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Martinus van de Venne
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Martinus van de Venne  
Hello,

I want to buy a new computer only for trading. 
To run between 4 and 8 MT4 platforms.

What are the requirements for a good computer for this ?
vahid jannati
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vahid jannati  

you don't need to buy it , just you have to rent vps , after that you have stable connection and you are always online , I rent vps with win server 2008 by 2 Gigabyte of ram and run more than 6 platform and not problem with it . If your really going to buy new computer for 8 platform with 64 bit windows 2 GIG of ram is enough but 4 GIG of ram is better , my mean is you don't need powerfull system or CPU , but traders Rather rent vps 

 sometimes you need online for several days when you take long position and vps is better because that's always online ,

you know better anyway

good luck. 

Daniel Stein
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Daniel Stein  


Hello ElPulga,

 

i assume that this won't be an exclusive trading client and you'll do some other stuff besides the terminals are running.

So you need a client that's able to handle a lot of threads and actions at the same time.

 

A serious trading client should have the following components:

 

- a Quad Core Intel i5 / i7 or Xeon Processor  (NO mobile processor)

- at least 8 Gigabyte of RAM

- a SSD as main hard drive 

- Windows 7 or 8.1 in a 64-bit version

 

Especially backtests are resource consuming and can slow down a low budget system extremely.

 

A VPS is a nice idea for a pure 24/7 EA trading system with several terminals but it is never a replacement for a professional trading desktop.

 

Best regards

Daniel 

Widy Prasetyo
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Widy Prasetyo  

I run 8 MetaTrader4,,,, 3 MultiTerminal ,,,, and 1 demo account MetaTrader5 at the same time... I only trade manual so I can not use VPS.
Total 12 MetaTrader Terminal , 11 different brokers at same time.

My PC is very low on system specification but still able to run all MetaTrader without serious problem.
- AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Proc 4600+
- 3.5GB RAM
- VGA ATI Radeon 3200 OnBoard (share RAM)
- Windows XP Professional SP3

so, all PC above my system should be no problem to run much MetaTrader but there also some trick to avoid MetaTrader bogging down your PC system.

Martinus van de Venne
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Martinus van de Venne  
soubasa:

you don't need to buy it , just you have to rent vps , after that you have stable connection and you are always online , I rent vps with win server 2008 by 2 Gigabyte of ram and run more than 6 platform and not problem with it . If your really going to buy new computer for 8 platform with 64 bit windows 2 GIG of ram is enough but 4 GIG of ram is better , my mean is you don't need powerfull system or CPU , but traders Rather rent vps 

 sometimes you need online for several days when you take long position and vps is better because that's always online ,

you know better anyway

good luck. 

Ok, I will also rent a vps 
Which VPS do you recommend ?
Martinus van de Venne
702
Martinus van de Venne  
blueball:


Hello ElPulga,

 

i assume that this won't be an exclusive trading client and you'll do some other stuff besides the terminals are running.

So you need a client that's able to handle a lot of threads and actions at the same time.

 

A serious trading client should have the following components:

 

- a Quad Core Intel i5 / i7 or Xeon Processor  (NO mobile processor)

- at least 8 Gigabyte of RAM

- a SSD as main hard drive 

- Windows 7 or 8.1 in a 64-bit version

 

Especially backtests are resource consuming and can slow down a low budget system extremely.

 

A VPS is a nice idea for a pure 24/7 EA trading system with several terminals but it is never a replacement for a professional trading desktop.

 

Best regards

Daniel 

Hello Daniel,

Thanks for your answer
No I want to use this PC only for running MT4, all other things I do on my Mac.
Martinus van de Venne
702
Martinus van de Venne  
widhie75:

I run 8 MetaTrader4,,,, 3 MultiTerminal ,,,, and 1 demo account MetaTrader5 at the same time... I only trade manual so I can not use VPS.
Total 12 MetaTrader Terminal , 11 different brokers at same time.

My PC is very low on system specification but still able to run all MetaTrader without serious problem.
- AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Proc 4600+
- 3.5GB RAM
- VGA ATI Radeon 3200 OnBoard (share RAM)
- Windows XP Professional SP3

so, all PC above my system should be no problem to run much MetaTrader but there also some trick to avoid MetaTrader bogging down your PC system.

Which tricks do you mean ?
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