HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 19.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.77% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 3 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 163D
Memory3.6 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110112
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:29
Run Duration341 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5 M 460-$65
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
19.2% Very poor
SC Int 27.4
SC Float 31.2
SC Mixed 33.1
24% 30.6 Pts
QC Int 96
QC Float 100
QC Mixed 97.8
22% 98 Pts
MC Int 24.6
MC Float 7.8
MC Mixed 8.6
2% 13.7 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
HP(103C 163D) 2.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2993
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
0.77% Terrible
Lighting 2.3
Reflection 2.5
Parallax 2.1
1% 2.3 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 1.5
Splatting 2.9
1% 2.1 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.77%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013)-$56
415GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 95.2
Mixed 8.76
48% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.2
65% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9 Hynix HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 6GB
1067, 1067 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
3.37% Terrible
MC Read 1.4
MC Write 1.1
MC Mixed 1.4
4% 1.3 GB/s
SC Read 0.2
SC Write 0.8
SC Mixed 0.2
1% 0.4 GB/s
Latency 1,172
3% 1,172 ns
Poor: 6%
This bench: 3.37%
Great: 46%
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 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 2,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $295
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