something like 20 minutes behind in 10 minutes.
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Does it loose time when the computer is shut down also?
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I suspect that a small singularity has been created right inside your computer case, causing a temporal warp around you hardware that distorts time as measured by your computer versus the time you measure outside of it. The only solution is to inject plutonium-238 directly into the singularity together with a psion-crystal connected to your onboard clock by a quasi-rainbow-light-bridge.

But seriously.... I dunno... Have you tried turning on the internet clock sync? It should correct the drift regularly enough to stay accurate
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I suspect that a small singularity has been created right inside your computer case, causing a temporal warp around you hardware that distorts time as measured by your computer versus the time you measure outside of it. The only solution is to inject plutonium-238 directly into the singularity together with a psion-crystal connected to your onboard clock by a quasi-rainbow-light-bridge.
Help, I accidentally created the Higgs boson, what now?


Joking aside,
I checked the time in bios, but everything works fine there. It then occurred to me that I did make a hardware change after the SSD - I installed a the HighPoint 1022A USB 3.0 Controller a week ago. I tried it with the card in, and without. Although the bios time is uneffected, the card's presence seems to effect Windows's time. Now to figure out why it's doing that headscratch.gif ...
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