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On MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can access the Task Manager to check how much of your PC's resources is being used, such as the amount of memory used by charts and the CPU resources used by Expert Advisors (EA). If MT5's performance is slowing down, use it to find out the cause.

Here we will look at how to open the Task Manager on MT5.(*1)

(*1)Task Manager is not available on MetaTrader4 (MT4).

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the menu and select "Task Manager". (Shortcut keys: "F2")

Click Tools and select Task Manager Click Tools and select Task Manager

Step 2

Task Manager will be launched. Here are some of the categories:

Task Manager Task Manager


Item name




The sums of the resources used by every feature.



Resources used by the MT5 main thread.



Resources used by the Expert Advisors (EA) running on the chart.



Resources used for the tasks related to symbols, which include recalculating prices and profits for positions or orders, showing charts, calculating for indicators, etc.



Resources used by the threads related to the MT5 system.



Resources used by the "services" features that create custom price feeds and deliver real-time prices from external systems.

point Updates once a second

The data on the Task Manager is updated once a second. You can also update it manually by right-clicking on the Task Manager and selecting "Refresh".



 : 2023.02.24


Last updated

 : 2023.12.12

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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