Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 48%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.97% 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 Drive77.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory6.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 27 '19 at 10:58
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
48% Average
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 162
60% 126 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 219
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3086
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
9.97% Terrible
Lighting 38.3
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 33.4
10% 32.5 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 40.8
Splatting 20
10% 24.2 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.97%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSDPR-CL100-480-G2 480GB
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1029A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 354 378 405 401 410 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 444
Write 394
Mixed 338
SusWrite 376
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 20.8
97% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 47.3
75% 142 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 93%
General USB Flash Disk 32GB
25GB free, PID 8005
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 6.4 6.2 6.3 5.9 6.9 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 17.4
Write 2.2
SusWrite 6.1
8% 8.57 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
10% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 11%
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 (98th percentile)
33.7% Below average
MC Read 11.7
MC Write 11
MC Mixed 9.2
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 11.4
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 67.3
60% 67.3 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.7%
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 5,169 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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