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I went to do the rename trick and this is how that folder looks. I have NOT done this trick. It already has a NinjaTrader.old file AND I don't see the NinjaTrader.sdf file at all. Am I missing something?

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You are not showing your file extensions.

Go to File Explorer -> View -> Check "File name extensions"

Again, let me reiterate that you need to determine if this is a software or hardware issue.

If I am you, I would do a fresh install of Windows and load only NT8, then isolate any faulty indicator or strategy by loading one at a time.

If the above doesn't help, then it could be a hardware issue and you can consider upgrading your hardware.

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I went to do the rename trick and this is how that folder looks. I have NOT done this trick. It already has a NinjaTrader.old file AND I don't see the NinjaTrader.sdf file at all. Am I missing something?

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A couple of items to consider....
4) consider elevating the execution priority of NT8 from Normal to Above Normal or High.

I did this awhile back and it certainly improved NT8 performance (I'll just copy paste from a msg I sent some trader friends at the time):

Here's a tip - useful for those of us not using a dedicated trading computer - to prioritise computer resources for NT8 (I am using Windows 10 Pro). I have for some time manually done this on NT8 startup :

Task Manager > Processes > Apps > right click on NinjaTrader > Go to details > right click on NinjaTrader.exe > Set Priority > select either Above normal or High (not Realtime) > confirm.

But a bit of a pain to do every start up and I did not want to run a process manager program... the end this video
from 07:00 shows how to set up a desktop shortcut which will start NT8 in Above normal mode (seems to be as good as High, but makes a little more space for other processes).

Here's the location dialog I used to paste into the shortcut creation box:

cmd /c start "" /abovenormal "C:\Program Files (x86)\NinjaTrader 8\bin64\NinjaTrader.exe"

I have now replaced my regular NT8 icon with this shortcut in my Taskbar & it starts the program as desired.

Hope this helps.

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Alternately you can download and install the PRIO application.
This manages the priorities for you.
Only problem with this approach is:
PRIO adds yet another process for Windows to manage and execute.

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