[quote]How I fixed my OS X 10.1.x Date/Time Bug on the Dual G4 System: (Note - shortly after posting this one other reader noted the same tip worked for him - see comments below my comments.)
Like many readers (but not all) with dual G4 machines, my OS X 10.1.x system has the problem where the date/time is reset to December 1969 every time it's restarted unless I select to "sync with a network time server". After looking at some of the reports I had a strange feeling this may be related to having certain PCI cards installed. (I know it's odd that it would matter.) I decided to test out this hunch last night and removed my Acard AHARD RAID IDE card (which had no drives attached) and Fuse capture card. Now the date and time problem has vanished - no trace of it since the first restart with the cards removed. (I saw the issue with just the AHARD card installed also, before installing the Fuse to do some analog capture in OS 9 recently.)
Again it's strange this would matter - but it did.
Not all Dual G4 owners noted this date/time bug - but many did. For those that have the problem, if you can, try removing any PCI cards as a test to see if that solves the problem. (Not sure if all types of PCI cards are a factor - but for me removing the Acard ATA/66 card solved the problem instantly.)
Another Acard owner noted this tip worked:
" I have a dual 450 (Radeon, DVD-RAM, 448 RAM) and a sonnet/66 card, and guess what? Removing the ATA card did solve the date/time bug for me.
Too bad I need all of the 160 gigs attached to it =P
I hope this info helped
Seems to coincide to what StarfleetX was saying, just expanded on it (more then just SCSI cards, perhaps it's just SCSI/ATA cards?)
Edit:updated post to quote instead of my recollection
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