Lenovo 4242CTO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 30.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemLenovo 4242CTO  (all builds)
MotherboardLENOVO 4242CTO
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 01 '19 at 14:00
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-2520M-$144
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
30.5% Below average
1-Core 60.1
2-Core 92.5
38% 76.3 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 150
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia NVS 4200M
Legend(17AA 21D1) 1GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8205
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
2% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 7.6
Parallax 5
0% 4.27 fps
MRender 7
Gravity 7.2
Splatting 6
2% 6.73 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K750 2.5" 500GB-$15
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JF3ZD0H0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 81 86 82 76 78 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 91
Write 75
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 79.9
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 13.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.8
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 75.7
53% 75.7 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 4242CTO Builds (Compare 13 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Lenovo 4242CTO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $529
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