HP EliteBook 8540p

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 33.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.39% 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 10 years and 7 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 (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP EliteBook 8540p  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1521
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 18 '18 at 10:33
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5 M 540
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
33.1% Below average
1-Core 64.2
2-Core 111
42% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 163
20% 153 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia NVS 5100M
HP(103C 1521) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
2.39% Terrible
Lighting 10
Reflection 13.4
Parallax 4.1
3% 9.17 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 10.8
2% 10.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.39%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 250GB (2010)-$25
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 31 33 31 32 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 66.5
Write 71
Mixed 34
SusWrite 33
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
22.8% Poor
MC Read 7.3
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 9.4
22% 7.87 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 5.7
16% 5.57 GB/s
Latency 122
33% 122 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical EliteBook 8540p Builds (Compare 927 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8540p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $51
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