I have a veeeery strange Problem here.
I have a PC with Windows XP Pro SP2 and all updates. I have installed Various applications (from big ones like MS Office 2003 & 2007 beta to small ones like Winamp, Spybot S&D and others)
I have got JDK 1.5.0 realease 1 to 10 and Java6 final and Java 6u1 b04. I have got installed Idea 5.1.2, Idea 6.0.2 and Idea build 6137. And I have installed Sybase ASA 9 Database.
(if you need more info pleae ask)
I noticed, that my System clock is running much to fast. So I booted with a Linux LiveCD to check it and there the clock runs at normal speed. So It needs to be some windows feature or windows application. I disabled automatic time synchronization in Windows and worked that way for a few days with numerous reboots to ensure that there is no lazy time correction or other stuff running.
Next I tried to disable non-vital services and applications. All no succes.
But now I discovered, that when I click on the IntelliJ Icon in my Quicklaunch bar a few seconds after the splash-screen is shown, my clock runs about 20-50% faster.
When I close intellij the clock instantly slows down and runs at normal speed.
I have no clue why that happens (and I think you wont have to at a first glance) but maybe we could find a solution for this...
Thanks in advance for your time and effort!
nomike aka Michael Postmann