Registered: Jul 2006
08-12-12 08:33 PM
Quote from IanMacQuaide:
Good point. Tomorrow I'll hit Ctrl/Alt/Del and see what my resources are.
That should give you a pretty clear indication of whether or not your hardware resources are being under pressure or not.
I think that for most of us, our software trading platforms run pretty darn "thin" and don't take up much in the way of resources.
HOWEVER, as soon as you open up your web-browser to load a web-page.... all bets are off.
You will see your "resources" under heavy demand.
Windows 7 has a handy little "gadget" that shows the percentage of processor and memory resources being used. Looks like two tachometer dials and is a nice little widget to have on your desktop to reference from time to time. Saves you from having to open up your Task Manager with the proverbial "Ctrl/Alt/Delete"