Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.83% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20180523
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 26 '19 at 13:04
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (99th percentile)
27.6% Poor
1-Core 49.9
2-Core 90.6
34% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 121
18% 126 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 28%
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. 10.18.14.4264
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
1.83% Terrible
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 11.1
Parallax 17.5
0% 9.57 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 14.5
2% 9.73 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.83%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$39
893GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 67 68 72 76 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 82.8
Write 76
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 70.9
47% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 62%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
4GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 9.6 9.3 9 8.9 5.4 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
16.2% Very poor
Read 37.3
Write 9
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 7.9
21% 18.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 3.1
211% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.9
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 9.9
25% 8.9 GB/s
Latency 75.9
53% 75.9 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 30.8%
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 5,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55
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