Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
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 8 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0C3NP7
Memory0.5 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150713
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 19:43
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 3558U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
SC Int 32.3
SC Float 26.5
SC Mixed 39.4
26% 32.7 Pts
QC Int 90.8
QC Float 67
QC Mixed 57.4
16% 71.7 Pts
MC Int 76.4
MC Float 86.8
MC Mixed 88.3
12% 83.8 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$41
200GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 80.7
Write 82.7
Mixed 70.7
58% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.11
29% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT425S6AFR6A-PB 1x2GB
1 of 1 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
29.1% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 9.3
27% 9.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 8.5
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 9%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 31%
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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 2,209 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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