Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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 11 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 (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium 3558U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
49.4% Average
Memory 82.5
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 98
50% 76.4 Pts
4-Core 98.5
8-Core 97
13% 97.8 Pts
64-Core 96.7
6% 96.7 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 52%
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: 14%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 62%
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 (91st 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%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 1,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

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