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CPU Speed Accelerator
CPU Speed Accelerator
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CPU Speed Accelerator free download for Mac

CPU Speed Accelerator for Mac10.0

22 July 2021

Increase the CPU allocated to your foreground applications.

What is CPU Speed Accelerator for Mac

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 10.0:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Big Sur.

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elfireproduct111
elfireproduct111
Apr 28 2021
9.0
0.0
Apr 28 2021
0.0
Version: 9.0
Have seen cheaper garbage in softonic
ylluminate
ylluminate
Nov 13 2016
8.0
0.0
Nov 13 2016
0.0
Version: 8.0
How does this interact with App Tamer when it is in use?
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Mar 30 2015
7.0
0.0
Mar 30 2015
0.0
Version: 7.0
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!
kinku2002
kinku2002
Dec 31 2014
7.0
0.5
Dec 31 2014
0.5
Version: 7.0
it takes less time to type RENICE into terminal than it does to use this. utter crap
tjekov37
tjekov37
Dec 30 2014
7.0
0.5
Dec 30 2014
0.5
Version: 7.0
$41 !!!! REALY ?!!! This is a joke . Are YOU Crazy !!!!!!!!!!!
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Dec 29 2014
7.0
0.5
Dec 29 2014
0.5
Version: 7.0
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.
jchristie07
jchristie07
Dec 29 2014
7.0
0.5
Dec 29 2014
0.5
Version: 7.0
$40.84 for simply running a Terminal command.... and the developer as the audacity to complain about Apple's fee to sell their app in the Mac App Store! What a joke... also, this does nothing to your CPU. It simply tells OS X which process to give full priority to. OS X already handles this intelligently and automatically for you.
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Dec 29 2014
7.0
0.0
Dec 29 2014
0.0
Version: 7.0
"CPU Speed Accelerator will help you increase the power of your Ma," My Ma doesn't need more power! Seriously though, this does not accelerate the speed of your CPU.
jack2001
jack2001
Sep 24 2014
6.4
5.0
Sep 24 2014
5.0
Version: 6.4
saranno vere le critiche che sono state fatte, ma finalmente ho trovato un'app che mi tiene bassa la percentuale di cpu usata
Arkham6
Arkham6
May 30 2014
6.4
0.5
May 30 2014
0.5
Version: 6.4
A renice front-end for 40$? Wow, I cannot skip this out fast enough.
umaromc
umaromc
May 29 2014
6.4
0.5
May 29 2014
0.5
Version: 6.4
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20030618073032368 Check out Mac OS X's built-in 'renice' command instead, for free.
GeogProf
GeogProf
May 29 2014
6.4
0.5
May 29 2014
0.5
Version: 6.4
Utter crap from a talentless, greedy, deceitful developer. This does NOT increase your CPU speed, it just gives top priority to whichever app is in the foreground. Snake oil dreck.
GeogProf
GeogProf
May 29 2014
6.4
0.5
May 29 2014
0.5
Version: 6.4
Utter crap from a talentless, greedy, deceitful developer. This does NOT increase your CPU speed, it just gives top priority to whichever app is in the foreground. Snake oil dreck.
tjekov37
tjekov37
Jan 10 2014
6.2
0.5
Jan 10 2014
0.5
Version: 6.2
Guys, Why my registration data not worked with v 6, only with v5x ? This is incorrect from Your side :-( Or for update the program you wont pay again ? This conditions is never have in your web site !
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jul 14 2013
6.2
0.0
Jul 14 2013
0.0
Version: 6.2
Way overpriced = low ratings and sales. Some devs never learn.
Tanner1294
Tanner1294
Apr 11 2013
6.2
3.0
Apr 11 2013
3.0
Version: 6.2
This is definitely just a prioritizer but it's also the best one there is. The biggest reason I use it is on my PowerBook G4 which struggles doing the OS X leopard animations such as when using Exposé, this app eliminates those animation stutters. Other than that no it doesn't do much so 40 bucks it IS NOT WORTH IT.
Thomas-Svendsen
Thomas-Svendsen
Dec 15 2012
6.2.0.0.0
0.5
Dec 15 2012
0.5
Version: 6.2.0.0.0
You don't have to be a professional to know how things just wont work
VictorPrijker
VictorPrijker
Oct 17 2012
6.2.0.0.0
1.0
Oct 17 2012
1.0
Version: 6.2.0.0.0
It's bloatware, of course, but, this time, I like the "Apple not being respectful" comment.
