Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 27.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.72% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive56.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory0.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180130
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:01
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i3-4005U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
27.9% Poor
SC Int 41.5
SC Float 48.1
SC Mixed 48.6
37% 46.1 Pts
QC Int 119
QC Float 128
QC Mixed 130
28% 126 Pts
MC Int 106
MC Float 119
MC Mixed 118
17% 114 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
3.72% Terrible
Lighting 9.6
Reflection 10.8
Parallax 17.4
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.3
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 13.8
4% 9.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.72%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 433
Write 250
Mixed 312
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 13.3
66% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 47.9
51% 85.3 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
30% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 8.3
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 8.2
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30%
Great: 32%
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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 2,753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $78
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