Speccy

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.11.256
  • Total Downloads:
    373,863
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 07, 2011
  • 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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5 stars

"Light program/quick access to system information"

July 08, 2011  |  By natakuc4

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

Gives you your system specifications as implied by the name.
In newer systems it gives quick reference to CPU temperature, Motherboard Temperature and Hard Drive Temperature.

Cons

Limited detail in the software. Belarc advisor gives you far more detail in that field.
i.e. you can obtain your Windows product key in speccy nut not your microsoft office product key, you can extract both from Belarc Advisor.

Summary

Free program, quick reference to system details and temperatures. Can obtain Windows product key. Use in conjunction to Belarc Advisor.

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5 stars

"Good program"

June 26, 2011  |  By gkvogel

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

Great. I can see all details on my system. How much ram is used etc..

Cons

None I have found.

Summary

I would recommend it to anyone.

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5 stars

"Very good!"

June 21, 2011  |  By johnbellenie

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None found

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4 stars

"GIVES ALL THE INFORMATION AT ONE GLANCE"

June 18, 2011  |  By RAJAN_VAIRAWANATHAN

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

GOOD. I CAN SEE THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF MY SYSTEM

Cons

I DIDN'T EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS

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4 stars

"Very Informative and well layed out Display"

June 16, 2011  |  By roscoeb

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

I have never had it crash. The screens give you MORE than enough information. I use it on all of my computers

Cons

None at this point

Summary

This gives me one place to get the information on each of my 5 computers. Very fast running program with alot of information.

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5 stars

"Very nice app"

June 14, 2011  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

Provides useful information that would be very difficult to obtain without similar programs.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

Very worthwhile - 5 stars

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5 stars

"Does the job"

June 09, 2011  |  By jeffkreiger

 |  Version: Speccy 1.11.256

Pros

All the info I need

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

Does the job

Updated on Jun 20, 2011

Easy to Use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.11.256
Version 1.11.256 includes stability and speed fixes on Windows 7 SP1 and improves detection of Norton Internet Security 2011.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date June 06, 2011
Date Added June 07, 2011
Version 1.11.256
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit
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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