Task Manager - System Performance

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Joab, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Joab


    My system performance averages 40-60% with spikes as high as 80% during fast times.

    Do I need a more powerful rig ???
  2. That's pretty high, are you running a Plll ?

    If not, please advise your processor, ram and software.
  3. Joab


    I'm using this computer as a back up to my main rig but still want it to be efficient.

    Celeron M 1.86
    2 G DDR Ramm
    256 Nvidia vid card

    I have a charting package with up to 10 charts open at any time, Data provider, prop trading platform a spreadsheet and occasionally a chat (java) window open.

    I was going to sell this and buy another newer dual core but figured it would be ok (couldn't get more then $400 for it) for back up (which I use 3-4 days a month) but not sure now if I need to just go for another newer dual core machine.
  4. bespoke


  5. Hi Joab,

    I get very similar performance with my backup machine, which is a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4.

    It usually cycles between 40 and 60%, but often peaks up to 80 and 100. For me the main culprit is the Java app running TWS.

    On my core 2 duo machine, the same setup doesn't peak past 13% - it's just a whole world of difference.
  6. Joab


    Yes I have the same experience with my 2.5 dual core !

    I really was hoping to get away with this but what's the point of a back up that doesn't work properly. :(
  7. Trader50


    Any suggestions for a new computer?
  8. Have you considered running 2 machines through a router to "divide the load"?
  9. #10     Mar 17, 2008