Dell Precision M6400

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.19% 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.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Precision M6400  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 076V94
Memory7.6 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111211
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 19:26
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo P8700-$42
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
42.5% Average
Memory 71.3
1-Core 43.6
2-Core 68.1
42% 61 Pts
4-Core 83.1
8-Core 80
11% 81.6 Pts
64-Core 90.7
6% 90.7 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI FirePro M7740
Dell(1028 02EF) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.911.3.4000
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
3.19% Terrible
Lighting 4.6
Reflection 4.8
Parallax 3.4
4% 4.27 fps
MRender 3.1
Gravity 3.2
Splatting 3.6
3% 3.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.19%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK6475GSX 640GB-$66
485GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GT00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 29 27 38 48 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Read 26
Write 17.7
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 33.5
16% 22.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
65% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 46%
Toshiba MK5059GSXP 500GB-$50
465GB free
Firmware: GN00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 66 73 73 75 75 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
35% Below average
Read 51.3
Write 73.3
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 70.4
39% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 35%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 10GB
null MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
17.3% Very poor
MC Read 6.4
MC Write 5
MC Mixed 5
16% 5.47 GB/s
SC Read 4.6
SC Write 4
SC Mixed 3.9
12% 4.17 GB/s
Latency 98.4
41% 98.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision M6400 Builds (Compare 178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 46%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $164
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