PC Wizard 2010

PC Wizard 2010

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 78 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.95
  • Total Downloads:
    359,999
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 24, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,003
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Casual users might not see the allure of this simple freeware, which not only detects hardware and other system information but also lets you benchmark your system's performance. Users with an interest in what goes on under the hood, however, will appreciate this easy-to-use and informative tool.

PC Wizard 2008 goes to work as soon as it's installed, quickly gathering general system information. The interface has a familiar feel with its easily recognizable icons on the toolbar to save, print, and refresh the data. While it looks like little effort was made to dress up the interface, it is serviceable. The left-hand menu gives easy access to view Hardware, Configuration, System Files, and Resources by category. The main display depends on what you select.

Under Hardware, a system summary is displayed first, and includes all the typical hardware, from the processor to the CD-Rom drive. More detail is available for each, and if you highlight one, the program displays the category to look in. Categories are easily understood, and include Multimedia, Drives, and Mainboard. PC Wizard 2008 supports an impressive five formats to save data, including PDF, HTML, and text. You can copy and print, too, in case you need more options. We were equally impressed by the other menu options, especially under Configuration, which displayed installed Updates, TrueType fonts, and other interesting system information.

The Benchmark tool is set up in much the same way, allowing you to pick a category and run a performance scan. Options include benchmarks for RAM, Video, and MP3 Compression. A graph shows how various elements in a category perform, and you can compare the data over time. This was the icing on the cake as far as this free tool goes. PC Wizard 2008 worked its magic on us, and we recommend this freeware for any user who wants to see what's going on behind the scenes.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very good program."

October 20, 2010  |  By els18885

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

Tells everything I want to know about my PC.

Cons

very easy to use step by step.

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5 stars

"PC Wizard works great."

October 01, 2010  |  By Rampage434

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

I havent had any problems with it and like it lots of info and other goodies that work.

Cons

Could'nt find any yet and I've been using it for a while.

Summary

If you like having alot of info about CPU, Mobo, OS and stuff like benchmarking and other goodies you'll like this.

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5 stars

"overall an excellent product"

September 30, 2010  |  By tinsaetsegaye

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

comprehensive and informative

Cons

does not allow interaction with the results - ie. modifying the system

Summary

Like: functionality, comprehensivness of information
Dislike: nothing

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5 stars

"Necessary tool for all PC owners."

September 28, 2010  |  By sontec

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

Supplies everything you need to know about your PC.

Cons

Haven't found anything wanting in program.

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4 stars

"very through scans and reports"

September 28, 2010  |  By edplus42

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

ease of use

Cons

Depending on configuration, the scan can take some time

Summary

I feel this is an excellent utility.

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4 stars

"very comprehensive progam."

September 22, 2010  |  By hunts99

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

Tells me all I need about my machine.

Cons

Nothing I have come across yet

Summary

Very good free prog

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4 stars

"Excellent augmentation for monitoring your hardware"

September 14, 2010

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

Ease of use is always the bottom line with me. I also like that it gives info as simple as Device Manager or as detailed as the operating refresh rate of every little component and subcomponent.

Cons

With all this information, it is a bit busy and it does take a minute or so to load.

Summary

I wish Windows came with a program such as this already bundled, rather than merely the very limited Device Manager. It gives much more info than DM and actually much more than I can use, but it does easily provide me with the details I need to keep my system running well.

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5 stars

"Simply awesome"

September 14, 2010  |  By mstelly

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

Tells me EVERYTHING I want to know about the composition of my PC

Cons

Takes forever to load.

Summary

Get it. Use it. Love it.

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3 stars

"I like the older version for XP pro"

September 11, 2010  |  By wheelnut53

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

yes good info at hand and desk top display is handy

Cons

this newer version left out what I wanted the most that's the temperature of my CPU I used that over the years to tell me if my thermal gel and case fans was doing the job

Summary

I'm going to miss this tool, after the last 3 years I cant use it anymore

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5 stars

"Easy to use covers all the bases"

September 04, 2010  |  By Kerry-J

 |  Version: PC Wizard 2010 1.95

Pros

very easy to use step by step.

Cons

updates could be quicker

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.95
Version 1.95 includes IIS Server Information support, AMD Athlon II X2 Bxx Series processors support and Intel core i7 990X, 980 processor support.
General
Publisher CPUID
Publisher web site http://www.cpuid.com/
Release Date August 24, 2010
Date Added August 24, 2010
Version 1.95
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT 4 SP 2, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.09MB
File Name pc-wizard_2013.2.12-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 359,999
Downloads Last Week 1,003
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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