Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 46.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.39% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive83% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 24 '18 at 19:22
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46.9% Average
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 141
56% 115 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 216
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 24.21.14.1163
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
9.39% Terrible
Lighting 39.1
Reflection 24.8
Parallax 32.1
10% 32 fps
MRender 11.8
Gravity 38.1
Splatting 19.3
9% 23.1 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.39%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 383 390 402 329 208 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 470
Write 399
Mixed 390
SusWrite 334
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 34.5
119% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 86.1
DQ Mixed 118
96% 140 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73QH0-YK0 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.8% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 8.9
30% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 10.7
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 32%
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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 5,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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