nark Posted December 30, 2005 Report Share Posted December 30, 2005 Hi guys, I am having weird problems with utorrent. Here are my system specs:amd 64 3000+ skt 754chaintech vnf3-250 motherboard1 GB OCZ pc3200 and 512 MB Mushkin memory3x200 gig hdd, 1 hitachi, 1 SG, 1 WDRocketraid IDE ATA100 controllerWindows XP SP2SpeedStream 802.11B USB 2.0 wifi cardDlink DI-614+ routerZonealarm firewallThe problem started after the following changes were made to the system:Loaded windows xp with SP 2 (need it for VS 2005, Damn you Microsoft)Loaded the SP2 patch to fix the number of new connections from 10 and put it to the highest value possible, which is around 600,000 or so (patch found somewhere on this site)In utorrent, checked the "Pre-allocate Disk Space" which is located in Preferences->Torrent Options.I have 20 Torrents loaded up and having the following settings in utorrent:Global maximum upload rate: 10 KBGlobal maximum number of connections: 2000Maximum number of connected peers per torrent: 500Number of upload slots per torrent: 4The problem is that after a few minutes, my mouse starts to lag and the CPU spikes to 100% or so and stays there. I tried closing utorrent and this action in itself took a long time, a few minutes for the utorrent icon to disappear from the start menu. However, the mouse continues to lag and looking at Task Manager, it shows that the utorrent process is still running and using about 5.5 MB of memory. However, under CPU column it shows for the utorrent task that the CPU usage is 0% even though the CPU usage on the bottom shows 99-100%. Very weird. I try to end the process and it takes a long time for it to disappear, about 3 minutes or so. After the process disappears everything goes back to normal.I tried removing utorrent but I cant find the folder for it. It does not appear under Program Files and a search reveals nothing. I removed the icon that I use to launch utorrent and then I downloaded utorrent again. Samething occurs. I've even shutdown zonealarm and that didn't help. I've stopped the downloading and seeding of torrents and that DID WORK!!! So I don't know what to figure, whether it is some corrupted torrent or utorrent itself is corrupted. I will try and stop each torrent at a time. Is there a certain limit on the number of torrents that I can download?My question is three fold:What can possibly be causing this problem?What can I do to fix this problem? Is it possible to remove utorrent completely somehow? Perhaps certain registry items need to be removed?If this problem is not fixable, where does utorrent store torrent information so that I can try and use another program and see if the problem still occurs. I would like to keep my downloaded information.edit: sorry, I forgot, I also added a few more torrents. That might be the cause, I will check. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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