Speccy

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 156 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.03.162
  • Total Downloads:
    373,863
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,366
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Piriform's Speccy is a nifty little system information utility. Its mission is to collect and display more-detailed information about your hardware and its performance than is offered by Windows, even the latest versions. It shows the brand, model, version, driver, file, location, capacity, operating condition, and other data about your system's CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, disk drives, optical drives, audio, peripherals, network, and operating system. It even displays the temperature of compatible hardware.

Speccy's sleek dialog, gray tones, and small but crisp and colorful icons give a modern look to the familiar Windows interface. The left-hand navigation window lists Summary, which gives a handy system overview, as well as CPU, RAM, and so on. Clicking anything calls up a more detailed view of the component's operating conditions and statistics. Speccy has few settings beyond language and temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius). The Help file links to a product Web page, but it's more than adequate, and Speccy's about as easy to use as any program out there; it just shows you what's going on with your PC. Our favorite function by far is the temperature display. It accurately displayed sensor data from the CPU and two hard drives, offering reassuring proof that our disks and CPU were all operating well within their rated temperature range; the dual-core Pentium 4 in our testbed ran at a frosty 37 degrees C. It also displayed S.M.A.R.T. data from our hard disks. We also like the ability to save and reload system "Snapshots" as XML or text files, or even optional INI files.

Piriform's freeware has impressed us with its value, and Speccy fits the form. Though we've seen lots of system information utilities and even find the Windows feature useful, Speccy looks like a keeper.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 156 votes

    • 5 star 84
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
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5 stars

"WORKS GREAT! LOTS OF INFO."

July 26, 2010  |  By jpdtking

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

EASY TO READ, LOAD & USE! SHOWS WHAT YOU HAVE! GREAT SETUP AND VERY EASY TO READ!

Cons

I CAN'T SEE OR FIND ANY! GOOD WORK ON THIS APPLICATION

Summary

ALL OF THESE PEOPLES SOFTWARES WORKS GREAT ALL THE TIME! NEVER A PROBLEM WITH THIS TECH'S PROGRAMS! PROMISE VERY LITTLE AND YOU GET GIANT PROGRAMS! 5 STARS NOT ENOUGH DOUBLE IT! WITH ALL THEIR APPLICATIONS! I USE THEM ALL!

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5 stars

"IIt identifies everything I have"

August 20, 2010  |  By threesat2000

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

This software not only tells me everything in my computer, it also tells about my USB speakers and digital camera. It is so easy to use, it basically runs itself.

Cons

I discovered completely by accident that clicking on the id of a hardware component calls up a much more detailed description. A great feature, but it almost went completely unused because I didn't know it was there. How much more am I missing?

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4 stars

"Light weight and quick!!"

August 16, 2010  |  By pallindrone

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

For what it does with what it has, this little app is great for ID-ing your hardware and is quite useful should you ponder an upgrade

Cons

I would have liked more detail than what is given, but that probably would require a larger program....and lead to redundant info...

Summary

This is snappy and small...just perfect for a laptop/notebook.....very good job done here,folks!

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4 stars

"detailed statistics about almost each component"

August 14, 2010  |  By baigbaig

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

easy to use, extensive information

Cons

nothing as such

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5 stars

"Very useful program for checking out your system."

August 14, 2010  |  By wisnark

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

I really like the fact that it shows temperatures of the core and hard drive.

Cons

I like everything about it. There is nothing to not like.

Summary

Very useful, but uses few resources. It is a must have for techies like me.

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5 stars

"all I need to know about my computers internal system"

August 13, 2010  |  By YummyYumThe2nd

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

Brilliant just what I have needed for a long time

Cons

Nothing I don't like about it

Summary

It shows me in detail what my computer consists of internally or otherwise I so easily forget most of these details but now all I need to do is run Speccy and BINGO!!!! the answers I seek are there right in front of me on screen!!!
Thanks a whole lot for this most useful programme.

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5 stars

"Using Speccy since it was a Bata."

August 10, 2010  |  By top88nynet1

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

Excellent Program ,small footprint, uses low system resources.
Works with all windows platforms XP, VISTA, WIN 7 32/64

Cons

None with my Systems.

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4 stars

"very good product"

August 10, 2010  |  By darufr

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

eas of use and clear program

Cons

i don't have any cons

Summary

i like its interface and not being a tecky it is not hard to use or interpet thank you

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4 stars

"Lots of Info"

August 08, 2010  |  By GoBlue_ece117

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

Good program. Gives lots of information. It is more than CPU-Z.

Cons

Could use Battery info. (charge, wear percentage...)

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5 stars

"Very Good Program"

August 05, 2010  |  By wuzup_

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

What I like is that it provides internal temperatures of the core and hard drive. It gives very specific info on just about every piece of hardware and software on your machine.

Cons

No Cons all Good.

Summary

All your computers information is just a click away. A MUST for all PC owners.

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4 stars

"I see it as a very useful and interesting programme"

August 04, 2010  |  By issoop

 |  Version: Speccy 1.03.162

Pros

It gives me everything I want to know about my computerI

Cons

You are doing a good job. A very good software

Summary

Please keep it up

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.03.162
Version 1.03 has better saving and printing.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date July 15, 2010
Date Added July 15, 2010
Version 1.03.162
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.89MB
File Name spsetup128.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 373,863
Downloads Last Week 1,366
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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