HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 19.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.67% 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 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.
Run History
SystemHP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1445
Memory0.6 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20110216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 Athlon II P340-$50
Socket S1G4, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
19.4% Very poor
SC Int 49
SC Float 31.7
SC Mixed 39.5
32% 40.1 Pts
QC Int 104
QC Float 61.3
QC Mixed 80.7
19% 82.2 Pts
MC Int 99.3
MC Float 62.9
MC Mixed 74.7
12% 79 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 20%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
HP(103C 1445) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.0
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
1.67% Terrible
Lighting 4.9
Reflection 6.4
Parallax 6.1
2% 5.8 fps
MRender 4.4
Gravity 2.9
Splatting 5.3
2% 4.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.67%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500LM030-1RK17D 500GB
406GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 78.6
Write 63.9
Mixed 31.8
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.04
40% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JSF25664HZ-1G4D1 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 1066 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
17.8% Very poor
MC Read 6.7
MC Write 5
MC Mixed 5.4
16% 5.7 GB/s
SC Read 4.8
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 4.7
13% 4.6 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 6%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 28%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Presario CQ42 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 88 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $286
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