HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 60.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics5.9% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 165A
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111005
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateApr 29 '17 at 18:25
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2630QM-$199
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
60.7% Good
Memory 81.6
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 133
60% 96 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 350
36% 283 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
HP(103C 165A) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
5.9% Terrible
Lighting 8.37
Reflection 8.27
Parallax 6.5
7% 7.71 fps
MRender 7.57
Gravity 5.77
Splatting 7.74
5% 7.03 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 5.9%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
518GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 84
Write 75.2
Mixed 79.5
60% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.13
44% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 53%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
320GB free
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
39% Below average
Read 70.5
Write 65.6
Mixed 66.7
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.15
41% 0.39 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 39%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 13.7
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 4,069 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $230
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