Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 60.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.2% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190523
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 03 '21 at 08:48
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 (97th percentile)
60.2% Good
Memory 90.6
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 85.6
56% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 158
24% 169 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 60.2%
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. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.2% Terrible
Lighting 3.1
Reflection 5.3
Parallax 5.7
2% 4.7 fps
MRender 3.2
Gravity 2.1
Splatting 3.8
2% 3.03 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.2%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 32 40 23 40 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
23.9% Poor
Read 48.3
Write 49.1
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 33.7
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
136% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 8
27% 9.53 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 9.3
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.8%
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 3,237 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: 18% - Very poor Total price: $35
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