Have you ever wondered what Motherboard are you using? You must know it because the Motherboard is the main circuit inside your computer. It has slots for adding additional boards like CPU, BIOS, hard drive, etc. It is a communication center, as it connects all the peripherals and components together. So, whenever you need to update drivers or the BIOS, you need to know which motherboard you are using? You also need to know this, while checking specifications, compatibility with other hardware or simply finding an identical one.
Table of Contents - Article Hierarchy
- How to check which Motherboard you have in Windows 10?
- How to check which motherboard you have on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
- Check Your Motherboard Model with Command Prompt
- Check your Motherboard model with CPU-Z
- Identify Your Motherboard With Belarc Advisor
- How to Physically Check What Motherboard You Have?
- How to Find Out What Motherboard You Have on Linux
How to check which Motherboard you have in Windows 10?
You can use the system utility to find out your motherboard, and it is the easiest method. The brand and model of your motherboard can be known from the desktop application,” System Information” You can find the application by typing its name on the search bar of the start menu.
Clicking on the application name will show you a window having all the system specifications. You can check the System Manufacturer and System Model for the brand and model number of your motherboard.
Step by Step Instructions
- Open run window by hitting the key combination “Windows + R”
- Type “msinfo32” and press Enter.
- The “System Information window will appear. Now you can check manufacturer and model from this window.
How to check which motherboard you have on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
It’s almost the same in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The same application will let you know your motherboard.
Here you can use the “Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information” path to open the “System Information” window.
Check Your Motherboard Model with Command Prompt
Following these steps, you will get to know about your Motherboard through Command Prompt:
- Open Command Prompt from “Run” Window.
- Hit “Windows + R”
- Write “cmd.exe”
- Press “Enter”
- Now type “wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber” on the Command Prompt, and press
You will get the information as expected.
Check your Motherboard model with CPU-Z
CPU Z is a free, third-party system profile application. It tells you more about your system. If you want detailed information about your system at one place you must install CPU Z.
- Down the application from this link http://download.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.90-en.exe
- Run the setup and get it installed.
- Launch the application by clicking on the icon.
- Select the “Mainboard” tab to get the information about the Motherboard.
Identify Your Motherboard With Belarc Advisor
Belarc Advisor is another third-party software that lets you know about your Motherboard. It analyzes your system and presents the hardware profile of your system as well as a summary of software in your system. It also the missing software updates. CPU Z opens in a separate window, whereas it opens in your web browser.
- Download Belarc Advisor from this link https://www.techspot.com/downloads/downloadnow/910/?evp=667b335a60cbdf5a8b291713658b22ec&file=
- As you run the downloaded .exe file, the application will be installed and launched.
- It will take a few seconds to create your system’s profile
- On completion, it will show you the results in the web browser. You can see your Motherboard’s specifications in the “Main Circuit Board” section.
- You can re-launch the application anytime you want by simply clicking on the ion.
How to Physically Check What Motherboard You Have?
If using software is being difficult for you. Then, you can always check your Motherboard serial number physically. However, in the case of a laptop, the serial number may be difficult to view. The serial number is printed on the Motherboards anywhere, where there is much space for printing large text. It can be below the RAM slots or between CPU and GPU or anywhere else. There is no fixed location for the printing of serial numbers. It also varies with different models of the same brand.
This method is also useful if you have any old Motherboard without packaging and you want to know its serial number in order to install it somewhere. It is also possible that the manufacturer’s name is not printed on the Mobo.
Once you get to know your Mobo’s serial number then you can easily update the drivers online.
How to Find Out What Motherboard You Have on Linux
If you are using Linux and want to know about your Motherboard specifications, then you can follow these steps to get to know your Motherboard. Unlike Windows, Linux has just one console command to get the specifications of your Mobo. There are no GUI tools installed in Linux as in Windows to get information about the Motherboard.
- Launch the Linux terminal by pressing the key combination “Ctrl + Alt + T”
- On the terminal window, type the command “sudo dmidecode -t 2”
- Press Enter
You will get the summary of your Motherboard’s specifications on the terminal window, including manufacturer, product name, version, and serial number.
The product will identify if you are using a virtual machine.