CPU Speed Accelerator
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Increase the CPU allocated to your foreground applications.   Shareware ($41.15)
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CPU Speed Accelerator controls the amount of CPU time allocated to foreground applications. You want to increase the power of your Mac? 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?

Then CPU Speed Accelerator is what you need!

CPU Speed Accelerator allows you to drastically increase the CPU allocated to your foreground applications to make the most of the power of
What's New
Version 6.3:
  • A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
  • A Korean localization has been released.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



MacUpdate - CPU Speed Accelerator




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CPU Speed Accelera... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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tjekov37 reviewed on 10 Jan 2014
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 !
[Version 6.2]


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Zo219 commented on 14 Jul 2013
Way overpriced = low ratings and sales. Some devs never learn.
[Version 6.2]


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Tanner1294 reviewed on 11 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 6.2]


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Thomas-Svendsen reviewed on 15 Dec 2012
You don't have to be a professional to know how things just wont work
[Version 6.2.0.0.0]


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VictorPrijker reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
It's bloatware, of course, but, this time, I like the "Apple not being respectful" comment.
[Version 6.2.0.0.0]


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Mac-Mail commented on 16 Oct 2012
Advertised as 3MB file but it's a 6.1 MB download and the actual app is 19.6 MB

?????
[Version 6.1.0.0.0]


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Sherlockbones commented on 14 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 6.1.0.0.0]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 14 Oct 2012
We'd happily update the screenshot, but that's the only one that the developers seem to include on their site.
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Sherlockbones replied on 14 Oct 2012
MacUpdate-Warren I understand. This isn't a criticism of MacUpdate.

My point has more to do with the information the developer is putting out 'verbally' versus that which is represented pictorially. ;)

It's all about him using truth in advertising. He's marketing this as an intel ready CPU accelerator. At best it's a gui for renice that based on what people that have actually are willing to use this isn't nearly as useful.

If he has time to roll out 'updates' he should surely have a few seconds to snap a new screenshot of this application running on an Intel machine.

Of course that's just my opinion, based on my years of working with developers of commercial applications. Somehow they always made sure they kept screenshots current to the hardware the applications were meant to run on on their product pages.
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Surfspirit reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
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!
[Version 6.0.0.0.0]

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Umaromc replied on 14 Oct 2012
That's AlphaOmega Software for you.
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Sherlockbones replied on 14 Oct 2012
If people believe this accelerates their CPU I'm going to start marketing DayDoubler® it's for people that find that 24 hours in a day simply isn't enough to get all the things they want or need to get done... done.
Yes sir, with DayDoubler® you can feel like you've spent 48 hours awake in just 24!
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Dirty_Hairy reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 6.0.0.0.0]

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Umaromc replied on 14 Oct 2012
Before you wrote all this, did you notice that this software is called "CPU Speed Accelerator"? I'd LOVE to hear what else you think it might imply.
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iPoopStore reviewed on 14 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 6.0.0.0.0]

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iPoopStore replied on 14 Apr 2012
Damn auto-correct swiped a word above.LOL

"I don't know" what all the hoopla
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Lvdoc replied on 14 Apr 2012
Would you please share that Terminal command? Thanks.
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Umaromc replied on 15 Apr 2012
Lvdoc, open Activity Monitor and note the Process ID (PID) number for the app you want the CPU to give attention to. By default all processes have the same 0 (zero) level priority.

Open terminal and type;

sudo renice -20 ProcessIDHere

-20 is the highest priority a program can be given. You'll also be prompted for your administrator password because of the Super User DO (sudo) command (just like this app wouldn't work otherwise).

This app is akin to the free Speed Freak; http://home.comcast.net/~jeff.ulicny/software/utils.html

Unfortunately that hasn't been updated in awhile, but its free and does the same thing.
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Lvdoc replied on 15 Apr 2012
Thanks. Actually, I use SpeedFreak, but as you've noted, it hasn't been updated. It still works in Lion, but it requires finding access to the Keychain Scripting bundle that's in the "Scripting Additions" folder. I used the one I had in Snow Leopard, and I found another one in a google search. But that's kind of a hassle, and I don't know how all will work in Mountain Lion. I'm not sure I'd want to do the Terminal command for every single application. Any chance there's a universal command that automatically makes the frontmost application the fastest/priority?
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lamontDakota replied on 13 Oct 2012
"It's free and does the same thing."

But, it's also a gigantic pain in the ass. Not forty-dollars'-worth of pain, though.
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Eduoliveros rated on 15 Sep 2013

[Version 6.2]



bduffy rated on 19 Aug 2013

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Leopard-10.5.8 rated on 04 Jul 2013

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Psychos rated on 14 Oct 2012

[Version 6.1.0.0.0]



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Sherlockbones rated on 14 Oct 2012

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Surfspirit rated on 14 Oct 2012

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Lookky rated on 14 Apr 2012

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Bdkennedy1 rated on 14 Apr 2012

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j-d rated on 22 Feb 2012

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Deserthillbilly rated on 19 Feb 2012

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Version Downloads:153
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Shareware
Date:01 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $41.15
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CPU Speed Accelerator controls the amount of CPU time allocated to foreground applications. You want to increase the power of your Mac? 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?

Then CPU Speed Accelerator is what you need!

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 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 available in Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and many other languages.
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