Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 23.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years 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 0C3NP7
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 14:10
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 Pentium 3558U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
23.7% Poor
SC Int 49.5
SC Float 50.3
SC Mixed 48.7
34% 49.5 Pts
QC Int 97.4
QC Float 98.2
QC Mixed 98.5
18% 98 Pts
MC Int 98.9
MC Float 99.1
MC Mixed 96.7
7% 98.2 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$26
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 57 78 92 87 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Read 28
Write 86.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 70.2
38% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
22% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
31.4% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 9.2
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 10.1
27% 9.47 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 31.4%
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 4,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $104
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