Hi. Ive used shadows for some time. I recently brought a new pc, athlon 64 processor all the bells and whistles. First off after clean installing, I did *every* available windows update. So I cant say if it was or would of been ok before, but Im getting disconnections.
I have normal 2mb adsl connection over copper line. If had the telecoms people out to these disconnects twice so far thinking something was wrong with my connection. I get a complete disconnect of my internet connection, then within a few seconds, the modem can redial and conect succesfully without any problems.
At first I thought it might be my usb adsl modem, so I went out and brought a new wireless router, but the problem still remained. Anything from an hour to a few hours, it would disconnect, and repeat.
Well, last night I closed all torrents, and left just my pc running as usual. It went almost 24 hours without a disconnect, so I kicked up a couple of torrents and bang, within 30 mins, a disconnect. Ive now turned off the torrents and I'll check again in about 8 hours if I have another.
Im pretty sure now that bit torrents or this client is causing my discconnects. The funny thing is, since this first started happening a few weeks ago, its gotten worse. It was only one or two a day, but now its more like 10 a day, which is really strange becuase I have applied no updates or changed the client in anyway, except for altering the port range to allow me to use a certain tracker?? Dunno if that means anything to you?
Also, I have no freezing.. I used to on my old pc with torrents that were open for a long time, or having several torrents open, I think this was a memory issue, as my pagefile used to goto like 2gb while they were open and drop once the torrents were closed.
If I dont get a disconnect in the next 8 hours, I'll try a different client, and see what happens then.
Very wierd by all accounts wouldnt you say...