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With diskio.flush_files turned off, uTorrent will not write files as often when the disk is being accessed heavily. With it on, it will periodically write the cache to disk without fail. If your hard drive is being accessed a lot with the option turned on, it will keep adding data to the cache until it gets a chance to write it, causing your mem usage to skyrocket holding the data.

EDIT1: Typo ^_^

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The system cache usage will go up, not uTorrent's actual memory usage. The two are not one and the same, although diskio.flush_files does help.

diskio.flush_files has nothign to do what what you said, all it does is close open file handles every minute to prevent windows from caching the files uTorrent accesses. The amount of writes uTorrent makes has nothing to do with that.

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Anyone who's going to tell someone to turn the diskio.flush_files option to *true should probably first ask if it's the memory usage reported by Task Manager or if it's the fact that the total free RAM is going down (while µTorrent is only taking a few MB of RAM).

@silverfire: If I'm not mistaken, what you're talking about is the diskio.write_queue_size option. That option sets how often µTorrent writes to disk (when the amount in RAM fills the size specified, it gets written to disk). I recall the devs saying that the cache usage was increasing because µTorrent never closed the file handles (not because it was holding all the data in RAM).

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