HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.51% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardCompal 30F4
Memory3.3 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20090206
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 30 '21 at 17:51
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User JOR-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo P8600-$42
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
40.9% Average
Memory 70.5
1-Core 44.7
2-Core 84.5
44% 66.6 Pts
4-Core 65.6
8-Core 85.2
10% 75.4 Pts
64-Core 79.8
5% 79.8 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9600M-GT
HP(103C 30F4) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.01
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
1.51% Terrible
Lighting 1.9
Reflection 0.9
Parallax 0.7
2% 1.17 fps
MRender 3.1
Gravity 1.6
Splatting 2.5
2% 2.4 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.51%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB-$42
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 49 48 42 52 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 11.1
Write 54.2
Mixed 16.1
SusWrite 47
23% 32.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
17.3% Very poor
MC Read 6.1
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 5.1
16% 5.47 GB/s
SC Read 3.2
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.9
12% 4.17 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 3,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $229
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