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well only 2 seeds isn't much. and it mainly depends on how high they have their upload speed set. i just solved my slow download speeds by raising the upload speed. (whodathunkit. XD). i mean i'm no expert, but i know enough to know that you are obviously dling a fairly large file and only 2 seeds aren't gonna cut it for ya. i suggest wading it out to see if more will seed. if not check more sites for more seeds to add. anyways goodluck. =>

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Well that's what I'm saying. There's over 1300--1500 now--seeds in the swarm, and I'm only connecting to two of them. I think I'm asking if there's a way to increase the number of seeders I'm connecting to, instead of just settling on the two that connected automcatically instead of just sitting around and waiting the 12 weeks to a year.

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So seed = 2 (1319) and peers = 23 (27955).

For every seed, there are over 20 peers.

You connected to 2 seeds that probably have LOTS of peers to connect to!

So the seeds quickly fill up with peers and won't allow any more.

Worse, if they're connected to say 50 peers...they may be uploading very slowly to many of them or not uploading at all to many of them (at least for long intervals).

Lastly, those seed/peer numbers may not be real...right-click on the torrent, advanced, clear peer list. By next tracker update you'll get a NEW list of peers/seeds to connect to and not be saddled with retrying old+dead ips.

Another thing...what is your UPLOAD doing at this time?

Peers will generally upload the most to the peers that upload the most to them.

Is your upload speed staying at the max you set it?

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I have the exact same problem here. have already tried everything i could find here at uttorent.com

If the torrent has lots of peers and seeds (i mean LOTS) download and upload max out. (download 340kB/s avg. and upload 37kB/s avg. (thats all my connection can deal with))

but when I am downloading some torrents with few, it starts well but suddenly it starts to crash the connection and after 1 day it wont go faster than 20kB/s download and 10kB/s upload.

High now I am trying a torrent that is happening this. availavility uses to be averaging 15. I have downloaded torrents with availability at 3... 5 at max and it would max out speeds anyway.

Yesterday I gave my last try: Thinking about it I thought this started when I upgraded to the new beta version last week. so I downgraded back to 1.8.5. Same thing!

Something got my attention that here at the forum I saw that net.max_halfopen is default 8 and it is useless to set it higher than that, some cases lower actually helps. BUT my 2.0 Beta utorrent had 100 set to default!!

I hope we can fix it :/

EDIT: now availability is 15 as some peers finished downloading or close to finish. I restarted computer and disabled DHT for the specific torrent and after a few minutes my speeds ar nearly maxed out but it crashes really often. it stays down, averaging UL speeds at 25kB/s (which is much better already) and DL 15kB/s then often suddenly it goes faster, sometimes max, for only some seconds. When the speed crashes all peers and seeds disconnect. Hm, and if it helps, while utorrent is downloading this specific torrent web surfing (firefox) is CRAP slow. and closing firefox does no help for utorrent.

Hm, should I add the info required at this link >>http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=15992<< as I saw on other threads or not, i d k cuz it is not originally my thread... should I create a new thread?

EDIT2: lol ok I wont edit anymore. just to say that after about 15 minutes it is already 70% the way to the total crap it was b4 restarting.

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Braille Operatic,

If you're not getting max upload speed despite 10+ connected peers and you have something they want (meaning you're not on 0%) then something is indeed wrong with your end. It's still possibly the ISP, but more likely it's just a screwed-up computer...or serious bugs in whatever uTorrent version you're running.

1st link in my signature, very bottom...do a Process Explorer log. I'm hoping to spot a non-Microsoft DLL crippling uTorrent.exe


I'm not particular...post here or make a new thread. :P

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Alright, here's the log--in it's entirety, didn't know if you wanted the whole thing or the parts specific to utorrent:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 86.75

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 0.76 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4 0.76

smss.exe 448

csrss.exe 580

wininit.exe 632

avgchsvx.exe 656

avgrsx.exe 664

avgcsrvx.exe 776

services.exe 696

svchost.exe 1168

ehmsas.exe 4500 Media Center Media Status Aggregator Service Microsoft Corporation

igfxsrvc.exe 5504 igfxsrvc Module Intel Corporation

nvvsvc.exe 1216

rundll32.exe 1796

svchost.exe 1248

svchost.exe 1388

audiodg.exe 1580

svchost.exe 1444

wlanext.exe 368

WUDFHost.exe 3352

dwm.exe 3912 3.80 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1468

taskeng.exe 2784

taskeng.exe 3844 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

wuauclt.exe 4428 Windows Update Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1604

SLsvc.exe 1628

svchost.exe 1728

DockLogin.exe 1836

svchost.exe 1944

spoolsv.exe 800


svchost.exe 1980

avgwdsvc.exe 2452

avgnsx.exe 3044

mDNSResponder.exe 2472

svchost.exe 2600

svchost.exe 2700

svchost.exe 2732

SearchIndexer.exe 2776

SearchProtocolHost.exe 6996

SearchFilterHost.exe 6388

avgemc.exe 2980

avgcsrvx.exe 3280

AluSchedulerSvc.exe 3572

wmpnetwk.exe 4404

SteamService.exe 4716

symlcsvc.exe 4564

comHost.exe 7480

svchost.exe 7580 0.76

lsass.exe 716

lsm.exe 732

csrss.exe 644

winlogon.exe 824

explorer.exe 4024 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

RtHDVCpl.exe 3184 HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor

GoogleDesktop.exe 3500 Google Desktop Google

DataSafeOnline.exe 3588 DataSafeOnline

jusched.exe 2316 Java Platform SE binary Sun Microsystems, Inc.

