Although parts of your computer such as your RAM or graphics card can be identified in your system summary, it is not always that easy when you need to verify your motherboard model.
There are several steps depending on the operating system and motherboard. It’s easy enough to learn for beginners. This is how you quickly and easily answer this question: “What motherboard am I using?”
How to find out what Motherboard you have with Windows Tools
Windows 10 computers come with built-in tools that allow you to determine your motherboard model and other details.
These are the two most convenient ways to do it.
How to check your Motherboard with a Command Prompt
Windows Command Prompt allows you to easily verify your motherboard model number and serial number. Windows 10 allows you to type cmd in the Start menu search bar, and then select the Best Match.
You can also open Command Prompt by using the Run shortcut, Windows+ R, type in the popup window, and press Enter.
Command Prompt will not be required to be run as administrator. After you have opened your command window, you can ask Windows Management Interface Command (WMIC), which will check the manufacturer, model, and other details of your motherboard.
Simply enter the following into Command Prompt to do this:
wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber
Remember not to include any spaces between modifiers like product and manufacturer–separate them with only a comma.
Get Windows System Information to Check Your Motherboard Model
Windows System Information also provides information about your motherboard. This method can be hit-and-miss. However, it seems to work with some motherboards but not others.
This is the easiest way to verify your compatible motherboard’s model and brand via Windows.
First, open with Windows +R. Once the Run window is open, type MSinfo32 and hit .
Your motherboard information should appear next to Baseboard Maker, Board Product, and BaseBoard version. If you see the information not being displayed, please use the other methods described in this article.
Motherboard Checker Programmes
There are several free programs that can check your motherboard information.
How to find out what Motherboard you have with CPU-Z
You can use CPUZ to get more detailed information about your motherboard. This free program will provide a detailed overview of all the hardware components on your computer.
The CPUZ website offers the possibility to download the program. After you have installed the program and started it, it will instantly analyze your components and identify them.
You can find more information about your motherboard by clicking on the Mainboard tab.
This section contains information about your motherboard’s manufacturer and model as well as the chipset and other details.
Belarc Advisor – Check Your Motherboard
Belarc Advisor, a useful program that can find the serial number for your motherboard’s motherboard, is also available.
The Belarc Advisor website offers the software for free.
Belarc does not transmit your data to web servers. Instead, the summary will be displayed in a local file that you can access through your browser after the analysis is completed. Start Belarc Advisor to check which motherboard you have.
After you allow it to run, it will perform a series of scans. You can skip certain steps, such as the network scan.
After you have completed the steps, Belarc will open the results page in a new browser tab. These results contain information about your operating system and connected devices as well as login sessions. To view your summary of the motherboard, click on the heading to the right that reads Main Circuit Board.
Here you will find the information about your motherboard, including its model number, serial number, and bus speed.
How to physically check your Motherboard Type
You can always check the motherboard’s type by hand if you are unable to use the software. If your computer won’t turn on, or the motherboard isn’t installed, you should consider this option. This is not the best option if your laptop has components that may be placed in front the motherboard.
Depending on the layout of your motherboard and its brand, the exact location for the model number will vary. We found that the model numbers were located at slightly different places on the ASUS motherboards.
The location of your motherboard model will usually be where large text can be printed. It can be located below your RAM slots or between your CPU (as with the Asus Prime B350+), or underneath your GPU (as with the Asus Prime B350M+).
You might not be sure where your board is located. Check out our guide on parts and functions.
Because it is the largest text on your motherboard, you can easily distinguish the model name from any other text.
The box in which it arrived can also contain information about your motherboard model. This is only true if the box is still in good condition. The serial number and model will be listed on the label.
A sticker located on the back of your motherboard will often provide the serial number. If your motherboard has been installed, it is difficult to find this part.
Learn What Motherboards You Have for Linux
Linux users will find the same process for finding out which motherboard they have.
Open your terminal in Linux by using Alt + T. Next, enter the following command.
sudo dmidecode -t 2
The summary of your motherboard will be displayed, along with its model and brand. If you’re using a virtual machine the product name will be displayed.
If you’re running Ubuntu on an actual computer, however, you will be able to see the motherboard model and serial numbers.
Learn More about Your Computer
You now know how to easily check which motherboard you have, but you can also learn more about the hardware of your computer.