Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.38% 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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 way below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (7th percentile)
24.3% Poor
1-Core 21.2
2-Core 52.8
17% 37 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 177
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 41%
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 (3rd percentile)
1.38% Terrible
Lighting 5.9
Reflection 12.3
Parallax 11.2
2% 9.8 fps
MRender 8.2
Gravity 3.6
Splatting 9.4
1% 7.07 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.38%
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 (33rd 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: 5%
This bench: 13%
Great: 20%
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 (51st 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: 13%
This bench: 26.7%
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 5,448 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32
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