Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 36%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.92% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 02GKVW
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 23:53
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 19%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 (41st percentile)
36% Below average
SC Int 71.9
SC Float 68.6
SC Mixed 57.1
53% 65.9 Pts
QC Int 164
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 175
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 169
25% 167 Pts
Poor: 22%
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)
3.92% Terrible
Lighting 10.4
Reflection 10.3
Parallax 17.2
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 6.1
Splatting 15.9
4% 10 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.92%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$46
784GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 84 89 90 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 92
Write 98.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 86.9
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
31% Below average
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.8
28% 9.83 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 9.5
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 31%
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 3,198 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $100
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