Not sure what kind of motherboard your computer is using? Are you trying to upgrade your machine and want to learn more about its specs? No problem. There are several different methods to check what motherboard you have, you. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to check your motherboard model in Windows.
Option 1: Find Your motherboard Type Using The Command Prompt
The first method you can try is to open up a command prompt by pressing ‘Windows + R’ and typing ‘cmd’ into the pop-up box.
This will bring up the Command Prompt window, and from there, you type: wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serial number.
This will provide details, including the brand of the motherboard, version number, and serial number, that you can look up online later to find out exactly which model it is. This can help provide valuable data for technical troubleshooting and hardware upgrades.
Option 2: Determine Your Motherboard Model Using The System Information Utility
Another way to check what kind of motherboard you have is to go through the System Information utility in Windows; this provides a detailed breakdown of all hardware components installed on your machine and any devices such as printers or audio/video input chipsets etc. The computer’s system information utility can provide a number of details about the motherboard. This includes the manufacturer and model, as well as processor type, BIOS version, chipset drivers and USB ports. It can also provide technical specifications like serial numbers, form factor, available memory slots and total RAM capacity. Information on other components connected to the motherboard like hard drives, graphics cards, sound cards and network adapters will also be shown.
Option 3: Determine Your Motherboard Type By Manually Opening Up Your Computers Case
You can also access your motherboard directly by opening your computer case – if you don’t mind getting your hands (literally) dirty! Once inside, locate the embossed manufacturer’s logo sticker, which should give all the information necessary about which motherboard brand it is – and whether the chipset is Intel or AMD – along with model numbers and other relevant data that would come in handy when selecting alternatives like memory upgrades or graphics cards.
Option 4: Use Third-Party Software/Motherboard Checkers (Easiest for beginners)
Stand-alone applications occur at no cost, while others require one-time subscription fees but usually include unlimited usage clauses in exchange for payment before download access is granted. There are plenty of third-party software packages available on the internet, such as CPU-Z, that can provide accurate information related specifically to your motherboard model and information such as the kind of chipset used, etc. Most software options provide detailed component overviews in plain text form, which are easier to process & correlate—allowing for quick identification even by novice users rather than manual attempts via physical disassembly methods previously mentioned.
Option 5: Check Purchase Documentation, Or With The Seller
If you are unsure of what motherboard you have, the best way to find out is to check with the seller or the packaging your computer came in. The box or your order confirmation from the seller will sometimes include the parts in the computer. Depending on where you purchased your computer, they may be able to provide you with information about the specific model and make of your motherboard. If not, they should at least be able to tell you the manufacturer and type of motherboard in your system. Or, if you built it yourself, check your purchase history.