Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive69.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141114
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 14:27
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46.5% Average
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 150
57% 118 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 220
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8233
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
9.5% Terrible
Lighting 39.5
Reflection 25
Parallax 32.3
10% 32.3 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 38.6
Splatting 19.3
10% 23.2 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.5%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 383
Write 280
Mixed 233
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 17.8
94% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 41.1
76% 156 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KN2M64-ETB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
33.4% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 33%
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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 5,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32
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