Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 40.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.97% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% 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.
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.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory1.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit kolorów,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 06:05
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
40.8% Average
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 133
51% 105 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 185
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 40.8%
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. 20.19.15.5063
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
1.97% Terrible
Lighting 10.1
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 18.3
3% 14.1 fps
MRender 8.3
Gravity 6.1
Splatting 14.6
2% 9.67 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.97%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$64
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 413 410 408 383 369 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 442
Write 412
Mixed 398
SusWrite 394
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 39.1
135% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 291
240% 344 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 100%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
31.8% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.7
28% 9.97 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 9.8
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 32%
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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 5,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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