Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 28.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics5.67% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0RK2KV
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:44
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 above expectations (88th percentile)
28.2% Poor
SC Int 49.6
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 50.3
40% 50 Pts
QC Int 121
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 128
29% 126 Pts
MC Int 122
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 127
19% 126 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 820M
Dell(1028 0652) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8233
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
5.67% Terrible
Lighting 16.6
Reflection 17.4
Parallax 15.4
5% 16.5 fps
MRender 10.6
Gravity 17.9
Splatting 14.8
6% 14.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.67%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$32
208GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53% Above average
Read 92.4
Write 92.4
Mixed 73.1
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.17
46% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
32.5% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.7
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 10.4
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 34%
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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 1,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $90
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