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Old 02-27-2014, 06:20 PM
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I just noticed that my computer clock was behind my phone clock by about 2 minutes, so now I am not sure what is the accurate time.
If I remember correctly, some time in the past, I set up my old computer to a ntp pool time, but I don't see that option in my Win7 drop box. (it was set up to time.windows.com by default)
I changed to pool.ntp.org and imputed it manually, but now wonder why was that not included in the drop box.
What do you use to set up the computer to the most accurate time?
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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Not sure Elina but what I can tell you is that NIST has one of a handful of atomic clocks that are the standards used to measure time, they are accurate to 1 second in something like a billion years. Don't quote me on that number, it's something like that. All other clocks in the world are set according to them.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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I changed to pool.ntp.org and imputed it manually, but now wonder why was that not included in the drop box.
Not sure why Microsoft would have removed an option they had, but you should use a more local server than the global "pool.ntp.org". If you're in the U.S., you can use "us.pool.ntp.org". They even break it down by region and I think state. You can see all the pools they have on the website.

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What do you use to set up the computer to the most accurate time?
I run one of the servers in the pool.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Not sure why Microsoft would have removed an option they had, but you should use a more local server than the global "pool.ntp.org". If you're in the U.S., you can use "us.pool.ntp.org". They even break it down by region and I think state. You can see all the pools they have on the website.
I run one of the servers in the pool.
Alright, I will change the setting to us.pool.nt.org
but... isn't the time sorted according to timezones? Why would I want to break it by region/state?
So far I can see it matches perfectly with the time.is - that supposed to be exact.

I set up my computer clock to dual zone (here in the US and my hometown in Europe). Hope it will be synchronized accordingly.

Now, I noticed that my Android phone is off... , not sure about their settings, because there are no settings options.
My Windows phone time is almost exact with the time.is, just off by few seconds

BTW I like their line: A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Windows is terrible about updating from NTP servers. I believe it only happens at boot and very infrequently after that unless you're on a domain.

NTP is timezone agnostic, you can use any NTP server you want however using one that's closer in theory would result in faster response time.

I've never had much luck keeping windows boxes that aren't on domains correctly synced up, I just deal with it..
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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What do you use to set up the computer to the most accurate time?
I use a Casio!
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