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Conservative Settings Chart (Alternate Speed Guide for uTorrent)

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I guess I need to ask if the chart, as I have changed it, is typically understandable at 1024x768 with Internet Exploiter (Explorer) maximized...seeing as I have no intentions of putting I.E. on this computer.

Even if my suggestions are almost entirely scrapped, there are 2 that I feel cannot be ignored and need to be placed in uTorrent soon:

1.bells, whistles, sirens, glowing big red blinking letters if we have to...to express upload not download max!

2.The default setting when people forgot to enter any settings at all should be conservative...lest people think "ah, it doesn't NEED to be set for my connection, it runs 'great' without any!" -- but still good enough settings that they are decent seeders and get at least semi-decent download speeds in return.

Any setting higher than 1.5 megabits/sec really doesn't matter much at all. Although more and more people have lines that fast, generally these are the people who paid extra (for a premium, faster line) knowing what they want and hopefully what to expect. ...They won't be satisfied with standard specs and will tweak everything anyway. (Think overclockers that aren't nuts. :lol: )

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It's not really a matter of resolution -- it's a matter of the default forum skin having the disgusting fixed-width style. Just try viewing this thread while logged out, and you'll see what I mean :)

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okay, as I saw on this post, I ahvent a clue what to set my settings to. Im not a COMPLETE noobie at this, have been using torrents for a qhile, but needed to change client nd tweak my settings I think to get more optimal seettings.

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is my speed, can someone please help me?

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Start at, or manually apply the numbers corresponding to your upload speed under Preferences for number of torrents, connections per torrent and upload slots.

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superaki,

You have 1 megabit/second upload speed...so you plug the values in my chart for 1 megabits/second:

Upload Speed Limit: 92 KiloBYTES/second

Upload slots PER torrent: 6

Global Connections max: 200

Per-torrent Connection max: 60

Max active Torrents: 7

Max downloading Torrents: 5

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Just curious as I was just browsing the forums... For my Connection, I have a 4MB/1MB(Supposedly) Connection.

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So according to THIS (Threads) settings:

700 kilobits/second | 65 | 5 | 45 | 140 | 5 | 3 |

Should I use these or the ones that are given in the Speed Guide in uTorrent?

1 megabit /second | 0(I didn't limit it) | 5 | 100 | 450 | 5 | 4 |

Thanks.

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EDIT:

Actually when Ia m Uploading.. I do hit about 90kB/s, so dunno if that makes a difference...

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It's possible you can use the 1 Mbit since you've got 90 KiB upload but you shouldn't set the upload limit higher than you can sustain while ALSO downloading at your expected ~ 400 KiBps.

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@jewelisheaven: So basically use the Speed Guide's recommendation for 1Mbit upload? Or the one that is listed on the first post?

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Either would work. It's up to personal preference IMO what people use as their connections settings with > 512 Kbps upload. More than that, and as your upload increases so does the leeway for variability. The main condition you need to observe is the upload limit below the sustained limit you can output. If it's 90, increase it gradually until you notice your download decrease. Usually it manifests as a sudden decrease in throughput DOWN as the uploaded data and overhead hits the cap and there's no more bandwidth for download.

SOPs to be aware of, try to keep 3 KiBps / peer... so you appear as a more favourable peer.

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All rights, thanks for the tip, so it is never wise to NOT limit the Upload Limit? As I generally have it at 'Unlimited', unless I want to play games then I limit it down to 60kBps

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You're generally better off limiting the upload, even if just a little for more consistent performance.

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You can raise the limit higher than the Speed Guide suggests, in the alternative upload rate setting.

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@Switeck: I was just playing around with the table a bit in an attempt to decrease the overall width so that it stops being ugly on Opera or IE with the default forum skin (Kontrast)... So um, have a look-see, and feel free to replace the first post with the one you'd prefer *hint* *hint* xD

