[ntp:questions] Frequency Offset

Alby VA 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



Chris:


 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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