๐Ÿž Battle.net download throttling bug

I was told to move this to the bug report forum.

I tried to see if I had the same issue and I donโ€™t :confused: you doing something specific?

Repro:

  1. Uninstall Hearthstone if you have it installed. (It is the smallest game to download)
  2. Set your Network Bandwidth/ latest update limit to 1000 kb (1mb/s).
  3. Start downloading hearthstone.
  4. Note the CPU usage of Agent.exe.
  • On my machine it reports around 12%. I have an 8 core cpu (4 hyperthreaded), so 100% / 8 = 12%. It is pegging a single core.
  1. while hearthstone is slowly downloading at 1MB/s change the limit back to 0 kb (unlimited).
  2. Note the CPU usage of Agent.exe
  • On my machine it drops to about 1%, and the cpu fan becomes quiet (which is why I noticed the problem in the first place).

I would be very surprised if someone else doesnโ€™t experience the same thing. I have reproduced this behavior on three different machines.

Same here. I am updating my COD MW.
In the night time, cpu fans are making white noises because of the update agent that takes about 30% CPU usage ( i5 - 4690 )โ€ฆ
The CPU usage goes down to less than 6% as soon as I set download speed limit to 0.

Yeah, this is really irritating. I show a fairly slow connection so I have to throttle downloads for the sake of others, so Iโ€™m running 30%+ usage for days on end. Torrent programs donโ€™t do this when throttled, wish Blizzard would address the fact the app does.

Im having the same problem. but I did not know that it was the throttling. I thought battle.net just did this while downloading a game. I have not installed Battle.net in years. As soon as I set the values back to zero for unlimited, no problem.

So I sat my MSI GL65-9SD on full fan speed all the way through 30GB of World of Warcraft at 3000 kb as we have a few people on a single connectionโ€ฆ

Back to leaving it on over night when the full 7500 kb speed is avaliable if I want to play a new game.