XP Pro (SP1) / 3.46 GHz processor / 2GB of RAM
I have been uising WinMX for several years now, and it has always used all my memory whenever I have used it. The task manager always shows 100% CPU usage by WinMX.exe. When I am using the program, periodically (often enough to be pretty annoying) WinMX will freeze up (meaning Not Responding) generally for 30 seconds to a minute, during which I may or may not be able to do anything else with the computer. When it comes back from this the P= and S= in the title bar always show 0 for a moment. I don't have any other programs open when I use WinMX. I have the latest patch. I usually use a primary connection, although I have tried secondary connection--that doesn't help. I have tried adjusting allocated bandwidth and the bandwidth throttle. The thing I really don't understand is, this happens from the moment I open the program, even if I don't connect to the network. I could have WinMX open but not connected and it will still use all my memory all day lol. I have always just dealt with this problem as best I could, but just in the last couple of days it got way worse. Now WinMX freezes for like 5 minutes at a time, then gives me a few seconds to do something before freezing for another 5 minutes! It's impossible to get anything accomplished. Any ideas?