Dell Inspiron 531

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 19%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 11.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics4.34% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 8 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 (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 531  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0RY206
Memory3 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 720 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090209
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 02:54
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+-$150
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
11.7% Very poor
SC Int 33.5
SC Float 18.5
SC Mixed 26.9
21% 26.3 Pts
QC Int 43.7
QC Float 29.2
QC Mixed 42.2
9% 38.4 Pts
MC Int 65.1
MC Float 42.1
MC Mixed 53.8
8% 53.7 Pts
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11.7%
Great: 17%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 430
PNY(196E 0828) 1GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
4.34% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 12.9
Parallax 11.2
4% 12.3 fps
MRender 12.5
Gravity 13
Splatting 7.1
5% 10.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.34%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD32 00AVJS-63B6A 320GB
160GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 95.4
Mixed 96.7
72% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.31
86% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 62%
Seagate ST3160813AS 160GB-$75
51GB free
Firmware: CC2J
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 84.8
Write 83.6
Mixed 81.2
63% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.38
81% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 63%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1.5TB
171GB free, PID a006
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
15% Very poor
Read 26.4
Write 29.1
Mixed 28.7
37% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.18
59% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
6GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
13.5% Very poor
MC Read 3.4
MC Write 4.5
MC Mixed 4.5
12% 4.13 GB/s
SC Read 3
SC Write 3.9
SC Mixed 3.4
10% 3.43 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 13.5%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 531 Builds (Compare 91 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 531

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $126
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