Speccy by Piriform Ltd. 1.32Free
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Knowing everything about your system – and I mean every single technical detail about your hardware and about all the essential software installed in it – is of great importance in various instances. Speccy, a free tool devised by the same company that develops CCleaner, the most popular system optimization tool, offers you detailed insights of all of your system’s components and peripherals in a well-organized and clear way.
Neatly classified into various sections, Speccy tells you all about your operating system, CPU, RAM memory, motherboard, graphics card and monitor, storage devices, optical drives, audio components and drivers, peripherals, and network connections. Suitable for all users, from non-techy users to IT managers, the program offers information that can be of value for both. Some will use this free app simply to know more about their computer before purchasing a new one, while others will use it as a benchmark tool to have a deeper knowledge of their computer’s performance (without being a true benchmarking utility). None of them will need to dive into their Windows system to locate and gather sensitive information about their OS, RAM memory, or motherboard, not to mention all the info that Windows simply doesn’t provide, such as the temperature of some of your hardware components (CPU, hard disk, or graphics card).
Everything that the program shows in any of its menu options can be easily saved as a screenshot or as an XML or text file without the help of any third-party tools. You can share these graphical and text reports with your IT manager or tech support to help them diagnose issues that wouldn’t be easy to spot otherwise. This is the only tool you will ever need to know all about the hardware you’re using, its performance, and its health state (S.M.A.R.T. data included), all nicely and clearly organized in intuitive menu options and data reports.
Speccy is also available in a Pro version that adds automatic updates and Premium support to all the information that the free version provides. Speccy Professional is also part of CCleaner Professional Plus, a 4-in-1 bundle that also includes the pro versions of CCleaner, Recuva, and Defraggler.
- Well-organized information
- Expands on the info that Windows provides about your system
- Gathers all hardware info in one single interface
- Exports all info to XML or text files
- Snapshot tool
- Lacks true benchmarking tools