Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 46.6%, 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 Drive104% 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0CR8RT
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 19 '18 at 05:48
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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)
46.6% Average
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 148
57% 117 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 215
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.1694
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
9.39% Terrible
Lighting 39.1
Reflection 25
Parallax 31.9
10% 32 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 38.1
Splatting 19.3
9% 23 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.39%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 150 149 151 150 148 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 482
Mixed 401
SusWrite 178
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 53.1
183% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 357
271% 364 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
32.4% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 9
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 9.7
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32.4%
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 5,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32
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