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ECS 848P-A - Clock unstability

My clock gets changed at random to some random Year value. Sometimes it gets set to 9999, another time it gets set to 10004.

Could someone tell me how to fix this problem. I have been told it is the CMOS settings of the ECS motherboard, or a loose battery.

important thing to remember is, this happens when the system is Up, not during or after shutdown and reboot.

- thank you

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Re: ECS 848P-A - Clock unstability

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If replacing the motherboard doesn't fix it, then I can share that a few systems were fixed by upgrading the power supply. It took an oscilloscope to find that the 3.3V supply to the RTC was dipping and causing the RTC to corrupt. Adding 100 Watts to the PSU rating helped immensely. The ones that failed beyond this were solved with a new motherboard.

If its new, make it a warranty item.

Bob

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Well, did you replace the Battery? If not, why???

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And when you change it make certain that you don't take the tension out of the contact. The baterry is in the $3.00 price range.

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Re: Well, did you replace the Battery? If not, why???

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i don't think it is the battery. I see just the Year changing at random.. when Windows 2000 is up and running. After the machine is up, the time/date is independant of the CMOS correct?

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Re: Well, did you replace the Battery? If not, why???

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batteries cost about 5 bucks change it to eliminate the batterie being the problem

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Re: Well, did you replace the Battery? If not, why???

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The battery is the cheap fix. You didn't reveal the machine's contents or its power supply rating and age. I see this too often. The owner goes into a denial mode that 250 Watts wasn't enough.

Bob

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