HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 21.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.35% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive73.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 1 month 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.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 181C
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160907
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:02
Run Duration334 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-2450M-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
21.9% Poor
SC Int 47.6
SC Float 50.9
SC Mixed 49
39% 49.2 Pts
QC Int 78.6
QC Float 78.4
QC Mixed 82
18% 79.7 Pts
MC Int 86.7
MC Float 89.8
MC Mixed 96.4
14% 91 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
HP(103C 181C) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
2.35% Terrible
Lighting 7
Reflection 9.4
Parallax 5.1
2% 7.17 fps
MRender 6.1
Gravity 4
Splatting 10.3
3% 6.8 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.35%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$111
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 475
Write 291
Mixed 323
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 23.6
95% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 40.2
65% 130 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 100%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
604GB free
Firmware: JE4O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 92.9
Write 88.7
Mixed 88.6
68% 90.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.18
60% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 53%
Seagate Desktop 1TB
269GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
Read 39.3
Write 41
Mixed 12.6
37% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.35
56% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown V01L3S88GB52852813 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile)
38% Below average
MC Read 13.4
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 14.1
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 8.7
27% 9.47 GB/s
Latency 92.8
43% 92.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 38%
Great: 49%
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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 4,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 19%

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $285
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