Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 36.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics10.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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.
Run History
14 days ago, 14 days ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151103
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '18 at 15:08
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 17%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
36.3% Below average
SC Int 86.3
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 84.1
69% 85.7 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 129
34% 149 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 186
29% 192 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 24.21.13.9731
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Lighting 34.9
Reflection 21.3
Parallax 27.9
10% 28 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 38
Splatting 19.4
10% 23.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
579GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 78.2
Write 85
Mixed 79.1
61% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.17
67% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 59%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB-$15
12GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 194
Write 36
Mixed 34.4
80% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.96
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.04
37% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
31.6% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 10.7
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 31.6%
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 2,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $104
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