overclocking trading computers.... - Tech Support | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


overclocking trading computers....
Updated: Views / Replies:2,449 / 10
Created: by finguy Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

overclocking trading computers....

  #1 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Hong Kong
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Optimus/Rithmic
Favorite Futures: iPod
 
Posts: 3 since May 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

overclocking trading computers....

just wondering if anyone has/is overclocked their trading computers.... i am aware that overclocking will or may* reduce reliability, more likely will.

but just curious if anyone from futures.io (formerly BMT) community is trading on an OC'd comp. If you are... is it worth it? does it speed things up in backtesting, loading charts, or having many charts/workspaces opened etc?

Or is it just not worth the worry and reliability issues.
Thanks

Reply With Quote
 
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Minnetonka, MN, US
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: NinjaBrokerage, Amp, Advanatage
Favorite Futures: Futures, CL
 
bradkop's Avatar
 
Posts: 22 since Oct 2010
Thanks: 134 given, 14 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer



finguy View Post
just wondering if anyone has/is overclocked their trading computers.... i am aware that overclocking will or may* reduce reliability, more likely will.

but just curious if anyone from futures.io (formerly BMT) community is trading on an OC'd comp. If you are... is it worth it? does it speed things up in backtesting, loading charts, or having many charts/workspaces opened etc?

Or is it just not worth the worry and reliability issues.
Thanks

I have 2 of my 4 trading PC's overclocked. Seems to help mostly in backtesting/optimizations when all the CPU is being used. Reliably my i7-3770k will run at 4.5 GHz during backtesting. Over that I get intermittent crashes. Could probably do better if I spent more time tuning it. I believe when I over clocked it I got 20-30% reduced backtesting time. Recommend water cooler for CPU if u do it. I'm running a h100i corsair cooler made a big difference in CPU temps.

Another thing I noticed with Ninja is if in a optimization u run up to ur max memory. It seems to swap around a lot and not use 100% of your CPU. So make sure U have enough memory. I'm running 32 Gig and will max that out on some optimizations.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to bradkop for this post:
 
  #4 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Hong Kong
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Optimus/Rithmic
Favorite Futures: iPod
 
Posts: 3 since May 2012
Thanks: 3 given, 0 received

are your oc'd comps for backtesting and optimizations only or do u trade with them as well?
good to keep in mind about ram as i'm only running 16gb right now so may consider to add later on if needed.

Reply With Quote
 
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
Minnetonka, MN, US
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: NinjaBrokerage, Amp, Advanatage
Favorite Futures: Futures, CL
 
bradkop's Avatar
 
Posts: 22 since Oct 2010
Thanks: 134 given, 14 received


finguy View Post
are your oc'd comps for backtesting and optimizations only or do u trade with them as well?
good to keep in mind about ram as i'm only running 16gb right now so may consider to add later on if needed.

My over clocked PCs r development and test PCs. My production PC runs 30 to 40 strategies and has a dozen charts and still doesn't come near pegging all 8 threads in the cores or using all my memory so I c no need to over clock it.

So far with Ninja I only c backtesting/optimizing pegging all 8 threads on my cores above 90% and sucking up all 32 Gig of ram.

If u have many charts with many indicators loading slow. Look at the CPU while loading 2 c if its pegged. That will tell u if u could use faster CPUs. Most of the time its more in tuning the indicators ur using or reducing the lookback period on ur charts. Check out the thread on RAM drive for that.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to bradkop for this post:
 
  #6 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Bangkok
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MultiCharts.NET, S5, Ninj
Broker/Data: AMP, S5, IB
Favorite Futures: ES
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,673 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 777 given, 8,742 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

I've always avoided over-clocking.

My thoughts are that if Intel rate a chip to run at a certain speed, it may become unreliable or have a shorter lifetime if I run it faster.

I don't know how valid an opinion that is though. If it really does impact reliability in any way.

I tend to view PCs in the same way I view my TV or Fridge-Freezer - I buy it, it runs, if anything happens I call an expert.

I'd be interested to know if it could run faster because I'm still male and I still like to put "go faster stripes" on things.

