The motherboard, baseboard, the mainboard, or simply the Mobo is inarguably the most important component in a Computer system. But have you ever wondered what motherboard you have?
Computer hardware such as RAM, Hard Drives, and Graphics cards are easy to identify, however, when talking about the board they are mounted on, identifying it is not that straightforward.
So in this article, we will talk about 4 ways to identify what motherboard you have. Additionally, we will tell you how you can determine the form factor of your board as well.
- How to Check What Motherboard Do I have?
- How to check the Motherboard Model in Windows using System Information?
- How to check Motherboard information with Command Prompt?
- How to Check What Motherboard You Have on Linux?
- How to Tell What Motherboard I Have by Looking At It?
- Using Third-Party Software/Motherboard Checker?
- How to find the form factor of my motherboard?
- 1. How To Check What Motherboard Do I Have?
- 2. 1. How To Check The Motherboard Model in Windows Using System Information?
- 3. 2. How To Check Motherboard Information With Command Prompt?
- 4. 3. How To Check What Motherboard You Have on Linux?
- 5. 4. How To Tell What Motherboard I Have by Looking At It?
- 6. 5. Use Third-Party Software/Motherboard Checkers
- 7. How to find the form factor of my motherboard?
- 8. Check out More Details About Your Computer
How To Check What Motherboard Do I Have?
To identify your Mainboard, there are different methods and different ways that you can try for various operating systems and manufacturers.
But good for you, this guide will break down how you can easily identify your Motherboard by following the step-by-step instructions given in this article.
1. How To Check The Motherboard Model in Windows Using System Information?
This guide will work for Windows 7, 10, and 11. So If you are looking for ‘How to check motherboard model Windows 7, 10, or 11?’ this is for you.
The easiest way out here to check your Mainboard model in windows is by using Windows ‘System Information’:
- Click the Windows Start Icon
- Search for System Information and then Click It
- After that, the Windows System Information overview will open
- Your board’s info would be mentioned adjacent to Baseboard Manufacturer, BaseBoard Product, and BaseBoard Version
This method is by far the easiest way to get your MainBoard info, however, sometimes this doesn’t work as it is not compatible with some of the boards out there on the market.
If this method does not work for you, you can try other alternatives mentioned in this article.
2. How To Check Motherboard Information With Command Prompt?
There’s another method where you can easily check your System board Model number as well as its serial number using Command Prompt.
To check Motherboard information with Command Prompt:
- Type cmd in the Start menu search bar, then press Enter key
- Or you can press Windows + R, then type cmd into the Run window, and finally press Enter key
- After that, type this code, and press Enter once again
wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber
- This will prompt the Windows Management Interface Command (WMIC) and will check the manufacturer, model, name, and other details about your motherboard
Note: Exclude any spaces such as the one between product and manufacturer. You have to separate them using just a comma without any spaces.
3. How To Check What Motherboard You Have on Linux?
Many guides are talking about how you can check what motherboard you have. However, mostly they serve the Windows Operating system market.
But what if you want to check what motherboard you have in Linux?
Well, it’s fairly simple for a Linux user to get info about your mainboard. Just follow the step-by-step instruction guide given below:
- Open Linux Terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys
- Type the following code in:
sudo dmidecode -t 2
- Then you have to press Enter
- After that, you will be presented with a list describing the specifications of your board
You will be listed the brand, model number, and the serial number of your System board in the exact chronological order.
Note: If you are using a virtual machine, this method would not work
4. How To Tell What Motherboard I Have by Looking At It?
The third method here is the simplest as well as the most complex step.
Simple because all you will do is just look at the Circuit board to identify it. However, it is complex because it requires you to physically open up your computer/laptop.
Once you have opened up your laptop, and you can see the board, you can check out the model number and the serial number printed on it.
Generally, this information is printed on the top side (the side where you mount the hardware components such as CPU, RAM, etc.) of the Mainboard.
However, you must keep in mind that there is no fixed ‘location’ of the board’s manufacturer’s name and model number of the board. Different manufacturers print this info at different locations. Even different boards from the same Manufacturer sometimes have this information at different locations.
So, to tell what Main Circuit board you have by looking at it, you need to first open up your Computer or Laptop and then take a good look at it.
5. Use Third-Party Software/Motherboard Checkers
Another way to get information about your Mainboard is by using Third-party software. This software makes the task hassle-free by doing all the work for you and extracting all the info you need.
Some free tools for checking Main Circuit board information are listed below:
How to Find Out Board Information Using CPU-Z?
If the command prompt method and the system information method did not present you with satisfying results, you can opt for CPU-Z to get info about your Baseboard.
To find out your Mainboard’s information using CPU-Z:
- Download CPU-Z from the official website
- After downloading, install the program and run it
- The program will automatically gather information about various hardware components on your system
- For Motherboard Info, select the Mainboard section
- All the relevant information about your Motherboard such as your motherboard’s manufacturer, model, chipset, etc. will be mentioned there
How to Find Out Board Information Using Speccy?
Another good third-party application for this task is Speccy.
To find out your Mainboard’s information using Speccy:
- Download Speccy from the official website
- After downloading, install the program and run it
- After a while, the program will list the model of your board under the “Motherboard” section
- For more information, click on “Motherboard”
How to find the form factor of my motherboard?
The form factor of your Mainboard is the size of the board. Currently, most computers in the market have one out of these form factors:
|Form Factor Type||Dimensions|
|ATX||12 × 9.6 inches|
|Extended ATX(EATX)||12 × 13 inches|
|Micro ATX(mATX)||9.6 × 9.6 inches|
|Mini ATX||6.7 × 6.7 inches|
You can determine the form factor of your System Board by physically measuring it.
Additionally, you can also find out the form factor of your Main Circuit Board by using ‘System Information’:
- Open Run using Windows + R
- In the Run window, type msinfo32, then press Enter
- Once done, the Windows System Information overview will open
- The board’s info would be mentioned adjacent to Baseboard Manufacturer, BaseBoard Product, and BaseBoard Version
- Now use a search engine, type the Manufacturer name and Baseboard Product code and search it
- In the relevant articles that will come up after that, you will find the form factor of your motherboard
Getting info about your Motherboard is a bit more complex than finding out information about other Computer Hardware.
Fortunately, in this article, we discussed 4 different ways including the use of third-party tools to gather some knowledge about the backbone of your computer system.
Additionally, we talked about how to know the form factor of your board by looking, as well as by using ‘System Information’ of windows.
Check out More Details About Your Computer
If you want to know more about the hardware components of your Computer system such as your GPU, how much RAM do you have? or what processor does your computer use?
If yes, then you should head to this link where we have talked in detail about how you can check these in easy steps.