[ntp:questions] 500ppm - is it too small?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Thu May 7 16:49:28 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> An error greater than 500 PPM suggests seriously broken hardware! There 
> might be some way to "kludge" the software to compensate for
> this brokenness but I think it would be easier and cheaper to fix or
> replace the broken hardware.

I was trying to see what errors might be expected in the typical PC clock 
crystals, but my gut instinct is to agree with you.  However, suggesting 
that someone replace their pride and joy just because it doesn't run ntp 
is unlikely to elicit a favourable response!


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