Johnny5555 Posted May 11, 2008 Report Share Posted May 11, 2008 Recently I thought my OS might have gotten a bug or an attack or my ISP throttling p2p.My speed was completely down. So I called my ISP they checked and all was ok.I also did a FULL Windows re-installed (to be sure) xp sp2 corp and added the sp3 and other updates from M$ website.Right now all I have installed is WinXP SP2 updated to SP3 with other M$ updates, latest Java v1.6.0_05-b13 and latest firefox 220.127.116.11 and latest utorrent 1.7.7 stable not installed running standaloneI downloaded the 3 following torrent available right now:http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4182687/DELL_XP_MCE_SP3_ENG.ISOhttp://thepiratebay.org/tor/4182674/DELL_XP_HOME_SP3.ISOhttp://thepiratebay.org/tor/4182528/DELL_XP_PRO_SP3.ISOAfter letting them begin download for 5-10 min, I wanted to cut download speed to 1 KB/s for DELL_XP_PRO_SP3.ISO only. I noticed 2 things. When I did that, the other ones DELL_XP_MCE_SP3_ENG.ISO and DELL_XP_HOME_SP3.ISO were also going down completely (at this point DELL_XP_MCE_SP3_ENG.ISO only had 1 seeder and all others version had many seeders) and I noticed my browser firefox was totally slowed down too (maybe my imagination but when I closed utorrent or raise UL speed on that 1 torrent (XP Pro), instantly browser unjams and goes to webpage and speeds in utorrent were minimal both in UL and DL). When I raise the speed on that 1 torrent only (XP Pro) then all speeds on other torrents go up again. So you guys know, during my tests, global DL speed was set to limit at 250 KB/s and UL at 60 KB/s to avoid ISP DLSAM timeouts. Max speeds were reached when I did not limit that 1 torrent. Even when max speeds reached browser firefox works fine but not when speed is limited to 1 KB/s on that torrent.Weird? Did M$ do something with sp3 or latest updates? or is new version of firefox affected by utorrent? does v1.7.7 have a bug? Is it Java bug?One last thing I run utorrent as standalone in my drive M where my downloaded torrent are, not drive C, and I put a shortcut on my desktop on C drive Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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