I have a couple of quad PC's that are now antiques as technology has migrated into a new generation. My Pentium 4 3.4 dual core HT with 2Gb ram and SATA HD was the Ferrari when I bought it so I thought ok, the new kids on the block blow this system away so it's time to upgrade to the i7. I was thinking about how much faster it would be and then I stopped in my tracks and thought, faster at what? All the benchmarks are great for gamers but is my ancient Farrari system still too hot for my software? As it is my CPU and ram both run at about 60% so am I going to see any change. All my software runs fast and I'm scratching my head to figure out what benefit I can get out of faster hardware. These are just trading rigs so there are no downloads or games or anything demanding for the CPU, Ram or HD to do so it seems to be cruising easily under the current load. So is there any point in upgrading?