Clock is always wrong

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SDAVE, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    I have the latest and greatest release of OSX (official releases) and the clock always seems to be off (sometimes) when I log into OSX? I have to go inside the clock window and the time gets fixed automatically once I do this?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Are also using Windows with Boot Camp? There seem to be a lot of complaints about this.

    Otherwise, are you sure your time zone is set correctly in System Preferences and you've set the clock to synchronize automatically?
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Yes, I am using Bootcamp....maybe the final will fix this Leopard?
     
  4. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    as far as i know (which is limited because i stopped using bootcamp/windows a few months ago) you will need to forgo having the right time in windows. the issue has something to do with windows using hardware to set times and the time zone. meanwhile i think mac os x takes the hardware clock time, and then adjusts it using software according to what time zone you have set. or it could be the exact opposite. anyways, the two systems have different ways of accessing and setting the time.
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Everytime I go into Windows, the time is correct. I am always online.
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    OSX does not change the system clock when you adjust the time. Windows changes the system clock. What you need to do is set OSX to tell it that your timezone is GMT and boom your problem is solved because it will read the system clock and believe you are on GMT while windows adjust the system clock OSX takes the system clock and uses software to adjusted the display time.
     

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