Windows Time Sync Offset

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10, 64 bit

    Windows Time Sync Offset

    This a probably a different manifestation of the problem I reported in another thread ("Windows 10 Clock Running Slow"). I thought my PC Windows 10 clock was drifting behind, but during the last few days at least, that isn't the problem I'm experiencing. When I initiate a manual sync to an NTP server, (usually, but not always, successful), the resulting time is always about 1 second behind real time, and it stays like that. It doesn't matter how many times I repeat this, or which server I select, the resulting time offset is always the same. I also have a much slower Windows 10 laptop sharing the same internet connection which doesn't have this problem. Any ideas?
    Last edited by SteveCase; 02 Nov 2018 at 13:06.
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  2. Posts : 456
    Windows 10 Pro

    So is it really that big of a deal if it's 1 second off? I mean sure, I can see it affecting you as a OCD thing but performance wise, what's the difference?
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  3. Posts : 3,277

    I have to agree that unless you are running crucially time sensitive/critical programs or network systems, you should ignore 1 second time differences.

    ( I presume you are running something like the following in a command box on both pc's, to see the difference ?

    w32tm /stripchart / /samples:5

    -this may or may not give you an indication of why you might be getting the difference, but still not worth pursuing further for a few seconds difference. )
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10, 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your comments. I had come to the same conclusion - i.e. not worth losing sleep over. It is probably more of an OCD thing - irritating but not going to cause anything I normally do to grind to a halt. In any case I now have another problem which is more significant - msconfig freezes when I try to apply any changes, but I'll start a new thread for that one.
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