I have synced about 200.000 blocks and that's enough for my purposes. So I want to use bitcoincli, but when it runs with enabled syncing (by default), my computer works to slow.

How can I disable syncing for some time? Probably I need to set up something in bitcoin.conf, but I don't know what.

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    What functionality do you need? If you don't need connectivity to the network at all, you could just use -connect=0 -nolisten. Jan 6, 2017 at 18:32

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You could use the invalidateblock RPC. Bitcoin will not bother checking validity of blocks past that an invalid block.

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