HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 31.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.36% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive29.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardCompal 30FC
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090817
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 16 '18 at 17:40
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70-$4
Socket M2/S1G1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Memory 54.2
1-Core 33.5
2-Core 31.3
30% 39.7 Pts
4-Core 48.5
8-Core 66.3
8% 57.4 Pts
64-Core 59
4% 59 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 3200
HP(103C 30FC) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
0.36% Terrible
Lighting 0.6
Reflection 1.19
Parallax 0.38
0% 0.72 fps
MRender 0.86
Gravity 0.13
Splatting 1.13
0% 0.71 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.36%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$35
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 83 185 103 53 11 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
29.8% Poor
Read 231
Write 193
Mixed 186
SusWrite 84.3
39% 173 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 9.9
45% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 68.4
DQ Write 12.7
DQ Mixed 1
11% 27.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 81%
Patriot Memory 4GB
4GB free, PID 3100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 7.9 8.4 8.6 8.3 7.9 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
5.89% Terrible
Read 22.9
Write 8.4
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 7.8
14% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.89%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
19.7% Very poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 7.5
20% 6.87 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 4.5
SC Mixed 5.2
13% 4.67 GB/s
Latency 146
27% 146 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 3,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $229
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