In this guide; what motherboard do I have? we have tried to find out all possible ways that can aid you in figuring out what sort of motherboard is running in your system.
You can easily find out exactly which motherboard is in your cabinet, without even opening it and countering with a puzzled bundle of wires and connectors. The information related to the microprocessors, memory, or graphical unit can be easily known through some simple steps. However, knowing the motherboard can be a bit tricky task.
We have tried to keep this guide as easy & simple as possible so that even a 10-year-old kid could easily follow the given steps and fulfill the real purpose.
Thankfully, there are a few simple and great easy-to-follow procedures with steps, that will help in figuring out what motherboard is placed in your system.
Method 1: Find Using Command Prompt in Windows 10
In order to find the genuine model name and number of your motherboard follow these given steps:
Step 1: Go to the search bar near the windows tab.
Step 2: Type “cmd” in the search bar and press enter.
After clicking on the command prompt
Step 3: Enter the further given command and then press enter- “wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer”, to know the manufacturer (company/brand).
In order to find and figure out only a particular thing you would need to enter only a particular field after the letter “product”.
For eg: “wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serial number”, to know the model number, manufacturer, version & serial number.
Method 2: Checking “System Information”
According to us, this is the easiest method to know that what motherboard do you have without any complicated coding like method or installing any 3rd party software.
Step 1: Go to the windows search bar and directly type ‘system information and press enter.
Step 2: Move to the bottom system summary menu that appears on the left panel of the window and then click on the “motherboard manufacturer” or “baseboard manufacturer”.
In the system summary tab, you can get various information related to your motherboard like manufacturer (using- motherboard/baseboard manufacturer), model (using-motherboard/baseboard model) and sing the same tactic you can get name also.
These two were the genuine ways to find details of the motherboard and now let’s take a look at some different methods of finding the motherboard’s details.
Method 3: See Using Software “CPU-Z”
In this method, you would need to install a third-party software/application called- “CPU-Z”, which will help you in knowing the exact details about your system’s motherboard without any hassle.
In this method of finding the motherboard, there are no such complicated steps are involved you just simply need to install the CPU-Z application and in few simple steps, you can get to know each & every detail of your system on its dashboard.
CPU-Z is a greatly popular and free-utility application that gives you the advantage and ease to checkout every small or big detail related to your PC.
PS- it can even tell you that your graphical unit is active or inactive.
You can download this amazing application from here and absolutely free of cost.
Let’s check up on another method to know the details of the motherboard.
In this method, we are going to manually check our motherboard by physically opening its case
After opening the main lid case of your CPU cabinet you would be able to see your motherboard box, on which the manufacturer & product name would be engraved.
Mine is Asus’s yours could be an MSI one or maybe a gigabyte.
Method 4: Check Motherboard Through “msinfo32” in Windows PC
Step 1: On the Windows desktop main screen, press the Windows key+R.
After that, the power user task menu will appear in a dialogue box.
Step 2: Click on the RUN option.
Directly type “msinfo32” inside the dialogue box of the RUN text field and press enter.
Doing this will let you know all the essential details of your PC and even other information related to working memory, total memory storage, etc.
But, if you have windows 7 in your system.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Click and open the start menu
Step 2: Go to All Programs > Accessories > System tools > System utility
Through this system information utility menu, you can get the same sort of information data just like any other software.
Through this, you can get to know the manufacturer of your motherboard (i.e- system manufacturer), the model name of the motherboard (i.e- system model),
- The motherboard may be written as Baseboard.
- In the computer brands like HP & Dell, you get all the information on the model number label rather than looking for the motherboard, or else you can get this information on the documents as well because these are the OEM companies and are known for manufacturing all their parts by their own self.
Method 5: Digital Documents or PDFs
You can get your required information through the official website of your product company, by simply searching your product name, you can get the PDF format version also of your system that can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
Let’s check up on the last and the trickiest method to know what motherboard do you have, though it looks tricky once you get to know how to identify a motherboard it will become quite easy for you.
Method 6: Visual identification
For, this you need to check out the silk-screened name of your product that is actually engraved somewhere around or near the RAM memory slots. For example, if you look at the picture given below you will see something written above the memory slots and this is actually where the name and product model number is written through which you can identify all of it.
In some motherboards, it might be written somewhere else but it is always written in the same way so that anyone can find it.