╔══════════════════╦════════════╦═══════════╦══════════╗

CONNECTION TYPEUPLOADCONNECTIONSMAX ACTIVE

║ (UPLOAD MAXIMUM) ║Limit │Slots║ Per │Glob.║Tor.│Down.║

╠══════════════════╬══════╪═════╬═════╪═════╬════╪═════╣

║ DEFAULT ║ 20│ 3║ 30│ 40║ 2│ 1║

║ Dial═up (28.8k) ║ 2│ 1║ 5│ 7║ 1│ 1║

║ Dial═up (56k) ║ 3│ 1║ 7│ 10║ 1│ 1║

║ Single ISDN (64k)║ 5│ 2║ 10│ 15║ 1│ 1║

║ Dual ISDN (128k) ║ 9│ 3║ 20│ 25║ 1│ 1║

║ 64 kbit/sec ║ 5│ 2║ 25│ 30║ 1│ 1║

║ 80 kbit/sec ║ 6│ 2║ 25│ 30║ 1│ 1║

║ 96 kbit/sec ║ 7│ 3║ 25│ 30║ 1│ 1║

║ 128 kbit/sec ║ 9│ 3║ 30│ 35║ 1│ 1║

║ 160 kbit/sec ║ 13│ 3║ 30│ 40║ 1│ 1║

║ 192 kbit/sec ║ 17│ 3║ 30│ 50║ 2│ 1║

║ 224 kbit/sec ║ 20│ 3║ 35│ 55║ 2│ 1║

║ 256 kbit/sec ║ 22│ 3║ 35│ 60║ 2│ 1║

║ 320 kbit/sec ║ 29│ 3║ 35│ 80║ 3│ 1║

║ 384 kbit/sec ║ 35│ 4║ 40│ 90║ 3│ 2║

║ 448 kbit/sec ║ 40│ 4║ 40│ 100║ 3│ 2║

║ 512 kbit/sec ║ 47│ 4║ 40│ 100║ 4│ 2║

║ 640 kbit/sec ║ 60│ 5║ 45│ 120║ 4│ 3║

║ 700 kbit/sec ║ 65│ 5║ 45│ 140║ 5│ 3║

║ 768 kbit/sec ║ 72│ 5║ 50│ 150║ 5│ 4║

║ 800 kbit/sec ║ 75│ 5║ 50│ 160║ 6│ 4║

║ 900 kbit/sec ║ 82│ 5║ 55│ 180║ 6│ 4║

║ 1 mbit/sec ║ 92│ 6║ 60│ 200║ 7│ 5║

║ 1.5 mbit/sec ║ 140│ 7║ 80│ 250║ 8│ 6║

║ 2 mbit/sec ║ 186│ 8║ 100│ 300║ 10│ 8║

║ 5 mbit/sec ║ 560│ 10║ 100│ 400║ 15│ 10║

║ 10 mbit/sec ║ 1120│ 20║ 100│ 500║ 20│ 15║

║ 20 mbit/sec ║ 2240│ 25║ 125│ 600║ 25│ 20║

║ 40 mbit/sec ║ 4480│ 28║ 140│ 700║ 30│ 20║

║ 50 mbit/sec ║ 5600│ 30║ 150│ 800║ 40│ 25║

║ 100 mbit/sec ║ 11200│ 40║ 200│ 1000║ 100│ 30║

║ 200 mbit/sec ║ 22400│ 40║ 200│ 1500║ 125│ 35║

║ 500 mbit/sec ║ 50000│ 50║ 250│ 2000║ 150│ 40║

║ 1 gbit/sec ║100000│ 60║ 300│ 5000║ 200│ 50║

╚══════════════════╩══════╧═════╩═════╧═════╩════╧═════╝

Red = Added Speed Settings!

.------------------------------------------------------.

| CONNECTION TYPE | UPLOAD |CONNECTIONS|MAX ACTIVE|

| (UPLOAD MAXIMUM) |Limit |Slots| Per |Glob.|Tor.|Down.|

|------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+----+-----|

| DEFAULT | 20| 3| 30| 40| 2| 1|

| Dial-up (28.8k) | 2| 1| 5| 7| 1| 1|

| Dial-up (56k) | 3| 1| 7| 10| 1| 1|

| Single ISDN (64k)| 5| 2| 10| 15| 1| 1|

| Dual ISDN (128k) | 9| 3| 20| 25| 1| 1|

| 64 kbit/sec | 5| 2| 25| 30| 1| 1|

| 80 kbit/sec | 6| 2| 25| 30| 1| 1|

| 96 kbit/sec | 7| 3| 25| 30| 1| 1|

| 128 kbit/sec | 9| 3| 30| 35| 1| 1|

| 160 kbit/sec | 13| 3| 30| 40| 1| 1|

| 192 kbit/sec | 17| 3| 30| 50| 2| 1|

| 224 kbit/sec | 20| 3| 35| 55| 2| 1|

| 256 kbit/sec | 22| 3| 35| 60| 2| 1|

| 320 kbit/sec | 29| 3| 35| 80| 3| 1|

| 384 kbit/sec | 35| 4| 40| 90| 3| 2|

| 448 kbit/sec | 40| 4| 40| 100| 3| 2|

| 512 kbit/sec | 47| 4| 40| 100| 4| 2|

| 640 kbit/sec | 60| 5| 45| 120| 4| 3|

| 700 kbit/sec | 65| 5| 45| 140| 5| 3|

| 768 kbit/sec | 72| 5| 50| 150| 5| 4|

| 800 kbit/sec | 75| 5| 50| 160| 6| 4|

| 900 kbit/sec | 82| 5| 55| 180| 6| 4|

| 1 mbit/sec | 92| 6| 60| 200| 7| 5|

| 1.5 mbit/sec | 140| 7| 80| 250| 8| 6|

| 2 mbit/sec | 186| 8| 100| 300| 10| 8|

| 5 mbit/sec | 560| 10| 100| 400| 15| 10|

| 10 mbit/sec | 1120| 20| 100| 500| 20| 15|

| 20 mbit/sec | 2240| 25| 125| 600| 25| 20|

| 40 mbit/sec | 4480| 28| 140| 700| 30| 20|

| 50 mbit/sec | 5600| 30| 150| 800| 40| 25|

| 100 mbit/sec | 11200| 40| 200| 1000| 100| 30|

| 200 mbit/sec | 22400| 40| 200| 1500| 125| 35|

| 500 mbit/sec | 50000| 50| 250| 2000| 150| 40|

| 1 gbit/sec |100000| 60| 300| 5000| 200| 50|

'------------------------------------------------------'

Red = Added Speed Settings!

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It doesn't line-up again with Radium forum skin :/ What is different between default forum skin? Is it the spacing when bold or just the fact they're not monospace fonts?

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Works perfectly fine on Radium. The fonts are monospace -- if you don't see it as such, then you're probably using some crappy monospace font that doesn't have fixed-width bolding (with respect to unbolded characters). I feel like I've mentioned this to you before too :o

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