skar Posted September 5, 2011 Report Share Posted September 5, 2011 From FAQ:What are µTorrent's system requirements?Very low! µTorrent is designed to consume as few resources as possible to avoid impacting your computer use. µTorrent will work on Windows XP and up, including Windows 7. The Mac version supports OS X 10.5 and up.Runing windows 7 x64, 4GB RAM, uTorrent 2.2.1. Simultaneously seeding only about a hundred torrents, being active usually 10-15 torrents at a time. With default settings in uTorrent my i5 becomes unresponsive! uTorrent hogs all 4 GB of my RAM (if weather is good then it will take only 3.5GB) thus forcing the system to use swap for any other operation - how responsive can a computer be when all it does is in the swap?That said I can't even open a notepad without drinking a cup of tea, isn't utorrent supposed to consume only little resources as to not impact other apps? Why did I have to go in and restrain it manually to use less resources?Set its buffer to 512MB now, without any productivity apps open I have only 30% RAM occupied vs 100% when it is on auto.In other words your auto buffer handler is faulty and hogs to many resources.P.S.: the usual transfer rates are at about 1-4MBps but can sometimes go up to 10MBps and with that the hdd has to also provide swap for every app that is not uTorrent. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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