I get an issue with graphics stutter when I run YouTube in the background, literally starts and stops as soon as I pause and play, but I imagine it is probably down to RAM or something?
I run the game on near max settings at probably close to 45+ FPS steady most of the time, just when I play Tube it dies.
youtube uses high quality video, your graphics card more then likely lowers you speeds because its decoding the video, for example i have a radeon hd 5850, gpu clock is set to 775 mhz while memory clock is set to 1125 mhz, if i play a youtube video my clocks lower to 400mhz / 900mhz this is suppost to happen because its decoding the video, etc, there is alot of talk about it on amd forums if you want to know more. I use AMD GPU clock tool, you can set what speeds you want your video card to run at and they will not change, also great tool for OC. (Use caution when OC your video card, read alot about OC if you want to do it. If you break you video card its your own fault, don't blame me.
As far as using utorrent while playing ffxiv i have no issues while dl on private trackers (torrentday, torrentzone, demonoid, etc), public trackers (piratebay) on the other hand use DHT, local peer discovery and peer exchange, this cause more "lag" on your system because is searching more then just what you bandwidth is telling you, you are using, for example i dl at 900kB/s and upload 90kB/s and i never have connection issues while playing ffxiv. but if i was on a public tracker with DHT, local peer discovery, and peer exchange enabled then i get constant R0, its hard to explain cause i don't know a whole lot about it personally; just what i've messed around with. You can also reduce lag using utorrent by reducing the number of peers you connect to, i usally set global max to 100 and max peers to 50 this is usally plenty as i dl off private trackers and the speed are much better and i don't have to connect to alot of people. All in all, i disable DHT, local peer discovery, and peer exchange, if you have it on there is also a risk of you dl a virus, but it is very very rare. Google search it if you want to know more.
I'm sure netflix is eating your bandwidth up and that is why your getting server crashes, cancel your membership and dl movies, you'll pay for your ffxiv account. Edited, Dec 20th 2010 3:03am by BluntzBlazin Edited, Dec 20th 2010 3:13am by BluntzBlazin