HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 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 40.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics82% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 165A
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111005
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '21 at 01:44
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 1.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
40.3% Average
Memory 65.7
1-Core 40.3
2-Core 48.5
37% 51.5 Pts
4-Core 84.9
8-Core 111
13% 97.9 Pts
64-Core 111
7% 111 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 66%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
HP(103C 165A) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
1.01% Terrible
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 2.5
Parallax 1.5
0% 1.43 fps
MRender 2.6
Gravity 2.3
Splatting 2.4
2% 2.43 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.01%
Great: 2%
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
HP(103C 165A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.89
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82% Excellent
Lighting 72.7
Reflection 89.8
Parallax 132
59% 98.2 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 131
Splatting 111
109% 134 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 82%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
831GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 96 94 106 92 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 67.5
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 91.4
50% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JSF51264HZ-1G4D1 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.4
19% 6.73 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.4%
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 3,501 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $231
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