Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 59.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.14% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive33.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory0.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190523
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 29 '20 at 05:04
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 (92nd percentile)
59.2% Above average
Memory 93.5
1-Core 56.3
2-Core 112
58% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 168
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 59.2%
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
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.14% Terrible
Lighting 3
Reflection 5
Parallax 5.4
2% 4.47 fps
MRender 3.5
Gravity 2
Splatting 3.7
2% 3.07 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.14%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$28
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 103 77 4.5 44 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 465
Write 392
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 91.5
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 0.4
35% 9.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KNWMX1-HYA 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
24.4% Poor
MC Read 7.2
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 7.6
21% 7.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 3.6
SC Mixed 7.2
17% 5.8 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 33%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 2,460 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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