Acer Aspire 5742Z

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.8% 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.
Memory3GB 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. 3GB 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 and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemAcer Aspire 5742Z  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Aspire 5742Z
Memory1.1 GB free of 3 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110530
Uptime15.4 Days
Run DateOct 26 '19 at 19:49
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium P6100
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Memory 64.6
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 87.1
42% 64.9 Pts
4-Core 85.9
8-Core 87.8
12% 86.9 Pts
64-Core 96.1
6% 96.1 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
Acer(1025 0487) 1GB
Driver: igdumdx32.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2993
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
0.8% Terrible
Lighting 15.5
Reflection 2.7
Parallax 2.7
4% 6.97 fps
MRender 2.8
Gravity 2
Splatting 2.9
1% 2.57 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.8%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$32
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 20 23 27 28 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
11% Very poor
Read 8.7
Write 21
Mixed 14.3
SusWrite 29.4
14% 18.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 11%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT112S6TFR8C-H9 ACR256X64D3S1333C9 3GB
1067, 1067 MHz
1024, 2048 MB
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
21.2% Poor
MC Read 6.8
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 8.2
20% 7.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 5.9
16% 5.43 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 24%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire 5742Z Builds (Compare 142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 5742Z

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