HP Compaq dx2420 Microtower

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 21.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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 9 years 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 (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemHP Compaq dx2420 Microtower  (all builds)
MotherboardMSI 2A78h
Memory1 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 11:45
Run Duration1474 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 Pentium E5300-$52
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
21.7% Poor
SC Int 60.8
SC Float 36.3
SC Mixed 44.6
38% 47.2 Pts
QC Int 127
QC Float 73.3
QC Mixed 89.6
22% 96.7 Pts
MC Int 123
MC Float 72
MC Mixed 88.3
14% 94.5 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3320813AS 320GB
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP14 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 94
Write 94.7
Mixed 31.4
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.23
71% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 63%
JetFlash Transcend 8GB
5GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
7.26% Terrible
Read 31.9
Write 7.59
Mixed 10
16% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.02
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.01
16% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.26%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
MC Read 5.5
MC Write 4.2
MC Mixed 4.4
13% 4.7 GB/s
SC Read 3
SC Write 2.6
SC Mixed 3.1
8% 2.9 GB/s
Latency 135
30% 135 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Compaq dx2420 Microtower Builds (Compare 52 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
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Desktop 24%
Workstation 13%
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System: HP Compaq dx2420 Microtower

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $52
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