Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 47.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.47% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 10 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 09 '20 at 20:09
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
47.8% Average
Memory 58.4
1-Core 29.7
2-Core 70.1
35% 52.7 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 216
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0653) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3960
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
1.47% Terrible
Lighting 8.2
Reflection 9.2
Parallax 11.4
2% 9.6 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 3.7
Splatting 9.5
1% 7.37 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.47%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
866GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 74 64 71 80 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 79.5
Write 76.4
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 70.7
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 60%
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 (67th percentile)
30.4% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 8.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 7.5
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 32%
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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 6,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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