If you need to check what motherboard is in your computer, you are at the right spot. Here is a quick guide having some different methods to find out the motherboard’s manufacturer and model number.
It is quite easy to know about the CPU, RAM, ROM, or Graphic Card of a computer, But getting information about the motherboard is somehow challenging. Well, it is not too difficult but tricky.
Why do I need to check my motherboard?
The reason behind checking the motherboard can be different. It is very important to identify the motherboard if you’re wondering to expand hardware (for example, proper configuration of memory slots), update drivers, or just check the capabilities of the board to upgrade the whole rig.
If you are curious about board form factor, product listing, or specifications, and for repair, you can follow the below methods to find out the model number of the motherboard.
Meanwhile, you can also get specifications of other PC components like CPU, GPU compatibility, memory, and hard drive sizes.
How to check what motherboard I have?
Among numerous methods, the most simple and effective ways are explained step by step in this guide. You can check motherboard or baseboard specifications by Windows, third-party software, documentation, and physically.
Identify motherboard with command prompt
The simplest way is through the command prompt.
1. Open search field form taskbar in Windows 10, type cmd and press enter. This will lead you to the command window.
You can also press Windows+R, write cmd, and press enter to open the command window.
2. Now copy, paste the directory in the command prompt and press enter to show motherboard manufacturer, version, product, and serial number.
wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber
3. All specifications of the baseboard will be displayed on your screen.
If you want to type directory yourself in the command window, then separate product, manufacturer, etc. with a comma instead of space.
Check using “System Information”
1. Type “system information” in the search field and press enter.
2. On the left side a system summary tab will open, scroll down and check the motherboard or baseboard information there.
3. You can find the motherboard/baseboard’s manufacturer, model, and name from there.
In some cases, the data can be missing. But don’t worry we have more methods.
Open computer to check the motherboard
If you can open up the computer easily or can’t use any other way, it can be a quick and precise way to find the motherboard details. Even it is the best method when your PC is unable to switch or the motherboard is not yet installed.
Not recommend against laptops due to the complexity of components in front of the motherboard.
Below is a top motherboard manufacturers list to help you for easy identification:
ASUS (or ASUSTeK)
Open your computer and locate the manufacturer’s name and model number on the motherboard.
The location of details can be anywhere on the motherboard. Even, the same manufacturer can choose different locations. The place of information depends on enough space for text. It can be near chipset or RAM slots.
If you managed to search the brand logo but not the model number then look around the chipset. The model number consists of an alphabet and 3 numeric digits.
Check through your documentation
Every PC or motherboard comes with technical documentation. You can easily read out all details from technical notes or any specific PDF files available from the manufacturer’s website.
The box in which a motherboard is placed also contains each information.
Use of third-party software to identify the motherboard
Another reliable option is the use of third party software to display each and everything about the motherboard.
You can install CPU-Z and Speccy to know about the manufacturer’s name, model number, current temperature. Going deeper will let you know about details about chipset, voltages, and types of slots. These softwares also show which particular component slot you’re using or not.
Speccy is a paid software but CPU-Z is free to provide motherboard specifications. Now, you got an idea about how to check the motherboard. System information, opening up PC, documentations and third-party software practices give all figures about components of desktop or laptop (for example, drivers, display, RAM, ROM, drives, cards, keyboard, voltage supply, batteries, etc.). Don’t hesitate to apply these techniques to know about your PC or laptop.