HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 28%
Workstation 15%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 32%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.49% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemHP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 158E
Memory1.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101103
Uptime3 Days
Run DateDec 01 '18 at 04:52
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3 U 380
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.35 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
32% Below average
Memory 50.4
1-Core 31.8
2-Core 53.7
31% 45.3 Pts
4-Core 80.4
8-Core 80.9
11% 80.7 Pts
64-Core 79.1
5% 79.1 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 32%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
HP(103C 158E) 1.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.49% Terrible
Lighting 2
Reflection 2
Parallax 2.1
0% 2.03 fps
MRender 2.2
Gravity 1.5
Splatting 2.5
0% 2.07 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.49%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$31
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 86 80 84 89 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 85
Write 82.3
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 83.7
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 58%
ST950042 0AS 500GB
112GB free, PID 0621
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 21 21 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
10.8% Very poor
Read 25.9
Write 20.1
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 20.5
28% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
53% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10.8%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5673FH0-CH9 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
16.7% Very poor
MC Read 5.2
MC Write 4.6
MC Mixed 7.5
16% 5.77 GB/s
SC Read 4
SC Write 3.5
SC Mixed 4.3
11% 3.93 GB/s
Latency 159
25% 159 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 16.7%
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 Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 15%

System: HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25
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