HP EliteBook 8540p

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 45.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.79% 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 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemHP EliteBook 8540p  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1521
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110309
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 21 '20 at 22:23
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5 M 540
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
45.2% Average
Memory 64.3
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 118
44% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 136
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia NVS 5100M
HP(103C 1521) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 327.02
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
2.79% Terrible
Lighting 3.2
Reflection 5.08
Parallax 1.28
3% 3.19 fps
MRender 5.95
Gravity 2.23
Splatting 3.61
3% 3.93 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.79%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK2561GSYN 250GB-$25
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 65 70 60 52 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
23.2% Poor
Read 19.9
Write 46.4
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 60.6
27% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 23.2%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
23.7% Poor
MC Read 7.8
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 9.9
23% 8.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 6
16% 5.5 GB/s
Latency 116
35% 116 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical EliteBook 8540p Builds (Compare 298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8540p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $26
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