Review: One-click PCMedik aims to boost your PC's speed but gives no details

Designed to improve system performance, this utility is easy to use but light on user information.

PCMedik promises to improve your system's performance and speed, but while it couldn't be easier to use, it offers no details about what's going on behind the scenes. We're all for streamlined tools, but we like to know more about any program that affects our system.

The program installs without issue and opens to a well-designed interface that shows your operating systems and processor on the left. You can change these easily with drop-down menus if the selections aren't correct. A slider lets you increase the tweaks to "Maximum Boost," but when we tried to move the slider it indicated that this was only an option in the paid version. The only other options are found in three buttons on the right of the screen to "Optimize now," "Restore," and "Check for updates." While there was no indication of what PCMedik would do, we hit "Optimize now," anyway. A window appeared that indicated the program was seeking computer information, which changed to let us know that changes were being made to the system's performance. At the end, it asked us to reboot to have the changes take effect. No additional information was given about what changes were made. There didn't seem to be a noticeable difference in performance once we started up our test computer again.

PCMedik may appeal to less tech-savvy users, and it didn't appear to harm our system, but most will want more information about what tweaks and changes the program is implementing than this one offers. As noted, the trial version only allows you to optimize at the lowest settings. If you want more, you'll have to pay up, but we recommend you try other optimization tools that will explain more about the process and give you more control over what they do.

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