I wish I had found this forum before I purchased my new computer. I thought I had bought a really good one, but after reading a few posts on here (especially lucky bastards advice) I am a little confused. I have been trading for a prop firm for over two years on a fairly old computer (2 core) dell. I will now be trading remotely using the same sterling software. The computer I bought is an acer aspire m5620 with the following specs: ram : 3GB DDR2 SDRAM hard drive : 500GB 7200RPM SATA processor type: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor speed: 2.4GHz It is supposed to be super fast, which is very important to me as I am mainly scalping as well as scanning for stocks constantly. The computer I am using right now is pretty good, although I have experienced slowness in the past (I think they added memory). I am hoping this will be even better . Lucky bastard mentioned in a previous post that sterling is multi threaded (?) and that the processor speed is important . I will also be using windows vista premium, as you cannot apparently purchase the xp any longer. So far the software seems to be compatible (have only set up layouts not traded). I have heard there may be some issues with this also? Not very good with the technical stuff, so I am hoping someone here can advice me as to whether or not this computer will be fine for what I am doing. Thanks in advance!