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I had 16 points in MES trade nearing the close. The chart showed 16pt, but the PnL marker showed I had a profit of $2.50. So, I flattened everything. I lost over 10 points! How do you all deal with the lag? I have a 6 core i-7 with an ssd, 16gb ram an Nvidea 1050ti with 2gb ram. I had several charts up but only one instrument with different timeframes and indicators.

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Isn't lag related to your latency with the internet? It has almost nothing to do with your PC specs unless you are trading during the volatile news events.

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Isn't lag related to your latency with the internet? It has almost nothing to do with your PC specs unless you are trading during the volatile news events.

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I suppose that is one possibility but I typically get less than 30ms.

I do have an indicator I wrote that uses the time and sales data which is necessarily tick based. I know it's a heavy resource task, but having 10 - 20 seconds of lag seems a bit extreme.

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1. Try to see if you can close down some charts you don't use - since you said there a lot of charts open at the same time.

2. I really doubt if the T&S is affecting latency based on those specs (I am a gamer and I know all these things since 25 years now as I custom built myself my own PCs).

3. Try to see if you can upgrade your RAM to 32 GB or even 64 GB if your motherboard supports it. RAM is cheap these days and it gives a lot of boost, especially if you have multiple charts and heavy tick utilising indicator running - although the latter consumes more of your CPU rather than RAM itself.

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1. Try to see if you can close down some charts you don't use - since you said there a lot of charts open at the same time.

2. I really doubt if the T&S is affecting latency based on those specs (I am a gamer and I know all these things since 25 years now as I custom built myself my own PCs).

3. Try to see if you can upgrade your RAM to 32 GB or even 64 GB if your motherboard supports it. RAM is cheap these days and it gives a lot of boost, especially if you have multiple charts and heavy tick utilising indicator running - although the latter consumes more of your CPU rather than RAM itself.

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Yeah, I've been building my own computers since about 1989. By "lots" of charts, I mean 5 windows with a total of about 10 tabs. Rather thanguess what's causing it, I'd like to find out what the resource hogs are. Yes, CPU is my suspicion too. I really don't think RAM will make much difference. This is about IPS, is my guess. But 3 billion instructions per second is quite a bit.

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Sync your Clock/Time on your computer......right click on the Time on your Task Bar...select Adjust Date/Time.....you will see a button Sync now....then look at your Lag time......should improve....

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A lot in this Help Guide article but should provide you the help you need.

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I had 16 points in MES trade nearing the close. The chart showed 16pt, but the PnL marker showed I had a profit of $2.50. So, I flattened everything. I lost over 10 points! How do you all deal with the lag? I have a 6 core i-7 with an ssd, 16gb ram an Nvidea 1050ti with 2gb ram. I had several charts up but only one instrument with different timeframes and indicators.

I ( and others) have had the exact same problem caused by an indicator consuming resources which resulted in delayed/lagging price printing. One should think that printing price bars would have the highest priority but strangely it has not and an indicator can have a higher priority resulting in lagging prices. In other words the indicators work fine but you're watching prices from 15 minutes or more ago (without knowing), especially when volatile (on open).

You can run the " NinjaScript Utilization Monitor" to see total resource time spent per indicator.

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You can run the " NinjaScript Utilization Monitor" to see total resource time spent per indicator.

This is exactly what I need! Thank you!

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I had 16 points in MES trade nearing the close. The chart showed 16pt, but the PnL marker showed I had a profit of $2.50. So, I flattened everything. I lost over 10 points! How do you all deal with the lag? I have a 6 core i-7 with an ssd, 16gb ram an Nvidea 1050ti with 2gb ram. I had several charts up but only one instrument with different timeframes and indicators.

Are you running in Replay Sim, Live Sim or live with a broker?

I have a six core I7, 32GB memory and a crappy NIVDIA GT1030 running 30-40 charts at a time on two monitors and I get good performance on Live Sim and Replay Sim.

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