CPU-Z is a utility which collects the detailed information about your computer hardware and shows you in the simplest of form. CPU-Z is a stand-alone application which doesn’t require any installation and provides lots of useful information to you.
PROS of CPU-Z :
1. Provides in-depth information of your computer hardware : CPU-Z provides in-depth information about your computer’s hardware. Information about motherboard, processor, memory, Cache information etc. You can notice in the screen shot below that how much information it has provided to us when I ran it on my computer and we can see that all the processor information is right next to me.
2. Fast and small in size : CPU-Z is a very small utility and is under 500 kb only. It loads up pretty quickly and collects the information and displays it to you. It just takes about 5 MB of the computer’s memory.
CONS of CPU-Z :
1. May not show the correct information : CPU-Z may not show you the correct information because if it is not updated then it may not have the information about your latest computer’s hardware.
2. Can be confusing for the new computer users : The problem with this kind of software is that it provides you lot more information than you actually may need. There are many terms which you may not be knowing but yes, a simple search on Google will tell you more about those terms.
Software version & summary :
Version : 1.41
Licence : Free
Limitations : None
Homepage : CPUID
OS Required : Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP
Overall Review & Views :
CPU-Z is a small and light utility which provides lots and lots of information about your computer’s hardware. It’s a utility which provides so much information that as a new computer user you may find it useless too. All in all, its a great utility for advanced computer users but equally important for those who are starting to use the computer (you get a chance of learning more about computer hardware). What do you think about this utility, have you ever used anything like this ?