Speccy

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 155 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.27.703
  • Total Downloads:
    366,233
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,956
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Speccy displays your PC's specifications: everything from software and hardware versions to peripherals, storage, graphics, and network data. Its compact program size and layout make it a versatile tool for upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Speccy is a great place to start when you need to know something about your computer.

Pros

Specs and stats: Speccy displays your system's specifications and other available data under expandable category headings like Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Optical Drives, and Audio.

Temperature and voltage: Speccy can display real-time temperatures and voltages from sensors in most motherboards. Tiny graphs expand to full size when clicked.

Save and export data: You can take, load, and publish Snapshots of Speccy's reports or save data as Text or XML files that technical support can use to diagnose computer problems.

Cons

No alarms: While Speccy displays temperature and voltage data, it lacks alerts or notifications to excessive temperatures and voltage fluctuations. Similar tools offer such features, though in fairness that's a job that's probably best done by proper monitoring software, especially if heat and power issues are of concern.

Bottom Line

Speccy is a versatile tool that doesn't take up much space on the disk or desktop yet earns its keep every time you need to find out something about your PC. It's a reliable "daily driver" that strikes a good balance between the basic information available from Windows and similar specification tools that return an overwhelming amount of data.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great details, fast and accurate, and free"

October 30, 2014

 |  Version: Speccy 1.26.698

Pros

get all the relevant information about your computer, make it easy to upgrade or know what drivers or capabilities your system have. i Have some other programs, but this one is the most complete and accurate.

Cons

None to mention..

Summary

Highly recommended program if you need to know what is inside your PC.

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5 stars

"Very Good Program"

September 24, 2014  |  By simonjohn2004

 |  Version: Speccy 1.26.698

Pros

This is a free Proram that works getting all your Specifications

Cons

No cons at all

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5 stars

"Excellent utility"

March 22, 2014  |  By canada-dry

 |  Version: Speccy 1.25.674

Pros

Works super-fast on my Windows 8.1 laptop.
Great looking interface, very user-friendly and easy to use.
Tells you everything you want to know about your system hardware and OS. Plus its free!

Cons

None. This company makes great software. I use CCLeaner all the time.

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4 stars

"Rather useful for admins"

March 20, 2014  |  By lucas8598

 |  Version: Speccy 1.25.674

Pros

Good number of stuff onboard. Did well on my desktops.

Cons

It frozed on my Dell laptop (win7).

Summary

Good for monitoring.

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5 stars

"Very Extensive Depth of Data"

January 22, 2014  |  By Ira33629

 |  Version: Speccy 1.24.632

Pros

Speccy goes far beyond the typical system information tools' hardware granularity, drilling deep down to display accurate detail of hardware sub(sub)-components, detail that often surpasses what can bed found in a vendor's own service manuals (e.g. manufacturer, size, type, quantity, and speed of the chips on each RAM board inserted into each RAM slot).

Cons

On most systems, Speecy causes a noticeable sustained high CPU utilization even after obtaining and displaying the detailed component information. This appears due to its monitoring hardware for changes, which is evident when you the numerous temperature sensors changing.

Summary

Reliable, accurate detail on hardware, OS, and software in modern Windows-based computers. Unbeatable in free utilities.

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1 stars

"Seriously crashed my PC every time I ran it."

January 12, 2014  |  By RadioMikeB

 |  Version: Speccy 1.24.632

Pros

None. Waste of time.

Cons

Speccy crashed my PC each time on opening, resulting in BSOD with Bad Pool Header Data message. Scary! It's a good few years since I suffered anything like that! Tried to uninstall but was initially thwarted due to it not appearing in the installed programs list either in Windows or in CCleaner! (Acerpower F5 running Win XP SP3).

Fortunately there was an uninstall.exe in the relevant program files folder which removed it successfully. Phew! Won't be trying that again.

Summary

Dodgy software. Very disappointed with Piriform, who have (had) a good reputation based on the excellent CCleaner.

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1 stars

"Latest version crashes every time"

October 30, 2013  |  By MisterNeutron

 |  Version: Speccy 1.22.537

Pros

None. Version 1.23.569 just keeps crashing.

Cons

On a Dell XPS 8300, Win7/64 (fully patched), Speccy 1.23.569 crashes pretty much every time it runs.

Summary

Download 1.22.537. That one seems to run properly. Ignore any offers to update it.

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5 stars

"Very useful!"

May 17, 2013  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Speccy 1.21.491

Pros

Lots of info in one window. Especially glad for the temperatures.

Cons

I'd love to see some history graphs so I can use it to monitor temperature or gpu and cpu usage.

Summary

Useful, almost has everything I need.

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1 stars

"Not to good"

May 07, 2013  |  By anothergamer

 |  Version: Speccy 1.21.491

Pros

Small download,its free

Cons

Downloaded and installed this yesterday , it imediately started scanning, 5 minutes later it gave info. on my optical and sound drives. I let it scan for 3 hours wich turned up no further information. Today I placed speccy under exceptions in my firewall and gave it another chance with the same results. Speccy used 100 percent of my cpu both times. Closeing speccy closed the window butt continued to run speccy .exe at you guessed it 100 percent cpu. Had to terminate process both times.

Summary

Had high hopes for this one only to be let down. I use cccleaner from Pritform and since I found no negative reviews for this program I gave it a try. No I wont be recommending speccy to anyone. I will now uninstall this piece of .... sotware.

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5 stars

"Highly informative"

April 20, 2013  |  By eladsit

 |  Version: Speccy 1.21.491

Pros

With this program I can see the health of my system temperature wise

Cons

When the temperatures of different components start to rise too high I immediately look for reason, fan failure, dust or dirt especially on the CPU or even a blockage of vents.

Summary

This program is a lifesaver of my system, not like my car which has a automatic program that tells me where and if there is a problem low tire pressure, burnt out light, low brake fluid or oil pressure or amount in pan.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.27.703
  • Added Windows 10 compatibility.
  • Updated CPU detection for latest Intel i7 processors.
  • Improved Intel Series 9 and X99 chipset support.
  • Improved Windows Hotfixes grouping (Installed and Not Installed).
  • Improved searching algorithm.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • GUI improvements.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 16, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 1.27.703
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.89MB
File Name spsetup127.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 366,233
Downloads Last Week 1,956
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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