Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 29%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.65% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0G26GT
Memory0.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJul 09 '20 at 04:28
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i3-2375M
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
29% Poor
Memory 47.4
1-Core 32
2-Core 50.4
29% 43.3 Pts
4-Core 66.2
8-Core 52.6
8% 59.4 Pts
64-Core 61.3
4% 61.3 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 1.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
1.65% Terrible
Lighting 1.87
Reflection 2.38
Parallax 1.25
2% 1.83 fps
MRender 2.05
Gravity 1.03
Splatting 3.43
2% 2.17 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.65%
Great: 2%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$21
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 25 20 19 26 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
21.5% Poor
Read 51.8
Write 47.3
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 23.2
29% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 61%
SanDisk Cruzer Spark 32GB
11GB free, PID 55a1
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.5 3.4 4.3 4.2 3.3 3.8 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
10% Very poor
Read 24.7
Write 6.2
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 3.9
10% 9.78 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.6
119% 2 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
18.6% Very poor
MC Read 6.2
MC Write 6.2
MC Mixed 6.4
18% 6.27 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 5.7
16% 5.73 GB/s
Latency 171
23% 171 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 32%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 1,941 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

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