Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics3.71% 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
Memory0.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 08:33
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 below expectations (11th percentile)
17.7% Very poor
SC Int 40.3
SC Float 39.6
SC Mixed 39.3
32% 39.7 Pts
QC Int 83.3
QC Float 104
QC Mixed 68
19% 85.2 Pts
MC Int 47.2
MC Float 84.1
MC Mixed 66.1
10% 65.8 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.7%
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. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
3.71% Terrible
Lighting 9.8
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 17.2
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 13.7
4% 9.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.71%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$50
206GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
41.3% Average
Read 72.4
Write 71.8
Mixed 77.1
56% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.01
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.02
16% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Elpida EBJ40UG8EFU0-GN-F 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
19.4% Very poor
MC Read 6.5
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 5.2
17% 6 GB/s
SC Read 3.3
SC Write 3.3
SC Mixed 7.2
13% 4.6 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 9%
This bench: 19.4%
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 1,761 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $86
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