CPU-Z

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 247 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.71.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,887,538
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,969
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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CPU-Z allows you to review all kinds of detailed data about various areas of your computer in a straightforward and concise manner. With this program, you can quickly see what's going on in real time, and you can save reports at any time in either TXT or HTML formats.

Pros

Tabbed interface: The layout of this app makes it easy to find exactly the information you're after quickly. Tabs across the top of the window give you access to data on your CPU, Caches, Mainboard, Memory, SPD, and Graphics. You can also save a report if you like, or just review the data from time to time.

Update check: In addition to generating reports, this program also offers the options to check for BIOS and Driver Updates for you. This is a nice add-on feature, and makes the app a more complete utility option.

Cons

Not for beginners: The data displayed in this app is pretty raw and comes with no explanations at all. Unless you already know what you're looking at, you'll be pretty lost. So while this is a very useful program for experienced users, someone without much in-depth knowledge of computers won't really get anything out of it.

Bottom Line

CPU-Z is a lean and efficient program that provides a lot of useful information to anyone with the experience to interpret it. It's a free utility, and it works quickly, compiling data and updating it without hesitation or delay, and the addition of the update checkers is a nice plus.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    4.2

    out of 247 votes

    • 5 star 148
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 31
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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS IS CRAPWARE!!!"

January 16, 2015  |  By JeffNAustin

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.71.1

Pros

It gives the basic information of your computers motherboard, graphics, memory, etc.

Cons

I am EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THE CNET EDITORS REVIEW OF THIS PRODUCT. They make it sound like it will check your drivers and your bios to see if they are up to date. This is a FLAT OUT LIE. IT DOES NOTHING OF THE SORT. it has links that open your browser for you and take you to a malware page which changes your browser search settings to conduit and tries to get you to install ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE THAT SUPPOSEDLY CHECKS FOR DRIVER UPDATES AND BIOS UPDATES BUT NIETHER OF THESE PROGRAMS WORK AT ALL> THIS IS A TOTAL SHAM AND CNET SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR RATING IT AND THEIR EXPLANATION OF THE SOFTWARE ITSSELF. WHEN YOU ALLOW PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ONE ON YOUR SITE AND YOU PROMOTE IT YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM AND NOT THE SOLUTION I Am SO DISGUSTED BY THIS APP IT HAS LOWERED MY OPINION OF YOUR ENTIRE WEBSITE TO NOTHING BUT TRASH.

Summary

This software gives you some very basic information about your computer but at what cost. Well really you should already know this information about your computer..... Do not download this program if you were sucked in by the CNET so called "EDITOR" saying that it will check your drivers and bios for updates because it does nothing of the sort. And It has malware/adware included. That is basically all this program is is one giant silent installer for a much larger problem that I now have to deal with. Thank you so much... No Really Thank you so much you have been so helpful with your Super utility. NOT!

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3 stars

"Good program but needs attention when installing"

August 25, 2014  |  By katherinegeorge

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.70

Pros

You get what you need, all the information about your computer with detailed info. it is small and very simple to install and to understand.

Cons

While installing make sure to check off the box which wants to add Conduit to your computer.

Summary

Good and simple demands attention while installing the program.

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4 stars

"Nothing much"

February 24, 2014  |  By JAMNeptune

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.68

Pros

It works like it's supposed to be. There really isn't anything else to say. It has a small footprint I suppose.

Cons

Very minimalistic. You'll usually understand it more if you're really educated.

Summary

There's nothing to it. It's a no-frills program showing your system and hardware information. It does not install any virus or malware. You have the option to disable installing the Conduit search in the CNET Installer.

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1 stars

"This software will silently add conduit virus"

January 18, 2014  |  By jianzhan

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.68

Pros

It works and shows PC information

Cons

It is very bad software to silently install www.conduit.search.com into your browsers. When clicking new tab in browser, it re-routes your window to www.conduit.search.com. Please be careful and don't download it, otherwise you will get trouble.

Summary

This software includes virus - to install www.conduit.search.com into your browser's settings.

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5 stars

"Great Program! Will recomend to friends."

December 25, 2013  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.66

Pros

Small program that provides a lot of good information about your system. I wanted to see information about my system memory and it showe me that and much more.

Cons

None. Works as advertised.

Summary

Reviewers are complaining about malware and programs when you download this program. Just about every free program tries to add something at installation. You have to be proactive and carefully watch your installations for these programs. Pick "CUSTOM" install and not "RECOMENDED INSTALL" when prompted and you can opt out of the crapware. Hope this helps.

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1 stars

"Don't download this!"

December 17, 2013  |  By miken198555

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.62

Pros

None the program cpu z was never even installed.

Cons

Instead 3 malware programs were installed.

Summary

I downloaded or tried to download, cpu z and instead of receiving the program, 3 malware programs were installed onto my computer.I went the official site for cpu z and this is what happened.

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1 stars

"Avoid this app because the webpage is rigged with junk"

December 12, 2013  |  By BDan2000

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.66

Pros

The app itself is very informative

Cons

Unfortunately, the creator has now seen fit to try to sneak in as much junk software during the install as possible. You have to be very careful. I was trying to minimize my browser when I accidentally clicked on one of the ads on the page--my browser was immediately hijacked. Home page was changed, search engine changed, it added an extension. This is ridiculous.

Summary

This is what I call a truly dishonest company. Avoid the app.

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5 stars

"It's great!"

October 13, 2013  |  By Vince53

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.66

Pros

It is a simple program that does exactly what it is supposed to do: analyze my CPU. I have installed it successfully on two computers.

Cons

It does not actually DO anything. It just provides information.

Summary

It has not harmed either one of my computers. It has given me accurate information that I was able to research.

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4 stars

""Does what it says on the box""

September 11, 2013  |  By gropinginthedark

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.66

Pros

no unneccesary clutter, just does the job

Cons

Interpreting the results is your problem, it could usefully link fields to online explanation/documentation.

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1 stars

"Installs adware & malware"

August 07, 2013  |  By victius

 |  Version: CPU-Z 1.65

Pros

None - didn't run it

Cons

Installs malicious programs

Summary

This download is not the program itself, which is how it passed the virus checking system. What it does is download and install another program that installs the product and also adware into all your browsers and malware on your pc. I had to go through a long and tortuous process to remove it from my browsers and hard disk.

I discovered this when Avast threw up an alert that two malicious programs were detected, by which time it had already installed. Obviously this is designed to bypass the blocking mechanism of anti-virus systems.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.71.1
  • Intel Core M processors.
  • New CPU-Z logo.
  • AMD Athlon X2 450, Athlon X4 840 and Athlon X4 860K (Kaveri).
  • AMD FX-8370, FX-8370E, FX-8320E (Vishera).
  • Improved support for Intel X99 chipset.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10.
General
Publisher CPUID
Publisher web site http://www.cpuid.com/
Release Date November 20, 2014
Date Added November 20, 2014
Version 1.71.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.5MB
File Name cpu-z_1.71-setup-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,887,538
Downloads Last Week 8,969
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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