HP Compaq dx7400 Microtower

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 33.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.25% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemHP Compaq dx7400 Microtower  (all builds)
MotherboardMSI 0AB8
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20080226
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 13:50
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User LKA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 Core2 Quad Q9300-$191
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
33.1% Below average
SC Int 60.1
SC Float 35.5
SC Mixed 44.5
37% 46.7 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 135
QC Mixed 174
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 141
MC Mixed 172
28% 184 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce G210
Sanyo(144D 8086) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 341.74
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
1.25% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 6.1
Parallax 1.6
1% 3.83 fps
MRender 4.6
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 3.8
2% 3.67 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.25%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB-$30
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 86.8
Mixed 84
66% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.29
4K Mixed 0.33
50% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 59%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$25
67GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 106
Write 98.8
Mixed 91.6
74% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
18.8% Very poor
MC Read 5.8
MC Write 6.2
MC Mixed 5.4
17% 5.8 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 6.2
17% 5.8 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Compaq dx7400 Microtower Builds (Compare 53 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq dx7400 Microtower

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $157
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