HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.56% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 70% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemHP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1425
Memory2.3 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 13:59
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 34%
CPU Throttled 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3 M 350-$199
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.25 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
16.9% Very poor
1-Core 28.8
2-Core 59.2
21% 44 Pts
4-Core 83.4
8-Core 83.8
11% 83.6 Pts
64-Core 84.8
6% 84.8 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 30%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
HP(103C 1425) 2.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2086
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
0.56% Terrible
Lighting 2.5
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 2.6
1% 2.63 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 3.6
1% 2.47 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.56%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB-$42
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 24 43 33 28 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Read 5.5
Write 29.3
Mixed 12.1
SusWrite 32.1
14% 19.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung EBJ40UH6B5D0-DJ-F M471B5673FH0-CH9 6GB
1067, 1067 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
21% Poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 6.5
MC Mixed 8.5
21% 7.3 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 5.6
14% 4.73 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
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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 264 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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