Solved Desktop computer System clock is never correct

August 31, 2013 at 20:43:28
Specs: Windows 7
My desktop system time is never correct. It always sets to some 1970 or like that when i boot up. Some say its CMOS problem. Is it true, should i change the battery?

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August 31, 2013 at 21:57:49
Yes, it is a coin-sized battery on the motherboard that needs to be replaced. Is this a laptop or desktop that you are talking about?

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September 1, 2013 at 00:24:18
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Yeah, the battery would be the first thing to suspect. However, usually a bad battery causes the date to revert back to the original bios date which of course would be much later than the 1970's so possibly something else is going on. But go ahead and replace the battery and see if that fixes it.

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September 1, 2013 at 00:39:53
Mini tech lesson: Many computer systems and programming languages base their start time as January 1, 1970, midnight GMT, which is known as Unix Epoch.

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