Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 47.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.54% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
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
Memory6.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 08:14
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 (99th percentile)
47.8% Average
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 150
59% 121 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 219
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5382
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
3.54% Terrible
Lighting 12.2
Reflection 16.8
Parallax 16
3% 15 fps
MRender 11.6
Gravity 12.4
Splatting 13.4
4% 12.5 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 3.54%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$65
909GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 92 95 103 106 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 103
Write 13.8
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 97.6
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 63%
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)
33% Below average
MC Read 11.9
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33%
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 5,018 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: 18% - Very poor Total price: $70
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