Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.34% 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 Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateDec 29 '18 at 16:08
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 (85th percentile)
46% Average
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 150
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 212
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 46%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.1735
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
9.34% Terrible
Lighting 38.9
Reflection 25.1
Parallax 31.9
10% 32 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 37.9
Splatting 19.2
9% 22.9 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.34%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 402 395 287 288 287 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 429
Mixed 413
SusWrite 336
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 52.3
177% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 365
275% 368 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 110%
Great: 128%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
250GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 104 103 105 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 98.6
Write 74
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 104
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
30.1% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.2
27% 9.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 9.3
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.1%
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 5,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55
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