Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.99% 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151016
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 14:07
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i3-4005U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
28.1% Poor
SC Int 49.2
SC Float 50.2
SC Mixed 48.8
40% 49.4 Pts
QC Int 125
QC Float 133
QC Mixed 131
29% 130 Pts
MC Int 121
MC Float 119
MC Mixed 122
18% 121 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.15.4274
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
3.99% Terrible
Lighting 9.3
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 16.8
4% 12.3 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 8.5
Splatting 14.3
4% 10.5 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.99%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$32
59GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
44% Average
Read 69.2
Write 84.3
Mixed 72.8
57% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.1
40% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44%
Great: 59%
SanDisk Ultra 32GB
29GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 120
Write 88.7
Mixed 92.3
124% 100 MB/s
4K Read 3.58
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 1.5
140% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
27.3% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 8.6
25% 8.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 7.2
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 27.3%
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 1,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $95
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