Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 57.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0926J6
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 30 '20 at 17:55
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th 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
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Memory 83.6
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 125
61% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545050B7E660 500GB
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 114 115 114 106 114 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 115
Write 115
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 111
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BF160B.C16 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
32.4% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 9
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 10.9
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.4%
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 3,709 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: 21% - Poor Total price: $29
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