Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 30.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.91% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0DXYP6
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140328
Uptime7.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:29
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i3-4030U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
30.1% Below average
SC Int 39.8
SC Float 51.8
SC Mixed 49.6
38% 47.1 Pts
QC Int 133
QC Float 139
QC Mixed 143
31% 139 Pts
MC Int 129
MC Float 144
MC Mixed 144
21% 139 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 32%
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)
3.91% Terrible
Lighting 10
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 18.2
4% 13 fps
MRender 8.7
Gravity 6.1
Splatting 14.7
4% 9.83 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.91%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$43
358GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 80.8
Write 81
Mixed 74.6
59% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5428-018.A00LF 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
29.5% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 8.2
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 7.3
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 33%
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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 1,370 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: $98
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