Windows only: Did you realise Windows only allows 10 outbound connection attempts at a time? A simple patching utility can fix the problem and speed up your BitTorrent downloads.
Microsoft first introduced these limits into Windows as a way to stop the spread of viruses and worms—because they try and connect to thousands of addresses at a time looking for security holes. What ended up happening instead is a restriction on your BitTorrent downloads, especially from busy torrents where your machine may need to connect to plenty of other systems at once.
This utility does its magic by patching a critical system file, so readers should proceed with plenty of caution—but it might be worth a look as a way to speed up your BitTorrent downloads.
Half-open limit fix is a free download, Windows only. If the whole BitTorrent scene has you confused, check out our top 10 BitTorrent tips and tricks.