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    NT 7 Memory Usage

    I am using NT7 64bit (latest version) as my primary trading platform. I connect to Interactive Brokers. I use Chart Trader to place my orders and manage trades. No ATM or automated strategy. I use almost no indicators on my charts. Only AutoTrendLine and BarTimer mainly.

    I have noticed that Ninjatrader uses a huge amount of memory compared to Metatrader. I also run MT4 on my desktop for a demo trading account. Metatrader is running almost the exact number of charts that I have open in Ninjatrader. Yet the difference in memory used is huge.

    Memory Usage of Metatrader: 6MB sometimes up to 10MB but never more than that.

    Memory Usage of Ninjatrader: 140MB going up to 160MB

    I am attaching a screenshot of my Task Manager. Also in the picture is the Java application for Interactive Brokers which uses 200MB. Together IB+NT7 use 340MB compared to 6MB for Metatrader, That is astonishing.
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    NinjaTrader out of the box runs between 40 and 60 MB of RAM. If you add charts the RAM will climb. A 140 MB foot print sounds perfectly reasonable. I have never run MT however, in comparing NinjaTrader to other industry platforms, our performance metrics are in line with those.
    RayNinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      Thanks for the replies. I guess if what Ray is saying is correct then 140MB is normal. Although it is strange that MT4 is doing the same number of charts with a fraction of the memory.

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        #4
        Hi, in regards to this topic, I am currently running nt7 with a memory footprint of 3.17 gigabytes as inidcated by the ninjatrader.exe in windows 7 task manager. It's running ok, a bit sticky, at this time when the market is very quiet. I don't want to take anything down and wondering if this is pushing the limit of efficient live trading for the nt7 platform. My concern is with delays in order transmission. thanks

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          #5
          Hello syxforex,

          Thanks for your post.

          By the sound of it, you are nearing the functional limit of your current setup. I would not expect delays in the transmission of an order signal necessarily. Are you trading manually or with an automated strategy of some kind?
          KyleNinjaTrader Customer Service

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