Knowing exactly what parts you’re rocking in your computer can go a long way in diagnosing issues or figuring out what parts you can upgrade. This especially stands true for your motherboard.
Everything you plug into your PC goes into the motherboard. What type of RAM do you need? What kind of GPU can you use? You need to know your motherboard to answer these questions.
So if you’ve tossed out the box in which your computer or motherboard came in, there are still ways to find out what board you’re running.
In this article, we’re going over three ways you can find out which motherboard you have in your PC.
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How to find the Motherboard on Windows 10 using the Command Prompt?
The good old Command Prompt is the solution to many problems and the answer to many questions and sure enough, it can tell you the motherboard you’re running as well.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + X or right-click on the Start menu icon and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type in the following command and press Enter
wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serialnumber
You’ll see your motherboard model and make right there.
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How to find the Motherboard on Windows 10 using the System Information utility?
The System Information utility is a pretty handy tool when it comes to looking up things about your system. Here’s how you can use it to find out about your motherboard.
Step 1: Open the Start menu and search for System Information.
Step 2: You’ll see all your motherboard details under System Summary.
If you’re using a laptop, this method might not help you see the motherboard details here.
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How to find the Motherboard on Windows 10 using third party software?
There are a bunch of third-party software that give you handy information about your PC. You can choose from the likes of CPU-Z, Speccy, AIDA64 or any other WMIC utility you prefer.
Here we’ve used CPU-Z. All you need to do is head over to the Mainboard tab and you’ll have the information you need.
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