Hello,I was reading Ray's computer tips, "Computer Parts - BIOS" and he also mentions that if the clock keeps constantly losing time,the battery might be failing;would the clock work with the battery dead as long as the computer is on?,I have an old pc that the clock goes out of time now and then,but not always,then I set it to autmatically get the time when I conect to internet, thus my question, if the computer can run the clock without the battery. Thanks
Posted: September 9th, 2010, 7:45am
Yes, the clock will work when the computer is on. The battery is only there for when the computer is off and thus does not have electricity going to its motherboard. The motherboard still has to keep up with what time it is and so it uses the battery.