Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 44.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics10.6% 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 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 05:43
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 above expectations (75th percentile)
44.7% Average
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 142
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 203
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9135
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
10.6% Very poor
Lighting 43.8
Reflection 28
Parallax 37.2
12% 36.3 fps
MRender 14.6
Gravity 42.5
Splatting 21.6
11% 26.2 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10.6%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 62 69 67 73 71 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 58.5
Write 56.5
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 68
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 61%
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 (97th percentile)
32.9% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 9
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 10.8
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 32.9%
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 5,631 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: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32
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