Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 54.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.18% 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 07V3MR
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 21:34
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-4030U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Memory 85.8
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 94.4
53% 78.6 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 110
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 106
7% 106 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 55%
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. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.18% Terrible
Lighting 3.1
Reflection 5.4
Parallax 5.4
2% 4.63 fps
MRender 3.3
Gravity 2
Splatting 3.7
2% 3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.18%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$23
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 39 32 28 43 34 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 91.6
Write 91.8
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 34.6
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 62%
Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 124GB
78GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 10 17 16 3.8 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
8.66% Terrible
Read 26.2
Write 8
Mixed 12.4
SusWrite 12.2
17% 14.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
53% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.66%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
30.5% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.7
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 9.3
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 32%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 15.5" 1280 720 LGD0456
Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 3,517 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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