5 Ways To Find Your Motherboard Model

The motherboard connects the parts of a computer. It is a circuit board that connects your hardware—CPU, hard drives, expansion cards e.t.c.— to your processor. The motherboard determines what graphic cards and expansion cards can connect to your laptop. It also distributes electricity from your power supply.

The motherboard is a vital part of your PC, so it’s important you get a suitable replacement, else your PC will not work. Motherboard models could be confusing, don’t try to play smart; it’s better to be safe than sorry. Confirming your motherboard model might be tricky because it’s a collection of numbers and letters. 

This article will teach you five ways to find your motherboard’s information; let’s help you save time and money—because they’re costly. 

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How to Find your Motherboard Model

After hours of research through the support pages of multiple PC brands, we’ve compiled five ways to find your motherboard model. We made sure to get you the fastest, easiest, and most straightforward ways. 

Let’s gets started:

  1. Via Windows system information.
  2. Visually identify your motherboard model.
  3. Use Windows in-built tools (Command Prompt).
  4. Download Speccy.
  5. Motherboard Checker Programs (CPU-Z).

Windows System Information

This method tops our list because it’s the easiest, fastest way to find your motherboard model. But, this method is a hit-and-miss because it works with certain motherboards and fails to work in others.

You can access Windows’ System Information utility on Windows 10.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Navigate to the Start menu at the left side of your PC screen
  2. Type System Information in the search bar.
  3. Tap the Windows key + R and open the Run window.
  4. Next, type msinfo32.
  5. Click on Enter.

For an older PC:

  1. Access the Start menu on your PC.
  2. Click on All Programs.
  3. Next, select Accessories.
  4. Next, select System Tools.
  5. Finally, select System Information utility.

Your motherboard information will be shown in the System Summary section. The System Summary section shows the BaseBoard ManufacturerBaseBoard Product, and BaseBoard Version and Motherboard information.

NOTE: If your motherboard isn’t compatible with this method, the fields will say that the information is unavailable. Please, use the other methods in this article.

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Visual Identification Method

You can employ this method if your PC won’t come on and you can’t use software to find your motherboard model. You can also use this method if you’ve not installed the motherboard.

The location of the motherboard information varies for different brands and even with similar brands having different layouts.

  • Switch off your computer and disconnect all cables.
  • Open the case of your motherboard with a thumbscrew or Phillips-head screwdriver.

These are spots you should check:

  • Spaces on the motherboard large enough for large text to be printed.
  • Near the CPU socket.
  • Between the PCI slots
  • Your RAM slots, the space between your CPU and GPU, or under your GPU.
  • A sticker on the back of the motherboard—for the serial number.

Look out for a manufacturer or a model number. If you find only the model number, enter the number in a search engine alongside “motherboard.” 

Using Windows Tools to Find your Motherboard Model (Command Prompt)

Command Prompt is a built-in tool on Windows 10 that can help find your motherboard model and check your serial number.

We recommend two methods to check your motherboard with Command Prompt.

Method 1:

  1. Navigate to the Start menu at the left side of your PC screen
  2. Type cmd or Command Prompt in the search bar.
  3. Next, select Best Match, and click on Command Prompt.

Method 2:

  1. Open Command Prompt with the Run shortcut. Tap the Windows key + R to open the Run window
  2. Type cmd in the popup window, and press the Enter key.

When you’ve used either method to open Command Prompt, follow the steps below:

  1. Copy and paste the motherboard information command into Command Prompt: wmic baseboard gets product, manufacturer, version, serialnumber.
  2. Press the ↵ Enter key.

Your motherboard’s information will display on your PC screen.

NOTE: Your motherboard information contains the manufacturer, product, serial number, and version information.

Check Your Motherboard With Speccy

Follow the steps below carefully to check your motherboard via Speccy:

  1. Open the Speccy website on your preferred browser.
  2. Navigate around the website and click on Download Free Version.
  3. Follow the prompt and click Free Download.
  4. You’ll be taken to the link selection page; click the Piriform link.
  5. Speccy will start the download process.
  6. If the file doesn’t start to download, click on Start Download at the top of the page to force-start the download

Once you have downloaded Speccy on your computer:

  1. Install Speccy on your PC.
  2. Double-click the setup file.
  3. Next, click Yes when prompted.
  4. Check the No thanks, I don’t need CCleaner box in the bottom-right corner.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click Run Speccy when prompted. It’s a purple button in the middle of the setup window.
  7. Finally, click on the Motherboard tab.

Your motherboard information will display on your system’s screen.

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Use a Motherboard Checker Program

You can use a third-party program to find your motherboard model. We recommend either CPU-Z or Belarc Advisor, and we’ll guide you in using both programs.

Use CPU-Z to find your motherboard model

CPU-Z is free software that gives you a detailed rundown of your PC’s hardware components. CPU-Z is arguably the best motherboard checker program, and you can also get it for free. 

Here’s how to use CPU-Z to find your motherboard model:

  1. Download and install the CPU-Z program.
  2. Launch the program, and CPU-Z will analyze your system components.
  3. Select the Mainboard tab to view your motherboard information such as manufacturer, model, chipset, serial number, e.t.c.

Find your motherboard model with Belarc AdvisorBelarc Advisor is another helpful program for finding your motherboard model. We recommend Belarc because it doesn’t store or send your data to any web server.

Here’s how to use CPU-Z to find your motherboard model:

  • Download Belarc Advisor from the website.
  • Launch the program.
  • Please wait for a series of scans; although you can skip some of them, it wouldn’t hurt to fulfill all righteousness.
  • After the scans, Belarc will display information about your operating system, hardware components, connected devices, and login sessions in your browser tab.
  • To check for your motherboard model, click on the Main Circuit Board tab.

There you go, five ways to find your motherboard model. We hope you found this article helpful!

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Conclusion

Finding your motherboard model is not a straightforward process; the operating system matters a lot. But we’ve managed to break down the steps into simple steps, so it’s easy enough for our audience—even for novices— to comprehend.

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