HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 17%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 12.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.27% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemHP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1484
Memory0.6 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '19 at 17:36
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium T4500
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
12.4% Very poor
1-Core 20.2
2-Core 41.1
14% 30.6 Pts
4-Core 63.5
8-Core 75.6
9% 69.6 Pts
64-Core 78.5
5% 78.5 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 21%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Mobile Series 4 Express Chipset Family
HP(103C 1484)
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2086
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.27% Terrible
Lighting 1.1
Reflection 0.8
Parallax 1.2
0% 1.03 fps
MRender 0.6
Gravity 1
Splatting 0.5
0% 0.7 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.27%
Great: 0%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB-$42
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 24 29 25 36 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
9.48% Terrible
Read 8
Write 17
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 24.8
11% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 9.48%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5673FH0-CH9 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
10.9% Very poor
MC Read 4.1
MC Write 3
MC Mixed 2.9
10% 3.33 GB/s
SC Read 2.9
SC Write 1.6
SC Mixed 2.1
6% 2.2 GB/s
Latency 130
31% 130 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 29%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Presario CQ42 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Presario CQ42 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $224
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