Also posted this in the Tech forum but I think that was the wrong place:
Started off using the original bittorrent program. never had a problem, never had CPU slowdown. always worked well. Then this site said I needed a program that did something - I cant remember what -, so I upgraded to Azureus. Used that for a while, worked ok, has a nice interface and nice features, but caused MASSIVE ammounts of cpu slowdowns while downloading. Since then ive been using BitComet. I like this program a lot better, but I find there is still a lot of CPU slowdown. Cant listen to music on the computer while BitComet is open, sound gets distorted. Also, the downloads in the original bittorrent were fast. Azureus and BitComet RARELY if ever get me downloads above 100k/s (let alone 40k/s) where as 100+ was always normal on old bittorrent program.
Anyone have any reccomendations on how I can cure this cpu lag, and/or are there any other applications that have some kind of download accelerator or have the ability to pick a seed that doesnt suck?
my mouse is jumping all over the place right now when I download top gear. really freakin annoying!!
Any help is appreciated,
System running med-high bandwidth cable,
2x80gb HD with plenty of space
all other specs are pretty high but meaningless I assume.