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ultrapeer on limewire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:07 am
by browZer-911
i only occasionally use limewire but when it goes into ultrapeer mode it uses 100% of my cpu, in peer mode normally it uses at a guess 1% why is this and does everyone else's do it?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:27 am
by lordpake
AFAIK it should not take 100% of CPU power when in ultrapeer mode. Make sure you got the latest version of both Limewire and Sun Java runtime environment.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:18 pm
by Digital_Freedom
It goes from 1% to 100%? I agree that the ultrapeer mode should not do that. Most computers I have seen run Limewire at more than 1% cpu power. So your doing good here.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:32 pm
by hemi426
That problem was once extremely common during the early decentralized-P2P days (2000-2002), and was usually caused by a conflict with the installed software firewall, most notably Zone Alarm. Switching to another firewall would usually solve the problem.

Since the software firewall analyzes every packet coming and going from the computer, and must work a lot harder when in Ultrapeer mode, sometimes a P2P-incompatible firewall just can't handle all the connections required, and goes into a tailspin.

The firewall developers now design their products with P2P networks in mind, and so this seems to be a rare problem these days with modern versions of firewalls, but it's still possible.