Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.35% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 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 0926J6
Memory1.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit kolorów,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 06:05
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
61.1% Good
Memory 90.8
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 133
64% 100 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 185
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0652) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5063
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.35% Terrible
Lighting 3.37
Reflection 5.31
Parallax 5.72
3% 4.8 fps
MRender 3.95
Gravity 2.03
Splatting 6.35
2% 4.11 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.35%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$54
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 413 410 408 383 369 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 442
Write 412
Mixed 398
SusWrite 394
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 39.1
135% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 291
240% 344 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
31.8% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.7
28% 9.97 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 9.8
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.8%
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 2,449 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $28
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