The fastest BitTorrent client: BitTyrant

15 09 2007


BitTyrant is a modification for Azureus that, unlike other clients, selects only the peers to connect with that will return the greatest download/upload rate, this has made downloads up to 70% faster than with a regular client.

There is, however, a lot of controversy with this client. Many people believe that it will hurt overall download speed and bittorrent as a whole by only connecting to selected peers, which would leave others in the dust. Though I’d say there’s no harm done as long as you do a bit more seeding than usual. That said, it’s probably best you only use it for painfully slow torrents. Read through the links, FAQ, and papers they provide to decide whether it’s right for you.

BitTyrant

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Wiki of the Week

4 08 2007

hey we’re back with a new segment “Wiki of the week” a great link to a wiki sit. this week its from WikiHow. And this is possibly the most in-depth guide to overclocking your computer i’ve come across, apart from overclock.net tutorials.

How to Overclock A PC from WikiHow





Speed up an older system with Ram Idle LE

15 07 2007

TweakNow offers Ram Idle LE, a freeware application that optimizes older systems by freeing up RAM. As the website explains:

RAM Idle LE is a smart memory management program that will keep your computer running more efficiently, faster, and longer. The program’s intelligently manages the free RAM that is available to Windows, and prevents your computer from running progressively slower over time.

For older machines that are running low on system resources, this program is essential. While not initially, I noticed a huge performance boost on my 600Mhz laptop with 128 MB of RAM. Plus the tray Icon is really handy since it displays free RAM and CPU usage.

RAM Idle LE