HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 22.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.58% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 3628
Memory1.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110406
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 15 '17 at 18:52
Run Duration226 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo P8700-$42
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
22.1% Poor
1-Core 44.8
2-Core 85.8
31% 65.3 Pts
4-Core 87.8
8-Core 91
12% 89.4 Pts
64-Core 88.1
6% 88.1 Pts
Poor: 7%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
HP(103C 3628) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
2.58% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 16.4
Parallax 8.7
3% 12.7 fps
MRender 9.3
Gravity 8.5
Splatting 13.3
2% 10.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.58%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009)-$39
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 71.2
Write 68.6
Mixed 67
52% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.34
88% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 44%
Generic SL32G SD Card 31GB
25GB free
Firmware: 3.0
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
6.25% Terrible
Read 11.3
Write 8.69
Mixed 9.38
7% 9.79 MB/s
4K Read 4.53
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 1.05
326% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.25%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M4 70T5663QZ3-CF7 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR2 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 5
16% 5.7 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 5.7
15% 5.4 GB/s
Latency 96.9
41% 96.9 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 25%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 12,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $275
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