Speccy

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 155 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.05.183
  • Total Downloads:
    365,783
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,956
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 18 votes

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    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 155 votes

    • 5 star 84
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
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5 stars

"best spec sheet availableg"

October 23, 2010  |  By grillmaster423

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

very detailed info a bout your cpu

Cons

absolutely none

Summary

If you would care to know what's under the hood, get this app

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3 stars

"useful check on contents and functions."

October 22, 2010  |  By hunty1311

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Quick and comprehensive viewing of my pc's contents and function, Easy on resources.

Cons

Nothing in particular

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4 stars

"Easy to read; tells you what you got."

October 19, 2010  |  By bar&jas

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Simple and concise; easy to follow.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

I like it because I can understand it.

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5 stars

"Great to use!!"

October 18, 2010  |  By teazr

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

I like this product. It's easy to use & see what's going on with your computer.

Cons

None to list.

Summary

I would recommend it for anyone to use.

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5 stars

"WOW, so much information in one place"

October 17, 2010  |  By DWhiteman2010

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Easy to use, and easy to understand

Cons

That it took so long for me to find out about it

Summary

It is a Program i can not live with out when using computers.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Program"

October 09, 2010  |  By kdep7344

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

I know a little about computers, but it has always been hard to figure out the specs for computers from manuals. This program is great and takes all the guess work out of that problem.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

This is an awesome program. I love it.

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5 stars

"Although Belarc Advisor is good, Speccy is faster."

October 08, 2010  |  By g3po2

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Speccy provides more in-depth information for certain hardware items than similar programs provide.

Cons

The software summary does not appear to be as complete as the Belarc product.

Summary

Especially when I visiting a client for the first time, I like to obtain information about what hardware and software is installed on each computer in the office. Speccy helps provide that data.

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5 stars

"Simple, easy-to-use, and complete."

October 08, 2010  |  By EddieSGC

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

It gathers information about the hardware in just few seconds and allows you to drill down to detail. It's very useful for checking out particular information about components you might have to upgrade.

Cons

Nothing for now.

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4 stars

"Great, easy to use! Keep it up!"

October 07, 2010  |  By MrTom76

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Great layout, as said easy to use. Very detailled. I like the temp meters too.

Cons

I'm from holland, and there is no dutch version??

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4 stars

"Good Product, but only sees 2 of my 4 hard-drives."

October 06, 2010  |  By BigR44

 |  Version: Speccy 1.05.183

Pros

Fast, provides helpful details, and it's free!

Cons

Only reports on 2 of my 4 hard drives

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.05.183
Version 1.05.183 has added GFX driver version to summary panel and improved HD drive type detection for AMD Phenom motherboards.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date September 23, 2010
Date Added September 23, 2010
Version 1.05.183
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.89MB
File Name spsetup127.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 365,783
Downloads Last Week 1,956
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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