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Downloads appear to speed up but really stop
#1
I have been using Vuze for a very long time.  I have it in the basic mode as I am not very technical.  Recently I have noticed that after about 15 minutes, or if I switch to my browser, the download speed goes way up on the screen but it is not really downloading.  As soon as I go back to Vuze the download speed crashes all the way to 0 and then starts again.   I made sure my computer is not going to sleep, I have turned all that off.

Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this?  It is annoying as I have to touch my computer every 15 minutes to get anything to work.
#2
When you say 'the download speed goes way up on the screen', what speed display are you referring to? Tools->Statistics: Activity ?

There's no way I can imagine that Vuze is reporting bytes being download over the network but then not 'really downloading' (by which I assume you mean that download completion isn't increasing) - the only case that Vuze discards data is if it fails hash checking, or possibly if you have a hard disk error, although if your disk were failing the download would enter an 'error' state and stop downloading.

Perhaps you could post a screenshot?
 
#3
My normal download speed as reported at the bottom of my Vuze window as well as next to the file downloading is about 500kB/s.  It fluxuates a little from there depending on the file.  In the case of the one I tookd a screen shot of it has leveled between 500-800.  When I came back to my computer it showed 31MB/s.  Not kB/s, but MB/s.  As soon as I looked at the window though it went down to 4kB/s and then climbed back to 700kB/s.

I went back out and waited a little bit and it climbed back up over 1.6MB/s.  I took a screen shot of that.  As soon as I took the screen shot it went down to 400.

The problem is when it says 30MB/s and 2 minutes left it is not actually doing anything.  At that pace the percentage should be climbing a lot quicker but it is not climbing at all.  Not sure why.
 

 


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#4
Just to add a bit more detail to this, it appears that the Vuze speed goes way up any time the Vuze window is not up front and active on my computer.  I took 3 screen shots, within seconds of each other, to show the speed way up and then crashing back down.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

 

 

 


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