MSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 20.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.47% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7529
MotherboardMSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100419
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 01 '16 at 21:08
Run Duration467 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo E7300-$28
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
20.1% Poor
1-Core 40.3
2-Core 78.2
28% 59.2 Pts
4-Core 80.5
8-Core 84
11% 82.2 Pts
64-Core 85.1
6% 85.1 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 20.1%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
Device(0000 0000) 512MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.47% Terrible
Lighting 1.8
Reflection 3.3
Parallax 0.7
0% 1.93 fps
MRender 2.9
Gravity 1.2
Splatting 1.7
0% 1.93 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.47%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$24
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.06H05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 62.8
Write 69.9
Mixed 30
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.38
91% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$24
59GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 82.8
Write 80.4
Mixed 18.2
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.41
102% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 58%
General USB Flash Disk 4GB
1GB free, PID 800b
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
2.66% Terrible
Read 13.4
Write 3.18
Mixed 4.74
7% 7.11 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.002
4K Mixed 0.003
0% 0.02 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.66%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
0, 0 MHz
2048, 2048 MB
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
MC Read 5.9
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 4.6
15% 5.2 GB/s
SC Read 4.8
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 5.3
14% 5.03 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical G31TM-P21 (MS-7529) Builds (Compare 719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $122
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