Dell Inspiron 5542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.14% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 5542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0GMF3M
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150123
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:29
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
40.2% Average
SC Int 71.5
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 73.8
58% 72.8 Pts
QC Int 171
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 179
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 174
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 183
27% 181 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 063F) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3383
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
4.14% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 18.2
5% 14.1 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 6.1
Splatting 15
4% 9.83 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.14%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$39
376GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 71.1
Write 70.9
Mixed 68.6
53% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.14
43% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
29.6% Poor
MC Read 10
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 7.3
26% 9.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 8.9
27% 9.47 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.6%
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 5542 Builds (Compare 14 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5542

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