So what could go wrong if you don't have the recommended cpu power ? I use a 2.2 ghz while eSignal recommends a 2.6 ghz- sometimes I run messenger to talk with other traders(sensible ones ) news websites and my brokerage all on three monitors- RAM is 1GB..so far my orders fill at market within 2 seconds. 8 months with this computer and no troubles (yet) Seriously , can anything go wrong due to having a lighter duty processor ? will it melt down and catch fire ??