rundll32.exe 3972 Windows host process (Rundll32) Microsoft Corporation

GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe 2612 GoogleToolbarNotifier Google Inc.

ehtray.exe 3824 Media Center Tray Applet Microsoft Corporation

daemon.exe 1588 DAEMON Tools Lite DT Soft Ltd

steam.exe 2460 Steam 732897 Valve Corporation

btdna.exe 1344 DNA BitTorrent, Inc.

PMB.exe 3324 Pando Media Booster

Skype.exe 2124 Skype Skype Technologies S.A.

skypePM.exe 5224 Skype Extras Manager Skype Technologies

LimeWire.exe 4104 3.80 LimeWire Lime Wire, LLC

MagicDisc.exe 4168 MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager MagicISO, Inc.

ONENOTEM.EXE 4188 Microsoft Office OneNote Quick Launcher Microsoft Corporation

wmpnscfg.exe 4264 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application Microsoft Corporation

firefox.exe 3116 3.04 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

procexp.exe 8056 0.76 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

DellDock.exe 2380 Dell Dock Stardock Corporation

conime.exe 3120 Console IME Microsoft Corporation

CCSVCHST.EXE 3476 Symantec Service Framework Symantec Corporation

uTorrent.exe 6156 µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

avgtray.exe 4288 AVG Tray Monitor AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 6156

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ACTXPRXY.DLL ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

apphelp.dll Application Compatibility Client Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

AppMgr32.dll Symantec Application Core Manager Symantec Corporation

avgrsstx.dll AVG Resident Shield Starter AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

browseui.dll Shell Browser UI Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

buShell.dll Backup Shell Symantec Corporation

buUI.loc BU UI Symantec Corporation

ccIPC.dll Symantec ccIPC Engine Symantec Corporation

ccL70U.dll Symantec Library Symantec Corporation

ccSet.dll Symantec Settings Manager Engine Symantec Corporation

ccVrTrst.dll Symantec Trust Validation Engine Symantec Corporation

CLBCatQ.DLL COM+ Configuration Catalog Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.6931.18000

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.10.6001.18000

comctl32.dll.mui User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.10.6001.18000

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

Crypt32.dll Crypto API32 Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc.DLL DHCP Client Service Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc6.DLL DHCPv6 Client Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

DnsApi.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

DUser.dll Windows DirectUser Engine Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

duser.dll.mui Windows DirectUser Engine Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

FirewallAPI.dll Windows Firewall API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18159

ieframe.dll Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation 8.0.6001.18882

ieframe.dll.mui Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation 8.0.6001.18702

iertutil.dll Run time utility for Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation 8.0.6001.18882

imagehlp.dll Windows NT Image Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

imageres.dll Windows Image Resource Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

imageres.dll.mui Windows Image Resource Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

IMM32.DLL Multi-User Windows IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18215

kernel32.dll.mui Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000



LPK.DLL Language Pack Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

mdnsNSP.dll Bonjour Namespace Provider Apple Computer, Inc.

MSASN1.dll ASN.1 Runtime APIs Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18326

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

msctf.dll.mui MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

MSVCP80.dll Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library Microsoft Corporation 8.0.50727.4053

MSVCR80.dll Microsoft® C Runtime Library Microsoft Corporation 8.0.50727.4053

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.18000

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

napinsp.dll E-mail Naming Shim Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

NLAapi.dll Network Location Awareness 2 Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

npmproxy.dll Network List Manager Proxy Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

NSI.dll NSI User-mode interface DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

NTMARTA.DLL Windows NT MARTA provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

OLEACC.dll Active Accessibility Core Component Microsoft Corporation 4.2.5406.0

oleaccrc.dll Active Accessibility Resource DLL Microsoft Corporation 4.2.5406.0

oleaut32.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

pnrpnsp.dll PNRP Name Space Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

PROPSYS.dll Microsoft Property System Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.16503

PSAPI.DLL Process Status Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386


rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18247

rsaenh.dll Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

SAMLIB.dll SAM Library DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18272

SETUPAPI.dll Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

setupapi.dll.mui Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18167

shell32.dll.mui Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

shfolder.dll Shell Folder Service Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

tiptsf.dll Tablet PC Input Panel Text Services Framework Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

urlmon.dll OLE32 Extensions for Win32 Microsoft Corporation 8.0.6001.18882

urlmon.dll.mui OLE32 Extensions for Win32 Microsoft Corporation 8.0.6001.18702

USER32.dll Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

user32.dll.mui Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

USERENV.dll Userenv Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

USP10.dll Uniscribe Unicode script processor Microsoft Corporation 1.626.6001.18000

uTorrent.exe µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WindowsCodecs.dll Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18131

WINMM.dll MCI API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WINNSI.DLL Network Store Information RPC interface Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

WinTrust.dll Microsoft Trust Verification APIs Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

wship6.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv6) Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

wshtcpip.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4) Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WSOCK32.dll Windows Socket 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

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