How To Check What Motherboard Do i have?
by Perfect Tech Reviewer
Computer components like processing unit, RAM, connectivity, audio input, etc., are easy to check from the system information summary, but how to check what motherboard do I have is the most frequently asked question of all time. This is because the motherboard details do not appear in the ABOUT SYSTEM field of your computer.
Well, there are a couple of ways using which you can retrieve information about the product name, ID, serial number, brand, and primary specs of the motherboard.
You can check most of the information about your computer system by visiting the “ABOUT” option, but that will not show you the details of the motherboard. Don’t sweat it out! I’ll tell you how to check what motherboard you have using a convenient method.
The PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 comes with some built-in options using which you can seek information about the motherboard. I found the Command Prompt and Windows Information System method most friendly and quick. Let’s discuss:
Command Prompt Method
The Windows Command Prompt method is the easiest way to determine the model of the motherboard of your processing unit and it works for Windows 10 as well as Windows 11. In the first place, you need to go to the start menu and click on the search bar “Type here to search”. After tapping in, type “cmd” on the bar and the screen will show the Windows Command Prompt app option.
You can also open the same Windows Command Prompt application using this shortcut key: RUN + WINDOWS + R, type CMD into the popup screen, and click on enter. Both of these ways are purposely the same and will let you to the Command Prompt application.
Once you’re in the app option, please don’t run it “as an administrator”. You need to prompt WMIC or Windows Management Interface Command to see the model name, manufacturer details, serial number, and other details of the motherboard.
You can do this by entering the following command prompt: “WMIC BASEBOARD GET PRODUCT,VERSION,MANUFACTURER,SERIALNUMBER”. Please make sure to not add any spaces in between; you need to include only the comma “,” after the modifier like product or version.
Windows Information System Method
The Windows Information System can tell you the details like product name, manufacturer, serial number, and primary features of the motherboard. This is a hit & miss way to find the motherboard information. To be honest, the Windows Information System method is compatible with specific models only and fails to determine the rest of the motherboard models.
In case your motherboard is compatible with the Windows Information System method, there is no better way to find out the information. This is because it is one of the easiest and quickest ways to find information about the motherboard. In the first place, you need to open Run using this shortcut key: WINDOWS + R. After opening Run, a search bar will appear on the computer screen. Type “msinfor32” on the screen and click on ENTER key to proceed.
After that, the Windows Information System overview will get appear on the screen. The information system includes the motherboard information as well. You can find the field next to the BaseBoard product, BaseBoard manufacturer, and BaseBoard version. When you enter the field, you’ll see the information about the motherboard. However, if the field says no information is available, it means there is no compatibility.
Manually Check The Motherboard
You can check the motherboard model, serial number, and manufacturer details physically as the primary information is written on the motherboard itself. The motherboard is a chipset that comes with a tag that shows information about the model and its seller. MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, ASUS, ASRock, and Biostar are among the most popular and top-notch brands for selling motherboards.
The easiest way to locate the details on a motherboard physically is to find out the logo on the brand; however, it is not always necessary that a chipset has a logo on it. There can be a code “four digit code” that mostly starts with a letter and is followed by numbers like “X000”. For example, I have a Z370 chipset motherboard.
You can also find information about the motherboard using third-party applications. There is numerous free application software available online which you can download easily on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC, and retrieve information about your motherboard. I like this way to find information because it is quick and easy; however, it is not very secure.
In this sequence, the CPU-Z is the trendiest software available online that tells you the information about the motherboard chipset. You can install the CPU-Z application software through the official website of CPUID. Once the download is completed, run the program and see the field related to the motherboard in the main menu. It will show you the brand, model, serial number, BIOS, chipset type, and other information about the motherboard.
In addition to CPU-Z, there are a few other software available too like Speccy and Belarc Advisor. The Speccy is an information system tool that can provide information about internal chipsets and also offers cleaning or antivirus programs for your computers.
Lastly, the Belarc Advisor is another software that is used to determine the details about hardware and software, network information, security details, and so forth. All these applications that I have mentioned are reliable for getting information about motherboards and are easy to use, but the only demerit is security issues.
That’s all for how to check what motherboard do I have! You can opt for any of the methods discussed above as per your suitability, where the use of third-party applications ranked at the last in terms of preference because it is not the safest. Please start with the order from the Command Prompt method and onwards.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out what my motherboard model is?
There are a couple of methods using which you can find out the model, serial number, and other features of a motherboard like the Command Prompt method, Windows Information System method, third-party applications, and more. You can even physically check the model of the motherboard.
How do I know what motherboard I have without physically opening my computer?
If you don’t want to open the computer to check motherboard information, install third-party applications like CPU-Z, Speccy, and Belarc Advisor to retrieve the information. Alongside that, the Command Prompt method and Windows Information System method are also successful and easiest ways to determine details of motherboards in Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.