how to accelerate backtesting in MT4 ?

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adeller1 2015.10.31 10:32
 

Hello

I'm wondering what to look for in a PC in order to have faster backtesting  (tick data backtesting on M1 with own tickdata & 99% quality ) && if there are any tips / tricks to know to accelerate.

 I'm  currently using a intel core i7-4700HQ CPU@2.40GHz, 64bits & 16G RAM but it is too slow for my needs.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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WHRoeder 2015.10.31 12:52 #
 

Don't do per tick that which is unnecessary; add  tick filter. MA crossover needs to be checked once per bar. An open above the high of the previous bar, reject all ticks until then or until the signal can change.

Your machine is plenty.

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adeller1 2015.10.31 17:20 #
 

Thanks

Problem is that my signals are based on tick action within 1min . Other problem is even if your signal was based on open,  if you have very tight TP and SL you need to go at the tick level to see which one  is hit first . 

  

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gooly 2015.10.31 18:36 #
 
What about profiling your code? Do you now that new mt4-feature?
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adeller1 2015.10.31 18:54 #
 
ACtually I don't . What is it ?
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gooly 2015.10.31 19:34 #
 

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