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1. I need new computer. What tech specs do I need to run Wealth-Lab 8 properly.
especially the optimizer.

2. Is it better to connect to www with cable or is wlan sufficient?

Thanks for your support
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What is your definition of "properly"? It varies very much depending on complexity (amount of data, number of runs...)
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Minimum is Windows (10 or 11) 64-Bit OS and 16G RAM.
Generally, more RAM is better, and faster processors are better.

Wireless is fine, unless you tend to experience dropouts. That's bad if you're trading.

You can get as technical as you want (superticker loves this stuff), but if you have to ask about it, just spend what you've budgeted for a machine, and it will work fine. If you want it to work faster, spend more.
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On hardware requirements, I would get a processor chip with as much on-chip cache as possible (Intel i7 or better processor chip), especially for multi-threaded optimization. For non-optimization (i.e. single threaded execution), the cache size shouldn't matter that much. You do not need a processor with many cores; four cores is more than enough.

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2. Is it better to connect to www with cable or is wlan sufficient?

This is the wrong question to be asking. What matters most is Quality-of-Service (QoS), which is "somewhat" a function of ping time, and bandwidth. But WL isn't really a network hog, so any high speed Internet connection (<20Mbps) will probably do fine.
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Thanks for your input
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Superticker - always appreciate your feedback.

Just some more info...

I had an old Intel CPU with 4 cores from year 2014 (forgot which chip, specifically). That plus 16 GB RAM and it ran just OK for optimizations. Sometimes it basically choked, for lack of a better way of putting it, but I think that was an insufficient RAM issue.

I upgraded to an AMD 5950x (16 cores) with 64 GB memory. Optimizations now take 1/5 the time.

Hope that helps.
Paul
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I also work with an older PC with 4 cores and 16GB of memory. I consider this the minimum requirements for WL8.

More cores, and more Memory will make things (a bit) faster.

When it comes to optimization, there is this old rule: A better algorithm will always beat "better" hardware.

The SMAC optimizer (see finantic.Optimizer extension) is much faster than any other optimizer algorithm. So I'd suggest to invest in this extension before you spend the money for cores and memory....

See the upcoming November issue of TASC magazine for an article about WL8 optimizers and their performance differences.
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I can appreciate what everyone has to add.
Here are my findings….
Previously running WL6.9 & WL8 on Intel’s I7 Quad Core 3.7 Ghz (32GB ram) Just recently moved away from this machine and have not looked back.
Now running: Intel I9 12900K @ 5.2 Ghz with 64 GB 4800Mhz DDR5 and this machine is amazingly fast at everything. Especially!! - on those single threaded tasks, as having a fast single core Mhz speed matters.
I was torn (Paul’s choice of the ) AMD 5950x is very comparable, although went with the I9 due to the slightly faster single core speed.
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Thanks once more for all the good input.
Werner
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Worth adding NVME flash storage vs regular 2'5 SSD. This was a bottleneck esp in an older pc, but may speed up multi core performance in big cpu multicore systems also
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