HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 62.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.22% 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.
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
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111005
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 00:11
Run Duration445 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
62.5% Good
Memory 80.2
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 136
59% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 339
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 309
21% 309 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card 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 way below expectations (20th percentile)
1.22% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 8.1
Parallax 4.4
2% 6.23 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 3.4
Splatting 8.8
1% 6.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.22%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Expansion 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Read 30.3
Write 28.3
Mixed 24.7
21% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.35
4K Write 3.78
4K Mixed 0.59
192% 1.91 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 64%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 84.2
Write 63.6
Mixed 71.8
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.13
45% 0.46 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 54%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
387GB free
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
44% Average
Read 73.5
Write 79.8
Mixed 83.7
60% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 44%
Great: 54%
WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 1TB
200GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
13.8% Very poor
Read 28.5
Write 25.5
Mixed 18.7
30% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.12
50% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 13.8%
Great: 35%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB-$9
25GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
6.99% Terrible
Read 30.4
Write 5.6
Mixed 8.48
14% 14.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.67
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.01
22% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 6.99%
Great: 36%
WD My Passport 0741 2TB
18GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
14.3% Very poor
Read 29.1
Write 27.3
Mixed 23.2
34% 26.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.16
51% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.3%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 14.7
46% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 12.8
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 51%
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 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 7,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $285
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