Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 61.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics9.53% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive62.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 22 '17 at 12:24
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
61.9% Good
Memory 87.1
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 144
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 219
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8528
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
9.53% Terrible
Lighting 40.1
Reflection 25.2
Parallax 32.2
10% 32.5 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 38.7
Splatting 19.3
10% 23.2 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.53%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 120GB
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 504
Write 197
Mixed 292
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 9.89
92% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.5
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 13
38% 76.6 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 83%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$46
894GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 102
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.21
67% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KN2M64-ETB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
32.7% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 33%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 1,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28
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