Speccy

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.16.317
  • Total Downloads:
    365,783
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2012
  • 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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5 stars

"Perfect, all the info you need"

June 24, 2012  |  By commontech22

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

This program gives you nay information you need to know about the hardware inside your computer. When in Windows, if you go to "Run" and type in DXDiag, then some of this information is displayed without the use of this program. But Speccy expands the amount of information given and makes it easy for you.

Cons

None that I have encountered

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1 stars

"Earlier version worked wonderfully, no so with 1.16.317"

March 24, 2012  |  By wyotunnelrat

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

Can't really tell as it's never completed the "Analyzing" to "Cannot initialize SPC dll stage.

Cons

I have installed, uninstalled (although if you go back to the folder, it's still there), installed, uninstalled (using both the control panel and speccy's uninstall file) downloaded again, reinstalled . . . . I tried to go back to the old version, but that was a no-go.

Summary

I would appreciate any help in solving the problems, because I loved the older version--easy to use, easy to understand, no hang-ups. Help!

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1 stars

"Repeatedly crashed my computer"

March 23, 2012  |  By crabby1

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

I'll never know.

Cons

Every time I tried to run it, I was rewarded with a BSOD, stop error 8086.

Summary

After the third crash, I gave up and uninstalled the program.

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4 stars

"all you need to know , about your computer"

March 14, 2012  |  By lambertik

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

comprehensive identification of all the componants of your machine
by name and parent company , driver versions and additional monitoring tools

Cons

none found yet.

Summary

nice , easy to use helpful program

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4 stars

"all the information you need in one little application!"

March 08, 2012  |  By Lynn_West

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

easy to install and understand.

Cons

none that I could find.

Summary

It's from Piriform, people you can trust!
A quality product!

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2 stars

"Needs more work"

March 08, 2012  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Speccy 1.16.317

Pros

Gave me information

Cons

Information was inaccurate in many cases, and it didn't show anything new that other programs already show.

Summary

I tried this because somebody posted a review on CPUZ saying Speccy shows much more information... I'm suspecting the person that posted the review was just promoting Speccy.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.16.317
Version 1.16.317 has added Windows 8 beta support and improved exception handling for CPU and GFX sections.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date March 01, 2012
Date Added March 01, 2012
Version 1.16.317
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
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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