HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 22.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.05% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemHP Compaq dx2450 Microtower  (all builds)
MotherboardPEGATRON 2A72h
Memory1 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 29 '18 at 09:07
Run Duration232 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 3 cores, 3 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
22.7% Poor
SC Int 47.6
SC Float 28.4
SC Mixed 35.2
30% 37.1 Pts
QC Int 142
QC Float 89.6
QC Mixed 112
26% 114 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 91.6
MC Mixed 110
18% 115 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
HP(103C 2A72) 128MB
Ram: 128MB, Driver: 307.83
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.05% Terrible
Lighting 0.4
Reflection 0.5
Parallax 0.3
0% 0.4 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.05%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD161GJ 160GB-$25
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC0
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 82.9
Write 76.3
Mixed 79.2
60% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.36
86% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 62%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$8
16GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
8.08% Terrible
Read 22
Write 8.63
Mixed 10.2
15% 13.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.24
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.52
56% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.08%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x2GB
1 of 4 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
15.8% Very poor
MC Read 5
MC Write 4.7
MC Mixed 5
14% 4.9 GB/s
SC Read 4
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.7
12% 4.37 GB/s
Latency 113
36% 113 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 15.8%
Great: 29%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Compaq dx2450 Microtower Builds (Compare 51 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower

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