Mac-Mail
Mac-Mail
Oct 16 2012
6.1.0.0.0
0.0
Oct 16 2012
0.0
Version: 6.1.0.0.0
Advertised as 3MB file but it's a 6.1 MB download and the actual app is 19.6 MB ?????
Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
Oct 14 2012
6.1.0.0.0
1.0
Oct 14 2012
1.0
Version: 6.1.0.0.0
I wish to point out what's been pointed out before. The screenshot shows a PowerPC CPU. The System Requirements on the other hand specify Intel. What's wrong with this picture? Caveat Emptor!
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
Sep 18 2012
6.0.0.0.0
0.5
Sep 18 2012
0.5
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
Call What it is!! This is a process prioritize!! This DOES NOT in any way make the CPU faster! Charging 39$ for this!?!!???!!! This is a SCAM!
Dirty-Hairy
Dirty-Hairy
Apr 16 2012
6.0.0.0.0
5.0
Apr 16 2012
5.0
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
I agree with ipoopstore. What a bunch of losers and trolls with the ignorant comments and reviews. I couldn't even begin to guess how many tools are front-ends for Terminal commands. But no one is whining like spoiled children about them. I read a comment recently that sums up the losers and their hate. "People pay for conveniences like valet parking and hair cuts. They could have parked their own car and slapped a bowl on their head to cut their hair to avoid paying the fees/tips. The same logic applies to Terminal and Mac tools. You can do it yourself or you can pay for the convenience of a tool to do it for you. The choices are up to each person. And I doubt the trolls can comprehend the fact there will always be a market for conveniences or the simple fact that there are Mac users with handicaps. My aunt can hardly type in her own name because her hands are too arthritic and the pain is excruciating. She wears a holstered sidearm with a hair trigger and I'd bet she'd shoot any troll between the eyes telling her to use Terminal instead of software that does the same." Too bad his aunt couldn't find the retards that gave this a bad rep for their own ignorance.
iPoopStore
iPoopStore
Apr 15 2012
6.0.0.0.0
5.0
Apr 15 2012
5.0
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
I don't what all the hoopla from the trolls below is all about. Seriously kiddies, get a life or go whack it to some porno. This app does what it is intended to do, and that is to give the front most app full focus. No scam here geniuses. Who care's it's a GUI front-end for a Terminal command. How many Mac tools are not? LOL I do have one complaint. The price of this tool is far too much. It should be competitive with App Tamer. 5 stars for everything but 1 star for value.
Ishanb
Ishanb
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
0.5
Apr 14 2012
0.5
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
All this does is prioritize CPU cycles to the foreground app. So, for example, if you render something in Photoshop, and then decide to check your mail with your app of choice, Photoshop will slow down drastically and increase your rendering times accordingly. If you only run one app at a time (+Finder), you'll make the Finder sluggish. This is a scam, folks, and it's easy enough to accomplish the same thing using the Terminal app, part of the Mac OS.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
0.0
Apr 14 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
A whopping $39 for this? I hope you're joking. Sorry but I'll pass. I tried it on my Mac Mini with Lion 10.7.3 and the program won't even run.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
0.5
Apr 14 2012
0.5
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
Snake Oil... I'd be surprised if this makes it into the AppStore. And $39??? Come on...
MetroMrX
MetroMrX
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
1.0
Apr 14 2012
1.0
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
Crap-ware is the correct phrase to use.
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
0.5
Apr 14 2012
0.5
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
If this weren't posted on this site I would have thought it was a joke. Unfortunately some schmuck will hand over their money.
Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
Apr 14 2012
6.0.0.0.0
1.0
Apr 14 2012
1.0
Version: 6.0.0.0.0
I'm still laughing at the screenshot of it running on a PPC mac. Seriously. If you're going to try to get people to pay for this and you say it's been updated for Lion you'd think the screenshot would show it running on relatively current hardware
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 2 2010
5.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
2.0
Sep 2 2010
2.0
Version: 5.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
:-D I had a good laugh reading all the posts here! Looks like the dev has a lot of enemies! :-D Well, I'm afraid I must disagree with the gentlemen that wrote before me: I may have a strange computer but it works for me! Not with every app (VLC is stuttering, so in fact, an exclude list of apps wouldn't be a bad idea), not a 200% acceleration. Indeed, you can't even talk of acceleration, but using it with my Digidesign ProTools - that was stopping playing probably because of a conflict with some background app - made it play flawlessly. I compared it with Renicer and the result, in my ProTools business as in Apple's Activity Monitor is clear: Renicer wasn't doing antything while CPU Speed did.
