akshoo Posted November 11, 2005 Report Share Posted November 11, 2005 Ok so this is my first time using uTorrent, I usually use Bitcomet and found everyone on the net saying how great uTorrent was, I checked the features list and it seemed very promising so I got and tweaked and did all the port forwarding etc. (the only thing I have'nt done is the "half open ports patch")uTorrent 1.2My Network Status is OKmy option changes are -Global Max Upload - 10kbpsGlobal Max Download - 300kbpsGlobal Max Number of Connections - 300Max Number of Peers Connected peers per torrent - 100Number of Upload Slots - 10DHT is enabledEnable Scraping is enabled (this makes me stupid, I don't know what this does)In advanced options I changednet.low_cpu to falsenet.max_halfopen to 50 (this is the setting I've got in Bitcomet but I never get more than 4 or 5 open unless I've got more than 1 torrent going or when a torrent is starting up)diskio_write_queue_size to 2000So I start downloading a fairly popular torrent and instead of a rise to a peak download rate within 30 seconds (as with Bitcomet), it take about 5 minutes, can't complain too much about that.The thing that's really annoying is I get 10- 20 seconds of 31kbps followed by 45-60 seconds of 5kbps while the upload is merrily chugging away at 5kbps.I've got about 314 DHT peers and half of the total seeds and peers.I know the following is in no way able to compare the 2 torrent programs but I opened the same torrent in Bitcomet (after exiting uTorrent), and it does its hash check then starts downloading and gets up to 30 to 35kbps withing 15-30 seconds or so and it only deviates between 30 and 35kbps. I thought that was strange, and is the main reason Bitcomet is currently my primary BT client.One time however I did start uTorrent straight after closing Bitcomet and it got up to 31kbps within 15 seconds and stayed as stable as the upload line which was basically horizontal all the way, I don't know how that happened but I want to reproduce it, I hadn't even changed any of my options and this gave me the message that there was still hope yet!What the hell is going on here? (31 and 35kbps is not my top speed but it is for this specific torrent.)Sorry I mean what am I doing wrong and how can I smooth out this choppiness, I scheduled a task during my throttle time in the middle of the night and downloaded only 35mb!If Bitcomet gets a scheduler and some of the extra options that uTorrent has, uTorrent will be out, if I can get uTorrent to work smoothly and quickly then Bitcomet will be out - this isn't a client A vs. client B topic, it's me trying to work out how to get a good solid download from uTorrent.Any help would be appreciated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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