Dell Dimension 8400

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop 14%
Tree trunk
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 31.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.04% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemDell Dimension 8400
MotherboardDell Dimension 8400  (all builds)
Memory0.7 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20050316
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 03:11
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Memory 60
1-Core 25.9
2-Core 24.1
29% 36.7 Pts
4-Core 22.1
8-Core 25
3% 23.5 Pts
64-Core 26
2% 26 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 37%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon X1550
PowerColor(148C 2224) 256MB
Driver: atiumdag.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.04% Terrible
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 0.2
Parallax 0.3
0% 0.2 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.04%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB-$40
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 06.01C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 32 14 14 14 12 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Read 44
Write 49.5
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 20.2
26% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 33%
ST350082 0AS 500GB
307GB free, PID 0370
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1 0.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
1.59% Terrible
Read 0.8
Write 0.7
Mixed 0.8
SusWrite 0.9
1% 0.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
24% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 1.59%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x0.5GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
10.9% Very poor
MC Read 4
MC Write 2.5
MC Mixed 2.9
9% 3.13 GB/s
SC Read 3.3
SC Write 3.5
SC Mixed 2.6
9% 3.13 GB/s
Latency 128
31% 128 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 19%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Dimension 8400 Builds (Compare 12 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Dimension 8400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $25
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