Dell Studio 540

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 30.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Studio 540  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0M017G
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090825
Uptime3 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 19:45
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 26%

 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 Core2 Quad Q8300-$114
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
30.6% Below average
SC Int 59.7
SC Float 36
SC Mixed 45.3
38% 47 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 124
QC Mixed 153
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 165
27% 176 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
450GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 111
Write 115
Mixed 108
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.35
74% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 69%
iXpand Flash Drive 128GB
28GB free, PID cffa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
17.6% Very poor
Read 32.5
Write 19.7
Mixed 24
31% 25.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.46
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 1.1
137% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
20.8% Poor
MC Read 7.2
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 6.7
19% 6.73 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 6
SC Mixed 5.8
16% 5.7 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Studio 540 Builds (Compare 402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Studio 540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $134
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