Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 36%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.59% 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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 010Y6R
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 21:43
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
36% Below average
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 68.4
SC Mixed 67.1
54% 68.1 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 158
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 160
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 167
25% 165 Pts
Poor: 21%
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 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
3.59% Terrible
Lighting 9.7
Reflection 9.9
Parallax 16.2
4% 11.9 fps
MRender 7.6
Gravity 5.9
Splatting 13.2
4% 8.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.59%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
653GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 89.7
Write 87.8
Mixed 91.3
68% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.36
76% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 8
26% 9.03 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 84.5
47% 84.5 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 28%
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 2,968 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: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $95
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