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Feb 10 2010
5.1.-2147483648
1.0
Feb 10 2010
1.0
Version: 5.1.-2147483648
This is a joke, right? The dev for has read the book 'How to rip off people without doing anything'. Shame on you
Maulrat
Maulrat
Feb 8 2010
5.1.-2147483648
1.0
Feb 8 2010
1.0
Version: 5.1.-2147483648
Its from AlphaOmega ... does anymore need to be said?
26cab40
26cab40
Feb 8 2010
5.1.-2147483648
1.0
Feb 8 2010
1.0
Version: 5.1.-2147483648
A rip off. Charging this much for slapping a badly written front end on somebody else's work is a disgrace. AlphaOmega software are a disgrace.
Section8
Section8
Nov 9 2009
5.0
1.0
Nov 9 2009
1.0
Version: 5.0
frontend for renice. DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM.
Bs0d
Bs0d
Jul 11 2009
4.4
1.0
Jul 11 2009
1.0
Version: 4.4
Do not ever pay for this. Useless, unsafe, unpractical, well overpriced. That about sums it up. Quite honestly, it's like having one more item in the menu bar, that's pretty much just sitting there -- doing nothing at all. As noted before by another user, this developer only has useless software that he makes ppl pay ridiculous prices for.
O5220803
O5220803
Jun 27 2009
4.4
0.0
Jun 27 2009
0.0
Version: 4.4
No Thanks!
Mr-lon
Mr-lon
May 18 2009
4.4
0.0
May 18 2009
0.0
Version: 4.4
HAR..HAR..HAR
ultratiem
ultratiem
May 18 2009
4.4
1.0
May 18 2009
1.0
Version: 4.4
OS X allocates CPU usage based on need. Other than actually upgrading your physical processor, there is no way to bleed out more performance from your current chip, despite what the developer will have you believe. Moreover, asking price for an unproven and theoretically useless app is bordering on criminal. Nothing to see here folks... ok maybe you can take note of a developer without any skill, wanting to line their pockets... with your hard earned cash. If you feel like burning money, donate it to a worthy cause instead.
Plasterpyrus
Plasterpyrus
May 18 2009
4.4
0.0
May 18 2009
0.0
Version: 4.4
Dude! if you are going to say something is free than make it free! The fifth column ask for type of license and the sixth ask for price. So when you put free then that means your asking price is Zero, Nada, get it. Then maybe people might not be so critical of your overpriced software!
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
May 17 2009
4.4
0.0
May 17 2009
0.0
Version: 4.4
Greek localization for Version 4.4, whoopee! Let's break out the retsina and all drink a toast to the developer for this brilliant move. A new localization in itself warrants a new posting here on Macupdate?. I mean, there's no update to CPU Speed Accelerator other than Greek localization, huh? Way to go, developer. You've already established a bad reputation for yourself here at MacUpdate. But you really want to dig a deeper hole for yourself, right. You've long demonstrated a propensity for shooting yourself in the foot, haven't you? Well, pour me another glass and I'll have another serving of spanakopita, please. Let's all get up and dance at news of this new localization. (Pretty slimy of you, AlphaOmega, if ya really want to know)
Captain-Nemo
Captain-Nemo
May 17 2009
4.4
0.0
May 17 2009
0.0
Version: 4.4
Tiens donc ! Chiotasso est allé se faire voir chez les Grecs !
Jan13
Jan13
Feb 13 2008
3.9
0.0
Feb 13 2008
0.0
Version: 3.9
::: JUNK :::
8oo8
8oo8
May 21 2007
3.9
0.0
May 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.9
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.
New-User
New-User
May 21 2007
3.9
0.0
May 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.9
Just a front-end for the built-in UNIX renice command. There are other, free, GUI front ends that do the same thing. No point in paying for something that's included with your OS already. Not to mention that it only "increases" the front application's performance by decreasing the performance of the rest of the OS.
