HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 30.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.93% 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 8 years and 7 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 Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1425
Memory1.1 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 18:03
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i3 M 350-$199
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.25 GHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
30.4% Below average
SC Int 51.4
SC Float 55.1
SC Mixed 53.2
43% 53.2 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 140
31% 138 Pts
MC Int 130
MC Float 143
MC Mixed 141
21% 138 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 31%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
HP(103C 1425) 731MB
Driver: igdumdx32.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
0.93% Terrible
Lighting 2.5
Reflection 2.7
Parallax 2.6
1% 2.6 fps
MRender 2.7
Gravity 2
Splatting 3
1% 2.57 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.93%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$42
312GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 94.5
Write 92.8
Mixed 18.1
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.19
53% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HP594908-HR1-ELD 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
20.8% Poor
MC Read 6.7
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 6.9
19% 6.77 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 6.1
17% 6.07 GB/s
Latency 114
35% 114 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 26%
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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 116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $284
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