Installed RAM - reset date / time?

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

  1. Megatron macrumors regular

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    Nov 19, 2005
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    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

    varmit

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    Aug 5, 2003
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    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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