HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.12% 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 as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-2630QM-$199
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
49.2% Average
SC Int 68.6
SC Float 70.6
SC Mixed 70.4
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 245
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 309
49% 325 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 53%
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 as expected (59th percentile)
2.12% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 8.1
Parallax 4.4
2% 6.23 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 3.4
Splatting 8.8
2% 6.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.12%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Expansion 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
Performing way below expectations (12th 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: 14%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 63%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th 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: 16%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 53%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
387GB free
Firmware: JE4OA50A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th 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: 16%
This bench: 44%
Great: 53%
WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 1TB
200GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (26th 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-$10
25GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (11th 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: 32%
WD My Passport 0741 2TB
18GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (10th 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: 42%
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
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: 22%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 5,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
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System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $304
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