Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 44.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.81% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0DXYP6
Memory2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '21 at 19:08
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User HUN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-4030U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
44.4% Average
Memory 65.1
1-Core 46.2
2-Core 81.3
42% 64.2 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 140
19% 140 Pts
64-Core 142
10% 142 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 55%
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. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
2.81% Terrible
Lighting 4.6
Reflection 1.8
Parallax 5.6
4% 4 fps
MRender 3
Gravity 2
Splatting 3.5
2% 2.83 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.81%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P1D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 50 49 53 34 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Read 51.1
Write 48.9
Mixed 14.7
SusWrite 47.8
29% 40.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 61%
SDHC Card 32GB
28GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 13 12 12 11 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
7.46% Terrible
Read 20.8
Write 8
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 11.4
16% 12.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.46%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
29.4% Poor
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.5
28% 9.87 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 113
35% 113 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 32%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 6 60 15.5" 1280 720 LGD0456
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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