Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.13% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateMay 06 '21 at 14:40
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-4005U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Memory 44.3
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 78.5
35% 56.8 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 118
17% 121 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.13% Terrible
Lighting 3
Reflection 1.8
Parallax 5.8
2% 3.53 fps
MRender 3.7
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 3.9
2% 3.17 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.13%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 9.9 16 15 28 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
10.8% Very poor
Read 14.1
Write 9.5
Mixed 3.5
SusWrite 23.2
9% 12.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
80% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 10.8%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
23.7% Poor
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 9.8
MC Mixed 7.1
25% 8.83 GB/s
SC Read 2.7
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 5.5
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 183
22% 183 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 50%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 3,457 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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