Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 14%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.67% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory0.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140805
Uptime9.2 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 10:18
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User MUS-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 below expectations (6th percentile)
14% Very poor
1-Core 25.2
2-Core 38.1
16% 31.6 Pts
4-Core 69.7
8-Core 77.2
10% 73.4 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3412
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
1.67% Terrible
Lighting 9.8
Reflection 9.1
Parallax 13.3
3% 10.7 fps
MRender 6.1
Gravity 5.4
Splatting 11.2
2% 7.57 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.67%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$30
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 35 34 25 15 15 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Read 89.2
Write 90.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 28.8
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
75% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
22.9% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 7.8
MC Mixed 7.6
23% 8 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 5.8
15% 5.17 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.9%
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 5,474 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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