What hardware is required for fast scanning in strategy tester?
When I scan in strategy tester from 1999 until 2016, it could take 24hours and with different steps, it could take 3000 hours. Is there a way to increase the speed?
Which hardware would make strategy tester go faster?
- internal memory 32gb?
- is a good graphics card important? Since strategy tester doesn't need visual power, I would say 'no', correct?
- Operating system. Windows 7, 8 and 10 make the system slow I presume. Any recommendations for OS? What about the classic Windows XP on the latest hardware? would that work? Or would I get MT4 build-problems on a Windows XP?
My budget is 2000 euro/US dollar. What should I spend it on? On a new computer for 2000 euro?
Or is there a way to use the MT5 strategy tester 'agents tab' in MetaTrader 4? So that I can use multiple agents in the local network to divide cpu usage? Is there a MQL4 cloud and does that make strategy tester 10+ times faster?
The way you use the strategy tester must be wrong. Why you test from 1999? The last three years or months or weeks depending on which tf you wanna work is enough. The market shook up (HFT, hedging and opening the markets for retail traders) and will change (HTF and hedging is obsolete nowadays). What worked well in history doesn't work automatically in the future, especially standard indicators were good, now they aren't even ok, but deposit killer.
Test without ticks, this is the last step (needs much time). Test your strategy intraday and overnight. Then with different steps. And you will see, your double-core laptop is enough.
Cool would be if servers do the job as well as trading your strategy. ProRealTime trading have this service, but they aren't cheap (as the 'Pro' may already suggest) and it's not available for MT4/5.
LOL, for 2 years, I guess.
What the burning heck... yes, he is a 'special' person, that's for sure (and by 'special' I mean 'behavior disordered').
How much is burned? The whole main tower or more?
An much to late Easter fire... He will rebuild it up. It was burned down by the Government once, right?
(No, this is not Nimis ;)