Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.88% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory1.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140328
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateApr 28 '21 at 06:30
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (96th percentile)
53% Above average
Memory 92.2
1-Core 36.7
2-Core 73.9
48% 67.6 Pts
4-Core 80.5
8-Core 105
12% 92.6 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53%
Great: 53%
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 way below expectations (4th percentile)
0.88% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 1.8
Parallax 5.5
0% 2.5 fps
MRender 3.2
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 3.6
2% 2.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 0.88%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P1D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 61 43 30 55 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Read 52.6
Write 67.7
Mixed 27.4
SusWrite 52.4
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
30.5% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.8
28% 9.87 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 8.2
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 32%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 3,282 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: 17% - Very poor Total price: $35
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