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Author Topic: Process Tamer affecting Internet connection?  (Read 3690 times)

Centauri27

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Process Tamer affecting Internet connection?
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:13:44 PM »
The following are just seat-of-the-pants observations right now...

I've been using PT for a while and I've noticed that when an app is tamed/untamed while it's downloading a large file,  the download speed appears to fluctuate up and down quite a bit. I use Net Meter and I can see  the download speed and consistency. A solid red band indicates a smooth download, while spiky lines shows d/l speeds going up and down. It's this latter that I usually see when P/T kicks in.

I know it's only circumstantial evidence so far. I have since disabled P/T and I haven't noticed any "spiky" downloads yet.

Has anyone else observed similar behaviour?

Mouser, can the process of jacking up/down an app's priority cause connection speeds to vary?

Many thanks.
Carl

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Re: Process Tamer affecting Internet connection?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005, 04:55:43 PM »
are you asking if changing an app's priority could change the internet connection speed of that individual app?
it's possible that it might i guess, if its a very cpu/bandwidth intensive download or upload..
it certainly shouldn't effect the internet connection of any other program - at least it shouldn't make it worse.

i use pt to tame website watcher all the time when it does tons of internet traffic.. never noticed anything unpleasent though i have no idea if it's slowing down the connection.