System lock up when run on 250 symbols live on 5 minutes bars
Author: magicgb
Creation Date: 10/20/2008 11:03 AM
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magicgb

#1

Why does my system lock up every time I run 250 symbols live on 5 minutes bars. I have Windows XP Home and lots of memory on broadband.
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Cone

#2
If you can't determine why, we certainly cannot with the small amount of information you've provided. Is that 250 streaming charts? Are you doing a backtest? What's the data range? Are you running a script? If so, which one? Is it really locked up or are you not giving enough time for post-processing to complete? etc. etc.
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magicgb

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Ok. A streaming 5 minute simple script BuyAtMarket. Backtested in the morning. Data updated. Starts fine on Strategy Monitor, then locks up after the next 5 minute update.
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Cone

#4
Strategy Monitor locks up - I can't recall the details at the moment, but that's definitely a bug in the current 5.1 client code that will be fixed in the next release 5.3 later this fall.
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magicgb

#5

How long until the update so I can scan intraday bars?
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Cone

#6
We cannot provide release dates for Fidelity products.
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EMan99

#7
I have the same problem, I try to update the data the night before it seems to help but it will still lock up if you have too many symbols running, I just thought I had too many apps open and not enough system mem.
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Cone

#8
As I recall now, it's not a function of the number of symbols, rather, it's an intermittent problem when multiple Strategies are scheduled to run at the same time.