Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 46.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.11% 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 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180523
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateOct 18 '19 at 00:26
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 (85th percentile)
46.3% Average
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 134
55% 111 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 206
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3630
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
9.11% Terrible
Lighting 34
Reflection 21.1
Parallax 27.9
9% 27.7 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 37.1
Splatting 19.1
9% 22.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.11%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS725032A9A365 320GB
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PC3OCD0H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 41 45 44 59 56 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 85
Write 84.7
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 46.4
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73QH0-YK0 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
30% Poor
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 8
27% 9.43 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 9.5
27% 9.37 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30%
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 5,052 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: 17% - Very poor Total price: $76
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