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Windows Time Settings - time.nist.gov

Postby allingeneral » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:33 pm

So, I was setting my clocks around the house for daylight savings time...springing forward and whatnot... Then I sat down at my computer to get some work done. I looked up at the clock, then at my computer's time and ack! They were almost 10 minutes apart! I assumed that I set the clock on the wall incorrectly. I asked my wife what her laptop time was set to. It was right in between the two. So hers was either 5 minutes slow or 5 minutes fast...I was in a time warp!

I checked my time settings on my computer by double clicking the date/time in the bottom menu bar then selected the "Internet Tim" tab. The box was already checked to "Automatically synchronize" my laptop's time. It was set to update from time server time.nist.gov. I clicked the "Update Now" button and it failed to update from the time server!

So, I changed the server to time.windows.com and my laptop time immediately synchronized. So, I'm not sure what's going on with nist.gov, but it doesn't seem to be working...and it hasn't worked in long enough that my laptop time had drifted by ten minutes!

The moral of this story is...don't count on your computer's time... if your time is set to use time.nist.gov, you should probably find a different time source.
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Re: Windows Time Settings - time.nist.gov

Postby RACN35 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:14 am

just a side note here - if you use a GARMIN sonar or GPS it seems they goofed anmd set the clocks BACK an hour and now the tide chart is way off.........it will be fixed soon tho-
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Re: Windows Time Settings - time.nist.gov

Postby allingeneral » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:59 am

I did a little bit of reading about the Garmin Daylight Savings Time (DST) thing and it seems that they have been working on firmware patches that you should be able to download from their website to update your device's firmware for DST. Here's a link to the firmware patches on their site:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/blosp.jsp

And here's a link to their windows-based "WebUpdater" which will fetch the patch you need and install it for you.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupda ... nstall.jsp
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Re: Windows Time Settings - time.nist.gov

Postby RACN35 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:35 am

talk about a time laps... this just showed up in my mail .... 1 july 2011

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Re: Windows Time Settings - time.nist.gov

Postby allingeneral » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:36 am

Wow - that's really strange. What showed up in your email, exactly?

it's nice to see you here! :wave:
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Postby RACN35 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:05 pm

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Postby allingeneral » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:51 pm

hm. Can you forward that email to me?
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