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Box Sync makes my PC unusable.

Am I the only one having problems with Box Sync using so much resources that my computer has to be restarted.

It happens on my Windows 7 and 10 computers.

The second Box Sync starts my entire computer starts lagging and eventually locks up completely.

It's done this since Box Sync 4 and it's really getting on my last freaking nerve. 

Does anyone have a fix for this?

i7 Windows 7 and 6 core AMD Windows 10

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Re: Box Sync makes my PC unusable.

I'm facing similar issues.


Since a couple/few weeks ago, the memory utilisaton of box Sync for Windows has become enormous and cosumes 99% of the memory while also pushing to the SDD IOs to huge data rates, rendering the computer unresponsive for hours.

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Re: Box Sync makes my PC unusable.

I downloaded a program called Battle Encoder Shirase.  It forceably limits any process to whatever CPU limit you want.  I have Box Sync limited by 90% and it seems to be doing the trick.  It does stretch out the upload time, but it's worth it.


Edit: I also limited Box Sync Monitor for good measure.