Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 37.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.83% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '19 at 20:21
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 53%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
37.7% Below average
1-Core 66.7
2-Core 113
44% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 182
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0652) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4889
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
1.83% Terrible
Lighting 9.8
Reflection 16
Parallax 17.2
3% 14.3 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 5.5
Splatting 12.5
2% 8.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.83%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7LN256HMJP-000H1 256GB
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAV01H3Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 244 240 286 286 266 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 452
Mixed 392
SusWrite 272
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.2
189% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 344
256% 338 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 109%
Great: 125%
General USB Flash Disk 16GB
14GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.5 7.5 7.1 8.3 5.3 0.3 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 7.2
Write 7
Mixed 7.3
SusWrite 5.7
9% 6.8 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
Poor: 4% Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BF160B.C16 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
32.8% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10.3
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 33%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 5,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $50
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