Ironman
Ironman
May 20 2007
3.9
0.0
May 20 2007
0.0
Version: 3.9
It is VERY BAD to change the processes priorities !!! Don't use it without saving all your opened documents before. Besides the fact there are free alternatives ... It is even worse as a developper to add "renicing" functions inside their programs to boost it instead of taking time to optimize it. slowest = most secure
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
May 20 2007
3.9
0.0
May 20 2007
0.0
Version: 3.9
I would think that the developer would be able to release a single release with all of the languages instead of constantly releasing new "versions" updates of software, and the only things different are one additional language added. It seems like cheating the system and cheatings users. It's not a real version update at all!
Blueshead
Blueshead
Dec 20 2006
3.3
0.0
Dec 20 2006
0.0
Version: 3.3
I would sooner date my ex girlfriend who hates my guts and throws things at me, then use this.. :)
Flash1296
Flash1296
Dec 18 2006
3.2
1.0
Dec 18 2006
1.0
Version: 3.2
Lousy excuse for an appl' A mere gromtend, poorly implemented, for the UNIX "renice" command.
Guest
Guest
Nov 17 2005
2.11
1.0
Nov 17 2005
1.0
Version: 2.11
Crapissimo.. makes my system unstable.
Guest
Guest
Aug 20 2005
2.10
1.0
Aug 20 2005
1.0
Version: 2.10
SpeedFreak WORKS better and is FREE. Has more cool options too...
Guest
Guest
Jul 30 2005
2.10
1.0
Jul 30 2005
1.0
Version: 2.10
When playing video streams I was getting really slow play, but after I turned on CPU speed accelerator, the video trailer played perfect.
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2005
2.9
1.0
Jan 13 2005
1.0
Version: 2.9
AlphaOmega strikes again! He really needs to come up with some new products though, to reach that magical '100th $5 shareware app' mark.
Guest
Guest
Jan 9 2005
2.9
1.0
Jan 9 2005
1.0
Version: 2.9
This doesn't work! Period. Crap.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2005
2.9
0.0
Jan 8 2005
0.0
Version: 2.9
OMG this is kinda of early . Today isnt APril 1st. this app is crap and doesnt speed up anything. I take that back, it was the fast app to get trashed.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2005
2.9
1.0
Jan 8 2005
1.0
Version: 2.9
?? so many free alternatives like speedfreak and I'm not even considering the fact that using the renice command doesn't really give a noticeable speed boost
Guest
Guest
Nov 1 2004
2.7
1.0
Nov 1 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
The recent "opener" script looks for a preference file created by this software in which your login password is stored in simple Base 64 encoding which can be decoded on numerous websites such as http://www.securitystats.com/tools/base64.php This is incredibly irresponsible on the part of the developer. Apple offers free and complete information on how this software could make use of the keychain to store the password in a secure manner. See the "opener" script for a list of dozens of other software products that also store passwords outside the keychain - many in clear text. WAKE UP DEVELOPERS! http://freaky.staticusers.net/ugboard/viewtopic.php?t=10712
Guest
Guest
Oct 26 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 26 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
"THIS SOFTWARE IS UNTESTED BY MACUPDATE AND MAY NOT WORK AS CLAIMED." AND EXPECTING PEOPLE TO PAY WHEN SIMILAR AND BETTER PRODUCTS ARE OUT FOR FREE WHAT A JOKE.
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 25 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
Stop knocking on the guy, I enjoy this app. It's helpful for G3's and lower. The only problem I've noticed is that it tends to lag a bit when switching between apps, but otherwise it's very wonderful.
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 25 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
Because we all know that your CPU could be that much faster, but evil Stevie decided to intentionally slow down your computer, yet this miracle program can tap into those extra cycles. You'll have better luck speeding up your comptuter with a prayer.
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 25 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
AlphaOmega has struck again. Create a poor product that is either worthless, can be done eaiser (and usually better) with a free product created by another developer, or has absolutely no value value whatsoever (mouse distance measurer anyone?) and charge for it. That's their standard. You want to speed up your CPU, remove all AlphaOmega products from your hard drive.
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 24 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
The proper name for this program would be "background task decellerator"... I give it good marks on everything but value. It does do what the description says, however, it still can't do much. Spead Freak will do what this program does... for free. You can get Spead Freak on macupdate, just search for it.
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 24 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
Don't waste your time with this. It's 100% crap. It can't be otherwise. I suppose they keep on releasing new versions with the hope of getting some new user to try it.
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2004
2.7
1.0
Oct 24 2004
1.0
Version: 2.7
This is NOT the way to speed up Mac OS X. The application will reduce multitasking in the background to a snail's pace.
