Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory0.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190523
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 07 '20 at 03:45
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 as expected (45th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Memory 81.4
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 99.6
54% 82.5 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 170
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.3%
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. 20.19.15.4531
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 10
8% 10 fps
Poor: 2% Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
895GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 26 29 34 27 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Read 30.7
Write 40.7
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 28.8
22% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
36% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173EB0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
29% Poor
MC Read 9.8
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 8.5
26% 9.27 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 9.3
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 29%
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 1,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $28
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