[techtalk] Computer clock way slow

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Wed Jan 26 15:37:06 EST 2000

On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:03:29 GMT, "J B" <griffin2020 at hotmail.com> said:

>Internal clocks work by counting the cycles in electricity.  

Not on PCs.  There's a small quartz oscillator on the system board
that drives the internal clock.  (Otherwise, how would it run when the
power is down, eh?)

If you look at the PC power supply, you'll see that unrectified line
current never reaches the system board; this also torpedoes your
theory. :)


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