HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 18.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.33% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemHP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1484
Memory0.7 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colores, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101123
Uptime8.8 Days
Run DateJan 07 '19 at 23:59
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User PER-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3500
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
18.8% Very poor
1-Core 37.4
2-Core 74.4
26% 55.9 Pts
4-Core 75.5
8-Core 74.9
10% 75.2 Pts
64-Core 71.9
5% 71.9 Pts
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 19%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Mobile Series 4 Express Chipset Family
HP(103C 1484) 797MB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2413
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.33% Terrible
Lighting 1.2
Reflection 0.9
Parallax 1.3
0% 1.13 fps
MRender 0.9
Gravity 1.2
Splatting 1.1
0% 1.07 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.33%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009)-$18
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.3 14 16 13 16 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Read 49.6
Write 16.9
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 14.5
18% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.03 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JSF25664HZ-1G4D1 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 800 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
13.8% Very poor
MC Read 4.9
MC Write 3.8
MC Mixed 3.5
12% 4.07 GB/s
SC Read 4.5
SC Write 4.1
SC Mixed 3.5
12% 4.03 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 13.8%
Great: 28%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Presario CQ42 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $221
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