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System Requirements

 
Minimum
Requirements
Standard User
Recommendations
Power User
Recommendations

Processor

Single-core Intel® or AMD® processor at 1.5 GHz or faster

Dual-core Intel® or AMD® processor at 2.5 GHz or faster

Multi-core Intel® or AMD® processor at 3 GHz or faster

Memory (RAM)

2 GB

2 GB to 4 GB

4 GB or more

Hard Drive

5400 RPM drive
300 MB free space or more

Solid State Drive (SSD) or 7200 RPM drive
500 MB free space or more

Solid State Drive (SSD) or 7200 RPM drive
1 GB free space or more

Video Card (s)

16-bit graphics support
64 MB for a single monitor

32-bit graphics support
128 MB for dual monitors

32-bit graphics support
256 MB or more for multiple monitors

Screen Resolution

1024x768 pixels

1280x1024 pixels, or higher

1280x1024 pixels, or higher

Operating Systems

 

Windows® 8 64-bit
Windows® 8 32-bit
Windows® 7 64-bit
Windows® 7 32-bit
Windows Vista® SP2 32-bit
Windows Vista® SP2 64-bit

Windows® 8 64-bit
Windows® 8 32-bit
Windows® 7 64-bit
Windows® 7 32-bit

Windows® 8 64-bit
Windows® 7 64-bit

Internet Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or newer

Microsoft Internet Explorer
(latest version)

Microsoft Internet Explorer
(latest version)

Internet Connection

Broadband Connection
1.5 Mbps or better

Broadband Connection
3 Mbps or better

Broadband Connection
6 Mbps or better

User Profiles

Minimum Requirements User
The common profile of the minimum requirements user is a TradeStation platform user who is not sensitive to real-time market data updates and makes decisions on market analysis that is not time sensitive.  Traders that fit this profile are usually position traders or end-of-day traders.

Standard User
A standard user is generally anyone who is moderately sensitive to real-time market data updates and makes intraday decisions based on intraday market analysis.  Traders that fit this profile are swing or trend traders. This type of user generally doesn’t need more than a handful of market data requests and follows specific symbols that are not extremely active.  The standard user doesn’t rely on processor-intensive analysis techniques running real time on multiple charts.

Power User
A power user is generally a user utilizing computationally intensive EasyLanguage studies, utilizing large amounts of tick or intraday data (for example, several tick-based charts of highly active symbols such as Google, APPL or @ES, or several strategies with Look-Inside-Bar to the tick level enabled), or generating a large amount of trading activity.  Traders that fit this profile are the active TradeStation traders or the user who requires following various active markets at the same time using complex EasyLanguage studies and strategy optimizations.