Dell Inspiron N5040

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 24.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.9% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron N5040  (all builds)
MotherboardDell
Memory0.7 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120323
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:06
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 Pentium P6200
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
24.9% Poor
SC Int 50.8
SC Float 52.5
SC Mixed 51.7
41% 51.7 Pts
QC Int 100
QC Float 103
QC Mixed 102
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 101
MC Float 101
MC Mixed 100
15% 101 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
Dell(1028 0505) 731MB
Driver: igdumdx32.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2993
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
0.9% Terrible
Lighting 2.4
Reflection 2.6
Parallax 2.6
1% 2.53 fps
MRender 2.6
Gravity 2
Splatting 2.7
1% 2.43 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.9%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$44
145GB free
Firmware: D005 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
23.4% Poor
Read 47
Write 34.5
Mixed 45.9
32% 42.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 0.49
4K Mixed 0.16
40% 0.32 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 23.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
CE80 M471B5773CHS-CH9 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
19.2% Very poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 6.5
19% 6.7 GB/s
SC Read 4.4
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 5.4
14% 4.9 GB/s
Latency 166
24% 166 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 21%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron N5040 Builds (Compare 125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5040

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $295
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