Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 17%
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 22%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 42.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics12.4% 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.
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 0WW73H
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 17:12
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
42.5% Average
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 74.2
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 196
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 194
29% 195 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
12.4% Very poor
Lighting 44.9
Reflection 28.1
Parallax 37.1
13% 36.7 fps
MRender 14.5
Gravity 43.3
Splatting 21.6
12% 26.5 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
833GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 90.3
Write 78.4
Mixed 79.9
62% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.2
69% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
29.9% Poor
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 8.4
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 9
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 29.9%
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 2,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 17%

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $85
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