Guest
Guest
Sep 29 2004
2.4
1.0
Sep 29 2004
1.0
Version: 2.4
What a waste of space... lol
Guest
Guest
Sep 28 2004
2.4
1.0
Sep 28 2004
1.0
Version: 2.4
This thing is of limited effectiveness. But if you want to try some of these, try Speed Freak.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 31 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
I can't believe this developer did not delete his crappy applications after all the beating he took in the reviews (98% negative posts). Anybody with even the slightest bit of self-esteem would not have found on Earth a hole deep enough to hide himself.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 31 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
Don't waste your time with this bull... the only way to see a real increase in speed is spend some cash.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 30 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
Let's examine the list of "features" this program has. - It can increase by up to 30% the power of your Macintosh. This is rediculous to the point of being funny. If renicing made your computer 30% faster, UNIX would automatically renice apps to capture this speed. - It automatically detects the foreground application you are using. Simply amazing technology. - It redirects unused power of your CPU to the foreground application. All needed CPU cycles get used, whether or not this program is running. Renicing doesn't recapture wasted cycles; it just redistributes cycles when multiple programs are competing for the CPU. - You can set the percentage of acceleration to assign between 0% and 100%. Translation: you can set the crappiness of this program between 0% and 100%. (Btw, who would run this program with 0% acceleration?) - It requires the root administrator password to be activated. Maybe because renice needs an admin pw? Is this a feature? - It uses the UNIX layer of Mac OS X and tells the Process Manager to always assign the maximum priority to the foreground application. Wow, it uses UNIX. It must be advanced. This "feature" is redundant anyway. - It appears in the right side of the menu bar. So you can get at all these amazing "features" quickly. - It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use. Because it doesn't do anything but call renice. - It is available in Dutch, in English, in French, in German and in Slovenian. Considerate. (The one time I'm not being sarcastic.) - It is compatible with Extended Software Updater. Good for you.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 30 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
Another Alpha Omega gem, a front end to renice that you have to pay for while there are free alternatives and that absurdly claims to make your computer 30% faster. Suuure. Background tasks use on average 1.5% of my modest CPU, so renicing would make my computer at most 1.52% faster. Also, those background tasks are there for a reason. I hope everyone who tries this program realizes that renicing processes to low numbers can compromise stability of the computer.
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 29 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
I seriously suggest getting any other FREE renice app. like Speed Freak, really.
James
James
Aug 29 2004
2.3
0.0
Aug 29 2004
0.0
Version: 2.3
I first saw this app listed under MUMenu. I expanded the listing and saw Alpha Omega's name and "Shareware" listed with it and thought to myself "that's strange." "I thought it was free and had a different name. Given it is Alpha Omega, something is 'fishy' here." So I opened up the link and read the comments. Sure enough, my suspicions were realized. Alpha Omega had "borrowed" other idea from someone else and is trying to get money for it. I NEVER trust anything from Alpha Omega. It almost always seems to be overpriced, available from someone else for a lower cost if not free, barely functional, or a combination of the three. This is one companies products that I have learned to stay away from. I feel that orginally they had some good ideas but given their predatory business practices in my opinion they have destroyed their credibility - at least with me.
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2004
2.3
1.0
Aug 29 2004
1.0
Version: 2.3
The editor's notes, just above the description, says it all: "This software is untested by MacUpdate and may not work as claimed."
Cyberfunk2
Cyberfunk2
Aug 29 2004
2.3
1.8
Aug 29 2004
1.8
Version: 2.3
Sigh, it would seem that someone has decided to charge for a free built in utility... This utility , while not exactly snake-oil, is pretty outlandish in it's claims. if you want to speed up an app, find out it's process number in Activity Viewer and then type : sudo renice -18 XXXXX where XXXX is the process number.
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Aug 29 2004
2.3
0.0
Aug 29 2004
0.0
Version: 2.3
speedfreak does it, does it better and does it for free...but like the man said it is just a function of renice.
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2004
2.1
1.0
Mar 4 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
To one and all: Thank you so much for the heads up on this pseudo-app. I downloaded and before opening, I decided, what the heck, lets see if their are any reviews on it first. And lo and behold...
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2004
2.1
1.0
Mar 1 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
This application is excellent. I have a G3 350, and when I installed this gem, my Mac behaved like a G5. I could NOT believe the results from this application. I am happy to have paid my last $$ from my bank to pay for this software. Unfortunately I won't be able to afford to eat for a week...
