Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.88% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 1 month 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0RK2KV
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 06 '21 at 22:50
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-4005U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
53% Above average
Memory 84.2
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 90.6
50% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 132
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0652) 1.8GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3945
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
0.88% Terrible
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 5.5
Parallax 5.5
0% 3.7 fps
MRender 3.5
Gravity 2
Splatting 4
2% 3.17 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 0.88%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$29
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 66 63 65 60 56 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 80.7
Write 83
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 61.5
48% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KNWMX1-ETB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
32.2% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 8.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 9.6
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 32%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 3,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $29
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