utorrent stress out my Unibody MBP CPU

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  1. kurenaiz macrumors member

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    I'm downloading only one file and have no other task going.

    In the general tab, it says "Activity: Downloading, 8 of 9 seeds, 4 of 49 peers," and I'm getting a speed of around 50 kB/s.

    The problem is that my CPU temp is over 70 degree celsius.

    I have no other program running, and in activity monitor, it said that utorrent use CPU of about 100.

    All my softwares are current version.
     
  2. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    uTorrent is great on Windows, but it's in beta on OSX, so probably that's why...

    Try Transmission.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Try using another torrent client such as Vuze or Transmission and see if you get the same results.
     
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  5. Grimbo macrumors member

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    Yeah Transmission is awesome, and some private trackers (if you use them) don't allow you to download from uTorrent Beta.
     
  6. kurenaiz thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried to check around and found out that it is on this single torrent that seems to stress my CPU.

    Downloading other torrent files from the same tracker seems to be normal.

    What can go wrong here?
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    whats the torrent? if its big thats possible.
     
  8. kurenaiz thread starter macrumors member

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    It's about 1 GB, an average size I normally download.
     
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Its either:

    A) Got too many trackers
    B) iWork '09 with Trojan
     
  10. kurenaiz thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using a private tracker, so A shouldn't be a problem. It's not too many peers also.

    For B, I haven't install iWork '09.

    Restarting utorrent doesn't work.

    But restarting the computer works. Now utorrent doesn't stress my CPU anymore, and I'm downloading at the same speed, the same file. This is weird. :confused::confused:
     
  11. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    I've always used Tomato Torrent. It's very straight forward and it's currently using 2.5% cpu on 7 threads downloading 2 files.
     
  12. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I think transmission is the best. It is usually very stable, and doesn't use up too much CPU even when I'm seeding 170+ torrents.
     
  13. kurenaiz thread starter macrumors member

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    Here it goes again....

    My cpu is now back at 70 Celsius

    I have tried transmission, but it doesn't work well with my tracker. Or maybe it's the peers.
     
  14. eldy macrumors 6502

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    Select all your torrents and restart them. That brings my CPU utilization back to normal until the program decides to hog it again.
     
  15. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    This. Best Mac torrent software out there.
     

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