Speccy

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14.288
  • Total Downloads:
    365,783
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 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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3 stars

"Pretty Good Software"

December 22, 2011  |  By DonHansJr

 |  Version: Speccy 1.14.288

Pros

Good product if you need an overview of your system.

Cons

Some of the info gets kinda lost in the shuffle- lots of statistics, but sometimes we only need the major stuff broght to the fore.

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3 stars

"Decent info for free, not very reliable."

November 26, 2011  |  By nerdherfer

 |  Version: Speccy 1.14.288

Pros

Lots of info, most (not all) seems accurate.

Cons

It reports my SSD at 256 F. I've tried roasting marshmallows on this thing, but alas, the only thing around here that gets that hot is me after trying out an Iobit product.

Summary

Just like a gossipy co-worker who thinks they know everything, take everything this program tells you with a grain of salt. But just like that coworker, there is still lots of good info if you learn what is accurate by cross referencing with some other sources.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.14.288
Version 1.14.288 has added System Folders to Operating System and improved detection of new SSD drives.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date November 24, 2011
Date Added November 24, 2011
Version 1.14.288
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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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