Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 57.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.34% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive90.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
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 0CHXGJ
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200902
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 09:47
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Memory 80.5
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 143
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 213
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0653) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
2.34% Terrible
Lighting 3.3
Reflection 5.8
Parallax 6
3% 5.03 fps
MRender 3.6
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 3.7
2% 3.17 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.34%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 120GB-$35
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P180831a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 333 129 124 95 29 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 416
Mixed 418
SusWrite 183
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 43.7
162% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 235
176% 229 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 89%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB
9GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 5 6.8 6.8 6.7 7.2 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
12.4% Very poor
Read 37.4
Write 9
Mixed 6
SusWrite 6.4
15% 14.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 2.3
145% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
31.6% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 9
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10.3
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 79.6
50% 79.6 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 31.6%
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 3,477 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: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31
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