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2004
2.1
1.0
Feb 28 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
I tried this app and found out to my detrement that it REALLY SUCKS. It made my system unstable and DID NOT SPEED IT UP. Every version of this program blows. What a waste.
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2004
2.1
1.0
Feb 28 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
Yes this application can increase the speed of the applications you are using on your Mac up to 30%. This is a property of the Reniceof the UNIX layer of Mac OS X command which is automatically used by this application. Benchmarks have been made: speed can be increased from 10% to 30% with applications that uses a lot of CPU like 3D, games, calculations, etc...
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2004
2.1
1.0
Feb 28 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
This app really sucks, I tried the demo of this app and it seemed fun to have. And when the developer is trying to get you to buy something he knows how. So I bought the app. And here is what happened. I didn't got the app before two months after phurchase. Then when I got it the serial number didn't work. So after 3 months when I figured out everything I found out that this f****ng app just slowed down my mac. It was going 20 - 30 % slower. Never use this app, it sucks. And if you want to use it NEVER buy it.
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2004
2.1
0.0
Feb 28 2004
0.0
Version: 2.1
To the previous poster complaining that he feels ripped off: You read all the reviews here and still bought it, your fault really. Countless people have given the suggestion to use alternative freeware apps, applescript or nice from the command line. Alot of people have already said it, and I will say it again. This is a GUI frontend to the NICE tool that is part of the Unix backend of Mac OS X. DO NOT pay for this software, you honestly will not get any performance boost from it, and it will make your system unstable. Unix already threads applications to give them the best amount of processor time, to understand this you have to remember that even though an application is running, there are other processes running in the background, like WindowService and UIService that handle drawing windows and mouse/keyboard input. When you NICE the running application to the highest priority, you take valuable processor cycles away from the other CoreService applications that are responsible for keeping the system sane. If you do not understand, feel free to email me for a more detailed explanation, but please do NOT waste your money on this.
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2004
2.1
1.0
Feb 28 2004
1.0
Version: 2.1
This is simply a GUI to the nice / renice commands... and it in NO WAY 'increases the power of your mac by 20--30 %.... ' These are pretty deceptive claims.
Guest
Guest
Feb 24 2004
2.0
1.0
Feb 24 2004
1.0
Version: 2.0
I paid go money for this software and it doesn't work. It won't accept my master password, even after I change it to something else. the password box is inactive and regardless of what you put in there, it won't accept it. I don't know what is going on. I've contacted the developer ( kneel to god) and he assured me, it was my fault, not his and no refunds. People are getting sucked in to buying this developer (kneel to god) software and getting stuck with the bill. Hey, if it doesn't work, what are going to do, sue me attitude. The guy has a probelm with this and he ponds it off on to others. This is a piece of software that is not worth the time to download it. SUCKS!!
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2004
2.0
1.0
Jan 10 2004
1.0
Version: 2.0
?? Pay for a graph interface to the nice - renice commands ?? Sniff... There are a lot of free stuff out there that do th same... even more.
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2004
2.0
1.0
Jan 10 2004
1.0
Version: 2.0
"A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther." wowww........... they clicked on the hammer in Xcode or equivalent, stuffed it and posted the file... amazing work... the "full" is AMAZING and shows how much these guys are pedant on themselves... Yap, that's pedantware...
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2004
2.0
1.0
Jan 10 2004
1.0
Version: 2.0
Version: 2.0, 1/9/2004 07:17PM PST This is an application based upon the Unix command "nice", which allows you to alter the priority of an application.. This is a standard *Nix application. If you were to search on MacUpdate for "nice", you will find other *freeware* alternatives to this. version 2.... please..... get real. A front end to "nice"... is no different to any other... save your money, if you want to use such a frontend, search MacUpdate.com for a freeware frontend - which will offer exactly the same functionality as this shareware ripoff... In additional, I might add.. looking at the description "A full recompiliation has been made". Don't be fooled. A "full recompiliation" is no effort at all.... Please avoid this application in preference to freeware alternatives which offer the same benefit.
