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PowerSuite 2010

Posted: May 14th, 2010 Posted By: Gremelin

Publisher: Uniblue
Price: $59.95
Shipping Medium: Only available as a Download.
Rating: 4/5
System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:

  • Intel Pentium 3 500MHz or Equivalent processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 350 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 1024x768, High Color 16 bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Active Internet Connection

Recommended system requirements:

  • Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or Equivalent processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 750 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 1024x768 true color (highest 32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Active Internet Connection

Note
Active Internet Connection needed for Program and Driver Updates.

Languages Supported
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Finnish, Greek, Turkish, Portugese-Brazilian and Polish



Description

Your computer is a complex assemblage of technologies that need management and maintenance to run smoothly.

Unless cleaned, your registry will accumulate harmful entries. Without regular updates, your hardware drivers can become obsolete. Furthermore there are a whole range of settings, files and processes that require careful administration.

With so many vulnerabilities needing ongoing maintenance, it is easy to see why most computers degrade and slow down with use.

PowerSuite is the complete performance solution for your PC.

Merging RegistryBooster, DriverScanner and SpeedUpMyPC under a single interface, PowerSuite boosts and protects vulnerable but critical system elements tied to speed and stability.

RegistryBooster cleans and defragments your registry to optimize your system, DriverScanner updates your drivers to improve hardware function, while SpeedUpMyPC manages system configuration and resource allocation for maximum speed.

With PowerSuite your computer will get the ultimate performance step-up and maintenance that is automatic, reliable and ongoing.



Review

Speedup My PC 2010, by Uniblue Software, is an affordable method of keeping your computer up-to-date and running smoothly.

We've done previous reviews for products by Uniblue and have been heavily impressed in the past, so when we received an inquiry from our friend Hilary at Uniblue Software asking us to give their new product "PowerSuite 2010" a spin and jumped at the chance!

This new product merges three of their other products into one powerful suite geared towards repairing issues on your computer that you may not have noticed where faulty.

The three components of the suite (well rather, three merged products) are:

  • RegistryBooster: RegistryBooster is the easy answer to Windows registry problems. This award winning software will deep scan your registry to identify problems and errors that can cause instability and slowdown. RegistryBooster will then repair or remove harmful registry entries to optimize your PC for better performance. You can also defragment your registry for extra speed and efficiency.
  • SpeedUpMyPC: SpeedUpMyPC scans your computer to identify the processes, files and settings that are slowing you down, before wielding a powerful range of tools to optimize your system for improved performance. With single click simplicity, network settings, RAM and CPU function are all scanned, cleaned and tuned for speed, while junk files are deleted for space. The result is a computer that works faster and better.
  • DriverScanner: Built with simplicity in mind, DriverScanner scans your computer to provide a list of drivers that need to be updated. With single click convenience, DriverScanner will then safely install each update on your PC.

I had been having some issues with my Soundcard Drivers on one of my systems and was really quite curious how well the Driver Scanner portion of the suite could identify any potential issues.

For the purposes of this review, the system that I'm running is a 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine with a Quad Core Intel processor with 4GB dedicated system memory which I have been having some system issues with; since this product is geared towards repairing system issues this machine was specifically chosen for the purposes of this review.

The suite has an scheduler feature that allows you to set the three components to scan at increments of "Every Day", "Every Week", "Every 2 Weeks", and "Monthly"; which will let you keep your system in top shape without having to remember. Best of all, each component has its own scheduler task so you can customize what runs when.

I ran a scan through all 3 of the portions of the program and came with the following issues:
Registry Booster - 411 Errors
Speed Booster - 7215 Issues
Driver Scanner - 1 Outdated Driver

The registry scan and repair went through far faster than other products that I've tried in the past (and what seemed a lot faster than previous version of the same product that I've used in the past).

After a reboot I have noticed my system's speed being significantly faster, almost to the point of a fresh install of Windows (7). I'm sure that several of the (411) registry errors or the (7215 suspected) issues reported by the Speed Booster was the culprit.

Oh, and as for my soundcard issue, well, where Driver Scanner did find and update my soundcard driver, I'm still having the issue I had before (which I'm relatively sure is a corrupted codec on my machine); however, the bass on the card sounds better with the updated driver :P.



The Good

Does an efficient job of scanning for registry for errors and outdated drivers.



Final Thoughts

Well worth the $59.95 (€49.95/£39.95) price tag to have the security of automatic system scans; competing products cost at least this for one option, let alone the three portions of the suite combined.

I'm also glad that the portions of the suite no longer depend on the .NET framework and all seem to work far faster than past versions. The fact that Uniblue worked hard to be a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner shows their level of commitment to ensuring their products run safely and efficiently.

The only real thing that I could think of to round off the suite would be some sort of Malware/Spyware scanner; I think it'd be a one stop shop for fixing your registry/system at that point... But for what the program is, it definitely is a product that I'll be finding myself using in the future.



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