100% CPU usage with bittorrent

azndelite6983

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Running a P4 2.8B oc'd @ 3.06 on an asus p4g8x deluxe, which originally only recognizes up to a 3.06 GHz cpu in the BIOS. System runs fine at this setting but I cannot push it any higher without flashing the BIOS to inclue cpu's higher than 3.06, which then gives me 100% cpu usage while running Shadow's BitTorrent client on WinXP Pro SP1. Ideas or suggestions?
 

elkinm

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This happens to me when I have a corrupt download which is extremely rare and may involve a crash of some kind. Try pinpointing the specific file if you can and then try downloading it to a different file name and see if it works better.

What client are you using?
 

azndelite6983

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100% cpu usage while running Shadow's BitTorrent client on WinXP Pro SP1

I don't think it's the file. It happens on any file, but I know it's bittorrent because I've tested everything else running. Something in the new asus BIOS for the p4g8x causes it, which is kinda pissin me off cuz I can't oc my cpu past that 3.06 mark (also the new BIOS contains better agp card margins so i can oc my 5900xt a little more).

Anyone else with an asus mobo have this problem?
 

rh71

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bug in the client... grab the latest or another one... happened to me before with the client that allows bandwidth throttling. I went to Azureus and it's great.
 

parkbench

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I have an asus mobo and i've had this problem before. Since switching to Azureus months ago, it works fine. I haven't tried the latest versions as Azureus switched codebases awhile back and I didn't want to lose bittorrent again. Are the new versions safe to use against this bug?
 

azndelite6983

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Most helpful post yet, parkbench. Which client were you using when you had the problem? I'm using the newest version of Shadow's Experimental.

Basically I need a client where I can control the upload speed to limit my bandwidth use. Can azureus do that?
 

suklee

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Originally posted by: azndelite6983
Most helpful post yet, parkbench. Which client were you using when you had the problem? I'm using the newest version of Shadow's Experimental.

Basically I need a client where I can control the upload speed to limit my bandwidth use. Can azureus do that?

Yup, sure can.
 

azndelite6983

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On a related note and not wanting to start a new thread, I have tried running azureus and ran into a java problem. I did not have java previously installed, and when i ran azureus for the first time it took me to a download page for the java runtime environment, which i then installed (100 mb yikes!) Then when I tried to run azureus it gave me an error that it was conflicting with the java.

So right now I am using torrentstorm, but I notice that almost all of the other clients, including torrentstorm, are based on shadow's, thus they would probably give me the same cpu usage problem.

Does anyone know of any clients other than azureus (unless you know how to get that working) that are NOT based on shadow's?
 

parkbench

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i don't remember downloading a 100mb file for java, that seems a little too big although i might be completely wrong.

anyway, i'm so glad i didn't upgrade way back when.. if you're interested, i'm using azureus version 2.0.6.0. But you should know that I have an Asus A7N8X (AMD cpu) so I suppose it's possible that it may or may not work for you. good luck
 

azndelite6983

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The java install was 100+ mb. It was some kind of web install, so I'm not sure what it actually downloaded.

I appreciate the offer. Perhaps it would be better that I just leave it alone for now, since my comp runs great and taking it past 3.06 would probably give me higher temps than I would like, esp if this cpu has to last me until near the end of the year.

Thanks again man.
 

Cheetah8799

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When you installed Azureus, did you follow their instructions:
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/howto_win.php


The Java JRE is here

Personally I always install the latest Java JRE on any system I build. Saves time and hassle later. I downloaded the offline installation pack and keep it on cd for future use.

Yesterday I did the auto update of Azureus to 2.1.0.0 and it worked fine for me on a XP system w/ SP1 and all updates.