Speeding-Ant
Speeding-Ant
Jan 10 2004
2.0
3.5
Jan 10 2004
3.5
Version: 2.0
Hey, please dont be so harsh to the developer, give him credit for trying to make a good app, and help him along, not put him down, thats not the way to boost the mac app quality. It worked very well for me, and even if it did increase it your speed by 2% its still an incerase! remember, if you cant say anything nice, dont say it at all
Guest
Guest
Dec 21 2003
1.3
1.0
Dec 21 2003
1.0
Version: 1.3
Tested on Iboo 700 mhz 640 ram, the software incresed the system performace in applications such as Photoshop and Quark, It opens aplications faster and perform all functions with less time, overall it increased speed from a 15 to 20 %
Guest
Guest
Dec 2 2003
1.3
1.0
Dec 2 2003
1.0
Version: 1.3
Well I don't know what all of you are talking about, I noticed a performance increase, and TurboMem is only for RAM, not the CPU.
Guest
Guest
Nov 30 2003
1.3
1.0
Nov 30 2003
1.0
Version: 1.3
Well, I tried this application despite the bad reviews. I found no improvement worth noticing. And it crashed a few times. Perhaps it only works on certain macs? Could'nt get a reply from the guy who develops this either so I don't think I'll be paying for this version.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 24 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
Try Turbomem it's available here on MacUpdate and FREE!
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 23 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
Charging for this kind of garbage is shameful.
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 23 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
Mac OS X shouldn't need this kind of tool. The UNIX scheduling algorithm is extremely flexible and effective, and it automatically gives more CPU to interactive applications. I've been running POVray in the background without seeing any significant hit on foreground apps, except when POVray is actually rendering into the display... in which case it's the WindowManager task that's taking the hit.
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 23 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
Nice of that guy to offer that freebie code. I had to make a small change to get it to work right on my machine. Instead of: repeat until {currentApp is not item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true)} I instead used: repeat until currentApp is not item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true) minus the "{" and "}", and worked great. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 23 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
It was pretty obvious that the developer wrote the review. It "stood out" so to speak, but thanks. The app really doesn't do anything anyway. In fact, I noticed I got better performance without it especially when using with Photoshop.
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2003
1.2
1.0
Nov 23 2003
1.0
Version: 1.2
TO EVERYBODY: Be aware that the previous 5-star rating is by the author.. he got a hell of a beating on Version Tracker for posting over 35 ballot-stuffing phony reviews about his own products. Some guy posted a piece of code that will do the same than this app on your system, and this for free. Here's the post: Save Your Money   [kemo]   Here's a "dirty" way of doing the same thing. Just compile this code in Script Editor, noting where you need to place your name and password in the code: repeat tell application "System Events" set currentApp to item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true) end tell do shell script "sudo renice 0 -u YOURNAMEHERE" password "YOURPASSWORD" with administrator privileges set currentPID to do shell script "ps -axww | grep '[/]" & currentApp & "'| awk '{print $1}'" do shell script "sudo renice -20 -p " & currentPID password "YOURPASSWORD" with administrator privileges tell application "System Events" repeat until {currentApp is not item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true)} end repeat end tell end repeat Enjoy.
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2003
1.0
1.0
Nov 20 2003
1.0
Version: 1.0
Applescript to the rescue! Punch this in to Script Editor run it. You can even save it as an app, but you'll have to force quit it. repeat tell application "System Events" set currentApp to item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true) end tell do shell script "sudo renice 0 -u YOURNAMEHERE" password "YOURPASSWORD" with administrator privileges set currentPID to do shell script "ps -axww | grep '[/]" & currentApp & "'| awk '{print $1}'" do shell script "sudo renice -20 -p " & currentPID password "YOURPASSWORD" with administrator privileges tell application "System Events" repeat until {currentApp is not item 1 of (get name of processes whose frontmost is true)} end repeat end tell end repeat
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2003
1.0
1.0
Nov 15 2003
1.0
Version: 1.0
Panther already did a good job on CPU Usage. It messes Panther quite bad while it is active.
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2003
1.0
1.0
Nov 15 2003
1.0
Version: 1.0
Causes some instability on my system with Panther while several apps are open.
Guest
Guest
Nov 14 2003
1.0
0.0
Nov 14 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
All this does is renice the foreground program to a higher priority. Doing this can cause system instability.
Guest
Guest
Nov 14 2003
1.0
1.0
Nov 14 2003
1.0
Version: 1.0
I'm running Sonnet 8oohz and 10.3.1 and I notice this G4 likes this app. I'd say 15-20%
$30.00Buy Now
1.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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