Alternatives to CrystalCPUID for all platforms with any license

  • CPU-Z

    CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM...

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com

    CPU-Z icon
  • I-Nex

    I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows...

    Free Open Source Linux

    I-Nex icon
  • SIW

    SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely...

    Commercial Windows PortableApps.com

    SIW icon
  • WinAudit

    WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software. WinAudit is free, open...

    Free Open Source Windows

    No features added Add a feature

    WinAudit icon
  • PC Wizard

    From the makers of CPU-Z, the PC WIZARD is among the most advanced system information programs on the market. PC WIZARD 2008 is a powerful utility designed especially...

    Free Windows

    PC Wizard icon
    • Discontinued No longer maintained per notice on official site: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html
  • Sysinfo

    sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on. It is able to recognize information about:...

    Free Open Source Linux

    No features added Add a feature

    Sysinfo icon
    • Discontinued The Sysinfo website is down and Sourceforge reports the last update as being from 2013
  • gatotray

    gatotray is a tiny CPU monitor displaying several stats graphically (usage, temperature, frequency) in small space, and tight on resources.

    Free Open Source Linux

    No features added Add a feature

    gatotray icon
  • RMClock

    RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of...

    Freemium Windows

    No features added Add a feature

    RMClock icon
  • AgaueEye

    AgaueEye is a hardware monitor with in-game overlay tools(FPS) for Windows, with AgaueEye, you can monitor your hardware, like CPU/GPU/MB/HDD/RAM states, and display...

    Free Windows

    AgaueEye icon
  • Know any more alternatives to CrystalCPUID?

    Suggest an application to this list

Platforms

Show 7 less popular platforms

CrystalCPUID Comments

Comment by RadX
about CrystalCPUID · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I have used this great app on all of the AMD 64 X2 machines that I've built over the years for various people because it is able to work like Cool'n'Quiet on steroids.

As an example, here's what I've done on my PC...

Using a fixed 35% overclock on the HT bus I have set up CrystalCPUID so that under partial load the PC uses a multipler of 9 and runs just above stock speed (which would be 2.2GHz on this rather elderly dual core). In addition I also have two further multipler settings configured: One kicks in under full load and provides a 35% overclock (so 2.9GHz in this case) along with a small over-volt, while the other setting automatically switches in at idle to drop down to 1.8GHz and a small undervolt (BTW @1.8GHz there is no detectable sluggishness while typing away at this comment for instance, so don't be afraid to give underclocking a try).

That gives me the max speed possible from my cpu whenever required while still having a nice quiet idle (so no noisy fans kicking in when watching video or browsing the web) along with the knowledge that I drop more than 40w of power consumption when idling.

The direct alternative to this is RMClock, which I have also used but found to be far more complicated to set up and also less stable (things like resuming from standby were problems). If RMClock is working fine for you then I'd leave well alone, otherwise if you have an overclocked PC this is a very easy way to get cool'n'quite working reliably.

reply