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How To Check What Motherboard I Have? [All Methods]

Are you asking yourself what motherboard I have? If so, continue reading to learn about several methods to find your motherboard's type.

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How To Check What Motherboard I Have? There are several methods to find a motherboard’s model, but a normal user may need some guiding steps as identifying computer parts like the CPU or RAM is straightforward if we compare it to checking the model of your motherboard.

Key Takeaways

  • The motherboard contains the key computer components and acts as the system’s spine by linking everything together.
  • Motherboards can be checked through multiple methods, such as using reliable third-party applications, checking it physically, or using a command prompt.
  • When detaching the motherboard from the case, proceed with extra precautions.

Methods Difficulty Rating

Checking It Physically
Rated: 7/10

Command Prompt
Rated: 2/10

Windows System Information
Rated: 2/10

Checking It Physically

A motherboard’s model is usually displayed close to its core. You will easily be able to see it once you open the case and take out the board. Here are the steps to check your motherboard specs physically:

  1. System Shutdown: Turn off the power supply > Unplug the power cable.
  2. Detach Cables and Devices: Remove cables from SSD drives and the hard disk > Disconnect output/input devices.
  3. Model: Pull out the motherboard > Take a close look and you will find the model name and number. 
    Tip: In some cases, the motherboards are located on the central processing unit with the help of short locks. If that is the case, open the locks and remove the connections.
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GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboard (Image By Tech4Gamers)
WARNING: Checking your motherboard’s details can be tedious and should only be done by those with the technical know-how to fix it again.

Now that you’ve taken it out cleaning it would be a good idea. Read our guide on how to clean a motherboard to do it properly. 

Using The Command Prompt

When checking the type of motherboard, enter “wmic” with the system component to learn about their details or specifications. I also often use this method to check a motherboard’s model. Here is a step-by-step guide to do it:

  1. Execute Command: Press Windows + R > Copy and paste: wmic baseboard, version, manufacturer, serial number > Enter to execute command.
Copy and paste: wmic baseboard, version, manufacturer, serial number
Command Prompt (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Once the command is executed, you will see multiple options providing details about the motherboard.

Using Windows System Information

Windows offers its users a list of handy features to help them execute a wide range of tasks efficiently. One of these features includes a thorough spec check of the system’s hardware, known as the Windows System Information feature. Follow the steps below to check motherboard specifications:

  1. Execute Command: Press Windows + R > Type msinfo32 > Hit Enter.
    Type msinfo32 and hit Enter
    msinfo32 (Image By Tech4Gamers)

You will see a dialogue box providing the necessary details regarding your system’s hardware.

Tip: Some of the best third-party apps to check your motherboard and other hardware specifications are Speccy, HWiNFO, CPU-Z.

Final Verdict

Discovering your motherboard can be something other than a tech-savvy challenge. The System Information method is your go-to if you prefer an easy, built-in solution. However, you can go for user-friendly software such as CPU-Z or HWiNFO. If you are checking the model physically, it can risk damaging any delicate parts if you are not an expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check my motherboard’s model?

There are several ways to do that, like checking it physically, using the command prompt, and using third-party software.

Is there any physical risk when checking a motherboard’s model?

Yes, you need to be careful when pulling out the cables and taking out the motherboard from the case, and even more careful when reseating the motherboard in the case, as it can prevent you from accidentally damaging the connecting pins on the board.

What third-party software is used to find a motherboard’s model?

The software we tested for that task includes Speccy, HWINFO, CPU-Z, and Belarc.

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