Originally Posted by CarolinaKSU
I tried the release candidate and it was pretty good I thought except for one thing: it severely hampers torrenting speeds by limited the half-open tcp limit. SP2 without the TCP/IP patch also did this. When using utorrent, the torrents would download fine, but would cause the rest of the network to lag like crazy. And since the patch that frees up the half-open tcp limit only works with SP2, I wont update til the patch will unlock the limit on SP3 too..
i actually have a dedicated XP torrent rig - despite what people claim, i easily hit the 25 limit in vista ultimate... with firefox alone. Once i do, either the net crawls to a half, or various programs just die (MSN for example, wont sign in for an hour or so unless i restart the PC)
25 connections doesnt mean much if you have 10 tabs open and restart the PC, and you hit restore session in firefox...