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I'm experiencing speed drops on certain torrents. When downloading from the OpenOffice.org, Slackware Linux, or Ubuntu Linux torrents specified in the SLOW TRANSFER SPEEDS post, everything works fine, and I reach over 1MBps, but some other torrents won't get passed 50-60kBps, and will often randomly drop all the way down to .5-2kBps, fluctuating in between. When I run a torrent that runs fine then startup one of the problematic torrents, it affects the speed of both of the downloads, occasionally bringing them both down to the .5-2kBps range. This also affects the rest of my internet connection. Using cmd.exe ping google.com -t as sort of a benchmark for whats going on, this is what it looks like when the download speeds drop, and I'd say it happens once or twice a minute:

Reply from bytes=32 time=671ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=557ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=609ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=709ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=728ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=669ms TTL=55

Request timed out.

General failure.

General failure.

General failure.

Reply from bytes=32 time=105ms TTL=55

Reply from bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=55

Could I get someone to elaborate on this comment from the SLOW TRANSFER SPEEDS post?

"(If any of them run quickly, then the problems you're experiencing likely lie only with the swarm)"

It's definitely not something I experience with all torrents, but a good number of them.

I've tried everything in the IF YOU HAVE SPEED ISSUES READ HERE FIRST post except for patching TCPIP.sys. I'm using Windows 7, and before udpating my lan driver, I was getting IRQL_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL BSOD's instead of the connection drops. I'm open to the idea that it could be a hardware/driver problem, but I'd like to hear other possible solutions as well. I've also ran the Glasnost ISP throttling test, and I pass it fine.

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