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Issue Resolved thanks

Thanks for taking the time to help. I just finished trying all of the steps listed in the sticky "IF YOU HAVE SPEED ISSUES READ HERE FIRST" thread but so far haven't had any luck.

My issue is that the download speed is no where near the limit of my connection speed and most of the time my upload speed is nearly three times greater.

The guide said to list my specifications when asking for help so -

My network status light is green

Port checker says "OK! Port xxxxx is open and accepting connections."

Upload limit is 80% of the speed test result

net.max_halfopen is set to 8

Windows XP SP3, 2ghz Core 2 Duo (no 64 bit extensions), intel 945 chipset with 1gb ram

No security software active (does adaware count?)

Router is a ProCurve 7102dl

Here is the output of tasklist

smss.exe 488 Console 0 400 K

csrss.exe 572 Console 0 4,600 K

winlogon.exe 600 Console 0 5,764 K

services.exe 644 Console 0 3,768 K

lsass.exe 656 Console 0 8,116 K

ati2evxx.exe 824 Console 0 3,200 K

svchost.exe 840 Console 0 5,384 K

svchost.exe 892 Console 0 4,984 K

svchost.exe 1000 Console 0 21,476 K

btwdins.exe 1024 Console 0 2,440 K

svchost.exe 1084 Console 0 3,472 K

svchost.exe 1192 Console 0 4,976 K

aawservice.exe 1232 Console 0 1,324 K

ati2evxx.exe 1296 Console 0 4,428 K

spoolsv.exe 1440 Console 0 8,472 K

msdtc.exe 1632 Console 0 5,236 K

ACLIENT.EXE 1700 Console 0 1,832 K

AeXNSAgent.exe 1752 Console 0 3,700 K

agrsmsvc.exe 1772 Console 0 1,408 K

mDNSResponder.exe 1784 Console 0 2,948 K

dsNcService.exe 1820 Console 0 2,752 K

IAANTmon.exe 1928 Console 0 4,392 K

iviRegMgr.exe 1964 Console 0 2,296 K

oodag.exe 2008 Console 0 5,216 K

svchost.exe 204 Console 0 2,944 K

hpqwmiex.exe 380 Console 0 4,016 K

mqsvc.exe 456 Console 0 8,164 K

mqtgsvc.exe 1732 Console 0 3,992 K

explorer.exe 2064 Console 0 27,408 K

alg.exe 2504 Console 0 3,632 K

AGRSMMSG.exe 2724 Console 0 2,416 K

SynTPEnh.exe 2744 Console 0 5,012 K

QLBCTRL.exe 2780 Console 0 5,300 K

Scheduler.exe 2948 Console 0 9,276 K

AClntUsr.EXE 2960 Console 0 3,132 K

smax4pnp.exe 3104 Console 0 4,228 K

IAAnotif.exe 3160 Console 0 4,416 K

jusched.exe 3264 Console 0 2,256 K

ctfmon.exe 3340 Console 0 3,848 K

ISUSPM.exe 3368 Console 0 3,780 K

BTTray.exe 3500 Console 0 6,228 K

wmiprvse.exe 3520 Console 0 5,436 K

BTStackServer.exe 3792 Console 0 8,276 K

firefox.exe 252 Console 0 82,552 K

uTorrent.exe 2684 Console 0 38,488 K

notepad.exe 4032 Console 0 3,668 K

cmd.exe 3144 Console 0 2,752 K

tasklist.exe 2760 Console 0 4,324 K

wmiprvse.exe 3196 Console 0 5,772 K

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Thank you for going through research before reporting :D

What setting did you use for the Ctrl-G Speed Guide? Do you get at or near your advertised speeds when running a test torrent from http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/ ?

When you notice yourself on a swarm to which you are giving a proportionally large amount of your upload to and yet receiving little in return, what kinds of flags are you seeing on the peers in the Peers tab? When you are uploading it will show "U", and when someone is letting you download from them it will be "D"... I regularly see "IHEX UD" If you see alot of "K" or "S" then there still is some incompatibility with your settings and your connection.

That's a nifty output from tasklist but it doesn't give a tree view like Process Explorer does. I don't recognize the non windows related apps so forgive me for asking if you are running any "security software" or a bandwidth limiter or other firewall applications which may be interfering with your connection. Generally speaking downloads are not constant, but upload should be. If you switch to the Speed tab and scale back to 5 or 30 seconds you will see whether or not you are uploading consistently (you will see a straight horizontal line at or near your maximum set upload)... which means you are getting all you can from the peers which you are connected to.

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For the speed guide setting I originally chose the setting closest to my speed then went in and manually reduced the maximum upload rate to 80% of the true reported speed.

I forgot to mention that I did a test download of open office. I don't think it was fast enough to stress my connection so I deleted the copy of open office and started the torrent again plus a combination of 3 very popular torrents (I am Legend, 3 10 to Yuma and Superbad) for faster results which still showed the large upload/slow download speed.

The overwhelming majority of peers are some combination of ud ihxe with maybe three s and zero k

There is no security software or firewall.

The download speed is consistent for the most part. It usually runs at high speed for 30 seconds or longer without much change. Sometimes I see dips in speed but I attribute most of those to other network activity. The fastest sustained upload I have ever seen is only about 60% of my maximum upload capacity (though it usually runs much lower).

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 96.85

Interrupts n/a 0.78 Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 0.78 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 488 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 572 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 600 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 644 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 824 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

svchost.exe 840 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

wmiprvse.exe 3520 WMI Microsoft Corporation

BTStackServer.exe 3792 Bluetooth Stack COM Server Broadcom Corporation.

svchost.exe 892 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1000 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

btwdins.exe 1024 Bluetooth Support Server Broadcom Corporation.

svchost.exe 1084 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1192 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

aawservice.exe 1232 Ad-Aware 2007 Service Lavasoft AB

spoolsv.exe 1440 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

msdtc.exe 1632 MS DTC console program Microsoft Corporation

ACLIENT.EXE 1700 aclient Altiris, Inc.

AeXNSAgent.exe 1752 Altiris Agent Altiris, Inc.

agrsmsvc.exe 1772 Agere Soft Modem Call Progress Service Agere Systems

mDNSResponder.exe 1784 Bonjour Service Apple Inc.

dsNcService.exe 1820 Network Connect Service Juniper Networks

IAANTmon.exe 1928 RAID Monitor Intel Corporation

iviRegMgr.exe 1964 RegMgr Module InterVideo

oodag.exe 2008 O&O Defrag Agent (Win32) O&O Software GmbH

svchost.exe 204 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

hpqwmiex.exe 380 hpqwmiex Module Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

mqsvc.exe 456 Message Queuing Service Microsoft Corporation

mqtgsvc.exe 1732 Windows NT MSMQ Trigger Service Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 656 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 1296 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

explorer.exe 2064 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

AGRSMMSG.exe 2724 SoftModem Messaging Applet Agere Systems

SynTPEnh.exe 2744 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements Synaptics, Inc.

QLBCTRL.exe 2780 QLB Controller Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Scheduler.exe 2948 Scheduler

AClntUsr.EXE 2960 AClntUsr - AClient Interactive User Service

smax4pnp.exe 3104 SMax4PNP Analog Devices, Inc.

IAAnotif.exe 3160 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation

jusched.exe 3264 Java Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.

ctfmon.exe 3340 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

ISUSPM.exe 3368 Macrovision Software Manager Macrovision Corporation

BTTray.exe 3500 Bluetooth Tray Application Broadcom Corporation.

firefox.exe 252 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

procexp.exe 3040 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

uTorrent.exe 2684 1.56

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