HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 30.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.78% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 94% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 163D
Memory3.5 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111107
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 09:47
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 94%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
30.7% Below average
SC Int 55.1
SC Float 56.2
SC Mixed 57.3
45% 56.2 Pts
QC Int 120
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 134
29% 129 Pts
MC Int 136
MC Float 151
MC Mixed 147
22% 145 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 30.7%
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. 8.15.10.2900
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
0.78% Terrible
Lighting 2
Reflection 2.4
Parallax 2.1
1% 2.17 fps
MRender 2.2
Gravity 1.5
Splatting 3
1% 2.23 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.78%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320GB-$33
199GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 66.3
Write 63.7
Mixed 60.5
48% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.18
54% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9 M471B5773CHS-CH9 6GB
1067, 1067 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
22.8% Poor
MC Read 7.6
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 8.8
22% 7.73 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 5.9
17% 6 GB/s
Latency 117
34% 117 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 47%
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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 2,184 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: $290
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