HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 27.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.53% 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 12 years 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemHP Pavilion dv3 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardCompal 306D
Memory2.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090806
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 28 '21 at 04:00
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo P7550
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.25 GHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
27.6% Poor
Memory 41.8
1-Core 15.1
2-Core 79.7
27% 45.5 Pts
4-Core 78.4
8-Core 78.9
11% 78.7 Pts
64-Core 56.6
4% 56.6 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce G105M
HP(103C 306D) 512MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.15.11.8644
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
0.53% Terrible
Lighting 0.6
Reflection 0.5
Parallax 0.7
0% 0.6 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 0.5
Splatting 0.9
1% 1.1 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.53%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$40
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 67 63 64 82 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 96.3
Write 93.2
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 73.4
57% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
16.1% Very poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 5.3
17% 5.83 GB/s
SC Read 3.2
SC Write 3.2
SC Mixed 2.8
9% 3.07 GB/s
Latency 194
21% 194 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dv3 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook PC

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