Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 36.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.82% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive19.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory0.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180130
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJul 06 '18 at 19:06
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU 16%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Memory 41.7
1-Core 21.2
2-Core 52.8
25% 38.6 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 177
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0652) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
1.82% Terrible
Lighting 1.97
Reflection 4.73
Parallax 3.5
2% 3.4 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 1.2
Splatting 4.09
2% 3.06 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.82%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNS128GG4BBAA 128GB
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AGTA0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 44 72 73 77 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
19.6% Very poor
Read 130
Write 83.7
Mixed 123
SusWrite 70.6
23% 102 MB/s
4K Read 9
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 6.9
30% 10.3 MB/s
DQ Read 12.2
DQ Write 30.1
DQ Mixed 13.7
13% 18.7 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 40%
Mass Storage Device 500GB
57GB free, PID 6116
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 23 24 24 24 24 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
13% Very poor
Read 27.7
Write 22
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 24
32% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
59% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 13%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
26.7% Poor
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.8
28% 9.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 4.1
SC Mixed 5.5
17% 6 GB/s
Latency 194
21% 194 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 26.7%
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 2,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $26
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