Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 36%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.61% 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 8 years and 3 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory1.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:32
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
36% Below average
SC Int 76.2
SC Float 65.6
SC Mixed 52.8
52% 64.9 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 182
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 178
27% 180 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 36%
Great: 42%
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. 10.18.10.3262
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
3.61% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 11
Parallax 16.8
4% 13.6 fps
MRender 9.1
Gravity 1.1
Splatting 14.4
3% 8.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.61%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$30
66GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
33.4% Below average
Read 59.9
Write 56.3
Mixed 14.3
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.18
52% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
31.4% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 9.9
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.4%
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 1,377 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $95
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