CPU Speed Accelerator
CPU Speed Accelerator
8.1

3.0

CPU Speed Accelerator free download for Mac

CPU Speed Accelerator

8.1
19 March 2018

Increase the CPU allocated to your foreground applications.

Overview

CPU Speed Accelerator will help you increase the power of your Ma, at very low cost. You want to increase by 20% to 30% the speed of your applications without spending money in new hardware? You want to automatically always make the most of the power of your CPU to the foreground application you are using?

CPU Speed Accelerator allows you to drastically increase the CPU allocated to your foreground applications to make the most of the power of your Mac.

  • It can increase by up to 30% the power of your Mac.
  • It automatically detects the foreground application you are using.
  • It redirects unused processing power of your CPU to the foreground application.
  • You can set the percentage of acceleration between 0% and 100%.
  • It tells the Process Manager of the UNIX layer of Mac OS X to always assign the maximum priority to the foreground application.
  • It appears in the right side of the menu bar.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is absolutely not harmful at all for you Mac and your Applications, since it does not modify anything on your Mac but just optimizes its processing power, only when the application is running.
  • It is available in Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and many other languages.

What's new in CPU Speed Accelerator

Version 8.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with High Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra:
  • Under Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, if you're launching the Application for the first time, Mac OS' GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developer).

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8oo8
21 May 2007

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This developer's got about 30 different apps for sale, all pretty simple and most of them essentially the same as others available elsewhere for free or for far, far less than the 15 Euros, or $20 that he charges for all of them. Some of his software is of very little, or no practical use. All of his software are horribly overpriced. I truly think that he's just simply incapable of coming up with anything both unique and useful, so he largely capitalizes on other's ideas, which he then markets to the unsophisticated and unwary. I think that he's essentially interested in making a fast buck(or Euro), and doesn't have the talent for or interest in creating innovative software; he hasn't a clue of what "craftsmanship" means in software creation. Quite frankly, I have nothing but CONTEMPT for him. There are any number of talented software developers out there who put their hearts and souls into creating and developing just one piece of work, but a piece of work that is both beautifully conceived and designed and, indeed, are true works of art. Creations that are unique, eminently useful and a pleasure to use. AlphaOmegaSoftware needs to sit at their feet and learn from them. AlphaOmegaSoftware....the first and last word in MEDIOCRITY.
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Version 3.9
doomups
24 January 2018
You may follow the step by step guide to download your needed Russian Accelerator video at http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/download-russian-accelerator-videos.html
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Version 8.0
ylluminate
13 November 2016
How does this interact with App Tamer when it is in use?
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Version 8.0
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
07 December 2017
I see no reason to use both simultaneously and would recommend against it.

They're both designed to perform the same function and I don't see any reason why there would be an improvement by running one on top of the other. Choose one and let it do its job.

One is $15 and rated 4 stars.
The other is more than twice the price and rated 1.5 stars.
Your choice, but it looks like an easy decision to me.
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WordWeaver
30 March 2015
As others have noted below, the name of this app is a very deceptive -- and no doubt intentional -- misnomer. The fact is that no app can really speed up your computer's processors any faster than they were designed to function by their manufacturer. Let's not confuse renicing -- prioritizing CPU processing power on one particular app -- with really speeding up your machine. $40.00 for this deceptive nonsense? I think not!
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Version 7.0
kinku2002
31 December 2014
it takes less time to type RENICE into terminal than it does to use this. utter crap
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Version 7.0
tjekov37
30 December 2014
$41 !!!! REALY ?!!! This is a joke . Are YOU Crazy !!!!!!!!!!!
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Version 7.0
Dana-Sutton
29 December 2014
If the object of the exercise is to maximize the developer's income, then I strongly suspect that selling a lot of copies for $00.99 would be a lot more profitable than selling next to no copies for $41.00. You would think that anybody with the brains needed to create software would be able to figure out simple facts of life like that, but there are a handful of developers who entirely fail to Get The Point. That's why some developers will be eating a fine steak tonight while others are down in their parents' basement dining on Alpo.
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Version 7.0
3 answer(s)
Mac5
Mac5
29 December 2014
I'm pleased to see that there are others who view these so called apple developers as nothing more than con artists looking to take money of Mac users and offering a piece of crap for a few cents.. but with enough people buying this rubbish it very soon amounts to a nice tidy sum of money.
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Maulrat
Maulrat
30 December 2014
right when I saw the title of the software, CPU Speed Accelerator, the name "AlphaOmega" immediately came to mind ... and sure enough once I clicked it is them .... I don't understand how or why this 'company" is still around but MacUpdate is not helping matters by continuing to give them free advertising via proxy by upgrades ... this company is the dirtiest of the dirt, the lowest of the lows, and they seem to be still sharking the waters looking for new unsuspecting victims for roughly 15+ years now ... shame on both AO and MU for letting this nonsense continue on
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
30 November 2016
Yeah, and those stupid car companies would sell a lot more for $100 than they do for 30k.

You would think that anybody with the brains to manufacture vehicles would be able to figure out simple facts of life like that, but all the manufacturers entirely fail to get the point.

I know I’d buy more than one if they were a lot cheaper. Their loss!
Now they aren’t getting my 2,3,4 hundred dollars.

It’s their own fault they’ll be dining on Alpo instead of steak - greedy bastards always trying to make a profit!

Dana, you had no right to leave a REVIEW for something you never used just because you don’t like the price, and neither did the other morons who did the same.
Learn how to use the dropdown and choose COMMENT next time!

The developer DOES have the right to list their software for whatever price they see fit, even if others don’t like it.
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jchristie07
29 December 2014
$40.84 for simply running a Terminal command.... and the developer as the audacity to complain about Apple's fee to sell their app in the Mac App Store! What a joke... also, this does nothing to your CPU. It simply tells OS X which process to give full priority to. OS X already handles this intelligently and automatically for you.
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Version 7.0
1 answer(s)
Arkham6
Arkham6
30 December 2014
You said all that I came here to say.
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RavenNevermore
29 December 2014
"CPU Speed Accelerator will help you increase the power of your Ma," My Ma doesn't need more power! Seriously though, this does not accelerate the speed of your CPU.
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Version 7.0
jack2001
24 September 2014
saranno vere le critiche che sono state fatte, ma finalmente ho trovato un'app che mi tiene bassa la percentuale di cpu usata
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Version 6.4
Arkham6
30 May 2014
A renice front-end for 40$? Wow, I cannot skip this out fast enough.
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Version 6.4
$36.94

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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