HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 16.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.37% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1484
Memory3.3 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '18 at 02:08
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 T4500
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
16.7% Very poor
SC Int 22.4
SC Float 18
SC Mixed 39.3
21% 26.6 Pts
QC Int 87.3
QC Float 54.6
QC Mixed 60
15% 67.3 Pts
MC Int 90.8
MC Float 54.2
MC Mixed 68.8
11% 71.3 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 20%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Mobile Series 4 Express Chipset Family
HP(103C 1484) 2.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2702
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.37% Terrible
Lighting 1.3
Reflection 0.9
Parallax 1.3
0% 1.17 fps
MRender 0.9
Gravity 0.5
Splatting 1.2
0% 0.87 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.37%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013)-$41
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 49 42 43 42 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Read 50.3
Write 48.5
Mixed 29.7
SusWrite 45.3
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
66% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16JSF25664HZ-1G4F1 859B CT51264BF160B.C16F 6GB
800, 800 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
12.5% Very poor
MC Read 4.5
MC Write 3.6
MC Mixed 3.6
11% 3.9 GB/s
SC Read 3.8
SC Write 3.6
SC Mixed 4.2
11% 3.87 GB/s
Latency 161
25% 161 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Presario CQ42 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $219
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