If you have any questions about the products or services provided, please send me a Private Message or use the futures.io "Ask Me Anything" thread
Reply With Quote
 
  #7 (permalink)
Elite Member
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TOS, Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: futues
 
Posts: 7 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 1 given, 3 received

Over clocking made simple

To make it all simple you need to follow the gamers - buy what they buy. I have been running an Intel i7-3770K 8-core cpu base rate 3.5GHz at 4.6GHz for over 9 months - not one fault. The motherboard is an ASUS Maximus V. It runs 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and supports 3 digital HDMI screens SyncMaster P2770H; and it all runs on 16gb Vengence ram - DDR3 6400. The hard drive is an Intel 520 SSD 240Gb. All runs every day smooth as silk. BTW it has a 1200w power supply from Corsair, and a super large case with numerous extra fans. I have thought of water cooling - as the mobo is built for that -- but why bother, Ninja is single threaded. Also one should use a Windows 7 Gadget called "Core Temp" on screen to monitor events and Temp. And nothing beats a Nascita mouse, and a Logitech G19 keyboard.

Now the good news. Asus provides free with the mobo, a software that automatically tests and configures your system at the maximum stable speed, cpu, ram, and video cards. It could not be easier; it auto sets the highest your system can go.

It is easy to build, and easy to maintain on Win7.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to jldpc for this post:
 
  #8 (permalink)
Elite Member
Minnetonka, MN, US
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: NinjaBrokerage, Amp, Advanatage
Favorite Futures: Futures, CL
 
bradkop's Avatar
 
Posts: 22 since Oct 2010
Thanks: 134 given, 14 received


jldpc View Post
To make it all simple you need to follow the gamers - buy what they buy. I have been running an Intel i7-3770K 8-core cpu base rate 3.5GHz at 4.6GHz for over 9 months - not one fault. The motherboard is an ASUS Maximus V. It runs 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and supports 3 digital HDMI screens SyncMaster P2770H; and it all runs on 16gb Vengence ram - DDR3 6400. The hard drive is an Intel 520 SSD 240Gb. All runs every day smooth as silk. BTW it has a 1200w power supply from Corsair, and a super large case with numerous extra fans. I have thought of water cooling - as the mobo is built for that -- but why bother, Ninja is single threaded. Also one should use a Windows 7 Gadget called "Core Temp" on screen to monitor events and Temp. And nothing beats a Nascita mouse, and a Logitech G19 keyboard.

Now the good news. Asus provides free with the mobo, a software that automatically tests and configures your system at the maximum stable speed, cpu, ram, and video cards. It could not be easier; it auto sets the highest your system can go.

It is easy to build, and easy to maintain on Win7.

Just to add to this post. I'm running a ASUS Sabertooth motherboard on one PC and a MSI Big Bang MPower on the other. Both have auto tuning software 4 clock speeds etc. . Both have software that allow u to overclock on the fly with Windows 7 up and running. Between the 2 the MSI BigBang MPower seems to b made more 4 over clocking then the ASUS Sabertooth.

Reply With Quote
 
  #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Antonio, Tx
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader, CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 42 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 60 given, 25 received

I have a p9x79 deluxe Asus board with a I7-3930k cooled with a corsair H100 and it is overclocked to 4.2 using the included AI suite. Stable and no problems. Very easy to do. It's as fast as the space shuttle compared to the Pentium dual core I used to have.

Reply With Quote
 
  #10 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Munich, Germany
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire > Mirus/Continuum
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2014
Thanks: 10 given, 0 received


I had the same question now due I'm looking for a new trading PC. From Eddie Z (tradingcomputersnow.com) which has been recommended in another thread in this forum, I've received the following answer regarding the Intel i7-4770K:

" ... Intel came out with the K versions of processors. K versions are Easy to overclock and have some built in failsafes. I am so comfortable overclocking these that we warranty them for 5 years.

We use premium liquid cooling and a Military Grade motherboard to account for the heat. The processor only reaches for the extra power WHEN NEEDED now due to something called Intel Speedstep. In the past, the processor remained in the overclocked mode the entire time, Its much easier and safer to overclock now..."

I think that explains it and I feel comfortable now to go with an OC up to 4.5 Ghz.

Hope this helps

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > overclocking trading computers....

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Trading Computers Desk & Laptops RedBrgCptL The Elite Circle 62 December 29th, 2016 07:31 PM
trading computers...what and where to buy barrym Tech Support 28 July 8th, 2014 06:00 PM
Computers rule Wall Street kbit News and Current Events 0 August 14th, 2011 01:04 AM
ZT systems (computers) GridKing Trading Reviews and Vendors 1 July 26th, 2011 08:46 AM
NT on two different computers-How to? Ferg NinjaTrader 2 July 12th, 2009 02:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-17 in 0.15 seconds with 37 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.163.210.170