Lenovo 4242CTO

Performance Results

Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop 58%
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.89% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemLenovo 4242CTO  (all builds)
MotherboardLENOVO 4242CTO
Memory3.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180614
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 04:14
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
64.5% Good
Memory 81.2
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 150
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 370
41% 315 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Legend(17AA 21D1) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
1.89% Terrible
Lighting 2.2
Reflection 2.88
Parallax 1.59
2% 2.23 fps
MRender 3.81
Gravity 1.23
Splatting 4.13
2% 3.06 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.89%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$193
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 136 143 147 145 144 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 463
Write 256
Mixed 293
SusWrite 149
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 32.7
109% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 241
182% 242 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 124%
WD My Passport 0740 1TB
39GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 22 22 21 22 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
13.1% Very poor
Read 29.8
Write 20
Mixed 19
SusWrite 21.7
29% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
66% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 13.1%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73QH0-YK0 M471B1G73EB0-YK0 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.7% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 14.4
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 4242CTO Builds (Compare 4 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 55%
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 4242CTO

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