Dell Dimension 8400

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 17%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 8.63%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics0.81% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive18.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 and 6 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Dimension 8400
MotherboardDell Dimension 8400  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20060707
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:15
Run Duration292 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
8.63% Terrible
1-Core 23.4
2-Core 25
13% 24.2 Pts
4-Core 22.2
8-Core 23.8
3% 23 Pts
64-Core 28.2
2% 28.2 Pts
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.63%
Great: 13%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 5450
Asus(1043 04B3) 1GB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 15.201.2401.0
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.81% Terrible
Lighting 4
Reflection 4.1
Parallax 5.1
1% 4.4 fps
MRender 3.5
Gravity 2.5
Splatting 3.2
1% 3.07 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.81%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 32 53 39 68 42 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
18.6% Very poor
Read 114
Write 70.9
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 50.4
16% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 9.8
4K Write 11.7
4K Mixed 8.7
32% 10.1 MB/s
DQ Read 17.2
DQ Write 29.1
DQ Mixed 25.6
19% 24 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 94%
Seagate ST380013AS 80GB-$75
9GB free
Firmware: 8.12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 34 34 38 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
25.2% Poor
Read 51
Write 12.2
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 36.6
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 32%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
83GB free
Firmware: 1AC01108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 68 65 63 81 91 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
48% Average
Read 94.9
Write 72.9
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 71.9
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 48%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x1GB
4 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
12.7% Very poor
MC Read 4.1
MC Write 3.2
MC Mixed 3.9
11% 3.73 GB/s
SC Read 3.3
SC Write 2.7
SC Mixed 4.3
10% 3.43 GB/s
Latency 113
35% 113 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.7%
Great: 28%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Dimension 8400 Builds (Compare 26 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Dimension 8400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 12% - Very poor Total price: $45
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