Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.89% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KR5NC
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151120
Uptime7.2 Days
Run DateNov 08 '18 at 23:43
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 Celeron 2957U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
18.7% Very poor
SC Int 40.1
SC Float 39.8
SC Mixed 40.2
32% 40 Pts
QC Int 75.9
QC Float 73.1
QC Mixed 73.6
17% 74.2 Pts
MC Int 77.2
MC Float 75
MC Mixed 75.7
11% 76 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 20%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (G4 Pentium/Celeron 1.05/1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
1.89% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 7.7
Parallax 11.3
1% 6.4 fps
MRender 6.7
Gravity 3.1
Splatting 8
2% 5.93 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.89%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P1D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 60 56 32 48 59 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 29
SusWrite 53.2
52% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
29.4% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.7
28% 9.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 7.3
SC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.37 GB/s
Latency 84.6
47% 84.6 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 32%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 3,891 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $100
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