Processor useage reduction

Is there a way to have devonagent use less resourse and process slower in the background. It is slowing down my 1.5 ghz powerbook to a crawl useing almost all the resources. in particualar useing 30 threads and 50-63% of the cpu constantly. I would like to decrease its priority when in the background, giving forground programs less slowness. THis might be better as a program bug than a thread though.

Just reduce the number of max. connections in the preferences.