Speccy

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.09.231
  • Total Downloads:
    365,783
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2011
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 10 votes

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    out of 155 votes

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    • 4 star 50
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    • 1 star 10
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4 stars

"Very useful."

April 07, 2011  |  By BritishConsultant

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Nice and simple

Cons

none I can think of

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5 stars

"Great System Monitoring Tool"

April 05, 2011  |  By Monahan92

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Great Interface
Easy to Read
Shows everything you need to know, would want to know and more

Cons

No GPU fan speed

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5 stars

"You can know whats under the hood"

March 31, 2011  |  By ThomLeon

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Displays your entire systems info in a flash. Like have a component parts list at your fingertips.

Cons

I have no dislikes about this program.

Summary

for a meagerly 3.4 mb of hard drive space you can see exactly whats under the hood of you system. Awesome Program!!!

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4 stars

"Very helpful"

March 13, 2011  |  By Tesza

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

a great resource of info

Cons

none that I know of

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4 stars

"Handy tool."

March 11, 2011  |  By wooferfamily

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Easy install; even easier to use.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

Consolidates the specs for your system in one tidy place.

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3 stars

"good progarm"

March 11, 2011  |  By mriebertz

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

tells me what I am wasting resources on

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Not bad, but a small design problem with the logo"

March 10, 2011  |  By raylopez99

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Works, seems to do the job other programs do in giving information, especially temperature information which is vital

Cons

The icon for the Speccy logo disappears on my new Lenovo laptop. I'll try reinstalling it. But the program still works even the the logo is missing; it just looks stupid without a logo

Summary

Works, is free.

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3 stars

"Handy and easy"

March 06, 2011  |  By brianwyndhamhopwood

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Easy to use and contains a wealth of info IN ONE PLACE

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"good quick way to get system specs"

March 05, 2011  |  By ztemplarz

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

It's free and helps with identifying hard and software

Cons

Can't think of any- maybe updating of drivers?

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5 stars

"Speccy is a standout among system utilities"

March 05, 2011  |  By gak1966

 |  Version: Speccy 1.09.231

Pros

Very comprehensive. Gives you a peek into all corners of your PCs operations and connections. The list is long: memory use, hard drives, networking, audio, peripherals, and more. And you can print or save this info to track status over time.

Cons

I have no issues with this software.

Summary

Other software gives you a snapshot here or there. Speccy brings it all together in one place so you can see what's going on under the hood. I'm not aware of any other utility that is this comprehensive. It is light on it's feet and doesn't use a lot of system resources and gathers the info very quickly. Ideal for those that are curious about what goes on inside their computer or for those that are troubleshooting a problem.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.09.231
Version 1.09.231 added Windows 7 SP1 support, improved stability of battery estimation and has stability improvements to the memory usage and RAM graphs.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date March 01, 2011
Date Added March 01, 2011
Version 1.09.231
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows, Windows 7 32-bit
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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