Installed RAM - reset date / time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Megatron, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Megatron macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hi, I just installed a new 512 MB stick in my ibook g4.

    Like the apple directions said, I unplugged the power wire and took out the battery before installing my ram.

    When I booted up, everything was perfectly fine, except for some reason I got a message saying my time was set to before 2001, and when I looked it was set to somewhere in 1969!

    Is this normal? I would think the time would have a battery on the motherboard to keep the correct time? But maybe with apple laptops that is in the battery?

    Is this normal?
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Yeah, that sometimes happens, but not all the time. The new RAM might have rest the OS time so it just gave a prompt that it didn't seem right.

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