villiansv Posted April 25, 2007 Report Share Posted April 25, 2007 Here's the problem. It happens on big torrents only (e.g. a linux ISO file). As the download progresses, my free RAM goes down from ~500MB to 3-4MB (yes), accompanied with a horrible slowdown of windows. At that point the hard disk does something and I get ~80MB free, then it goes down to 0 again. If I stop the torrent, the RAM returns in ~30 seconds (as in, I suddenly get ~400MB of free RAM). The task manager shows no abnormal memory usage by utorrent.exe, or any other process. This happens with the latest official build (1.6.1) and the latest beta. In my experience, BitComet doesn't have this problem, but I think it's because it bypasses the Windows file cache. My understanding (from several posts on these forums) is that this is the fault of the Windows file cache. So are there any plans to fix that? I understand that it's not the programmers' fault, but when you boast of having the leanest and meanest torrent client, such RAM usage is a no-no and a workaround is necessary. I would like to continue using uTorrent, but this bug (for lack of a better word) is a showstopper.I'm using XP Professional, fully updated, tcpip.sys patched for max halfopen connections, and am not running any of the conflicting software listed in the FAQ. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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