HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 58.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.93% 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemHP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1800
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1600 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120521
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '19 at 15:05
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2430M-$106
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Memory 85.8
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 121
61% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 190
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
HP(103C 1659) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
1.93% Terrible
Lighting 6.8
Reflection 8.9
Parallax 4.8
2% 6.83 fps
MRender 6.7
Gravity 3.7
Splatting 11.6
2% 7.33 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.93%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK1059GSM 1TB
897GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GL002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 71 67 60 48 64 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 75.2
Write 80
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 64.3
44% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.3
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 57%

 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 2,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $253
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