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Re: [SEMI-OT] Impressive F11 boot speed



Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> writes:
> How strange. I've never seen a computer motherboard that had a clock
> that didn't either lose or gain about 30 seconds a day :-).

Hopefully you were joking.  Over 100ppm (parts per million) is pretty
bad.  The only board I ever had that was worse than that is the current
one based on the AMD chipset.  It turns out it has a "spread spectrum"
modulation for the south-bridge chip and that causes quite a bit of
frequency offset.  Turning that off fixes things (but I assume annoys
the FCC.)

> I always wonder why a dirt cheap timex keeps such better time.

Your wrist is a wonderful temperature controlled device to strap a
crystal to.  Wristwatches have it easy.

-wolfgang

-- 
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht              Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and Fedora-11


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