HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 20%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 18.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics0.46% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive33.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 years ago, 4 years ago.
SystemHP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 158E
Memory1.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101103
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMay 28 '17 at 18:46
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium U5400
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
18.9% Very poor
Memory 31.2
1-Core 19.5
2-Core 28.1
18% 26.3 Pts
4-Core 39.9
8-Core 41.7
6% 40.8 Pts
64-Core 44.7
3% 44.7 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 18.9%
Great: 32%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
HP(103C 158E) 1.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.46% Terrible
Lighting 0.57
Reflection 0.69
Parallax 0.62
0% 0.63 fps
MRender 1
Gravity 0.5
Splatting 0.87
0% 0.79 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.46%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$525
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
33.4% Below average
Read 254
Write 101
Mixed 153
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 28.2
4K Mixed 10.9
53% 18.4 MB/s
DQ Read 19.8
DQ Write 34.5
DQ Mixed 12.8
14% 22.4 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Elpida EBJ21UE8BDS1-DJ-F Micron 16JSF25664HZ-1G1F1 4GB
800, 800 MHz
2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
13.4% Very poor
MC Read 4.8
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 5.5
14% 4.8 GB/s
SC Read 2.7
SC Write 3
SC Mixed 2.7
8% 2.8 GB/s
Latency 248
16% 248 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 13.4%
Great: 16%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 59%
Workstation 2%
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System: HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $237
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