[ntp:questions] Frequency Offset
albyva at empire.org
Fri Feb 24 02:20:34 UTC 2012
On Feb 23, 6:12 pm, Chris Albertson <albertson.ch... at gmail.com> wrote:
> The crystal on the computer motherboard.
> At the most basic level, the purpose of NTP is to compute that offset
> you see. That is the offset between the clock on the computer's
> motherboard and a perfect clock. The offset value will change with
> temperature. Try watching it for 24 hours or maybe partially block
> the computer fan and see what happens in an hour. NTP keeps
> recomputing the offset as your computer's clock changes with
> temperature or just with age.
> (I think you meant "Satellites __transmitting__ the GPS signal")
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
Thanks. I needed that NTP 101 lesson. So is it a stretch to try and
obtain a quality motherboard to improve the frequency offset?
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