HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 19.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics2.24% 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 9 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardCompal 30F4
Memory1.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 800 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20101129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:10
Run Duration476 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 Core2 Duo T9400-$25
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
SC Int 58.7
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 43.9
36% 45.4 Pts
QC Int 87.8
QC Float 56.5
QC Mixed 71
16% 71.8 Pts
MC Int 117
MC Float 67.7
MC Mixed 85.6
14% 90.2 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 22%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9600M-GT
HP(103C 30F4) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 341.44
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
2.24% Terrible
Lighting 7
Reflection 11.6
Parallax 2.4
2% 7 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 4.8
Splatting 6.4
3% 6.53 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.24%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9160823AS 160GB-$125
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
28.7% Poor
Read 50.9
Write 49.1
Mixed 27.7
32% 42.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 32%
Seagate ST9160823AS 160GB-$125
21GB free
Firmware: 3.AHE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 17% Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
17.6% Very poor
MC Read 6.3
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 4.9
16% 5.47 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 5.3
SC Mixed 4.8
14% 4.8 GB/s
Latency 98.9
40% 98.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 41%
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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 3,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $263
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