Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics10% 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 Drive21.7% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0WW73H
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '17 at 08:45
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4510U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46.8% Average
1-Core 88.6
2-Core 145
57% 117 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 214
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 840M
Dell(1028 0653) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8165
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
10% Terrible
Lighting 38.9
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 33.4
10% 32.7 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 40.9
Splatting 19.9
10% 24.2 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM800 TH 64GB
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM25D1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
21.7% Poor
Read 208
Write 61.8
Mixed 97.8
27% 122 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 3.99
4K Mixed 3.39
35% 8.64 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 29%
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 (97th percentile)
32.7% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 33%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 5,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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