4 Ways To Find Out What’s The Motherboard Model For Your Windows 8 And Windows 10

by | Aug 4, 2020 | Computing

In this article, we have mentioned 4 ways to find out about your computer’s motherboard model for Windows 8 and Windows 10. When you look for information like your graphics card, RAM, processor, it is quite easy by getting it in the setting option but when it comes to motherboard, the information is rather vague and not specific and you will not find info about your motherboards model or serial number in the settings menu. 

It is important to know the motherboard model or number, because in the future if you want to upgrade your RAM or graphics card, you need to know of which model your motherboard is. As per your motherboard model, you can select the RAM or graphics card.

There are certain methods that can be used to find out about these specifications. Well, you cannot actually open your laptop’s physical motherboard and learn about it, therefore these 4 ways mentioned below will help you know about your motherboard better. 

Identify your motherboard through Windows system information

You can learn about your motherboard details through Windows system operation. It is very much adaptive to MSI and Gigabyte motherboards. When you have, a compatible motherboard using this method is easier. Press Windows + R to start up the run function in windows. When the dialog box appears, type “msinfo32” in the open area and press Enter. 

This will show all the Windows System information overviews. Right next to the Baseboard Manufacturer, Baseboard version, and Baseboard product, the motherboard details are mentioned. If it says that the information is not available, then that means your system is not compatible. It usually happens in Dell, Asus, and Razer. Other below-mentioned methods shall help you solve this problem.

One can also learn the motherboard information in detail by going back and checking the documentation which you received at the time of purchase. 

Checking your motherboard with the help of CMD

The motherboard model and serial number can be easily found out in Windows 10 through CMD prompt. You can either type it in the taskbar or press Windows + R and type CMD and hit enter. Command prompt needs to be run as an administrator. Once the Window is opened, then you can click on the Windows Management Interface Command (WMIC) and see all the information about the model, name, manufacturer, and features of your motherboard. 

Use CPU-Z to find out about your motherboard

If the command prompt does not work, then one more method which you can use to get an overview on the motherboard specifications is through CPU-Z. This free software is available online and it will give you comprehensive info about your hardware components. 

You can go to the CPU-Z website and download the program for free. Once it is installed, start the program and it will identify all the components right away. 

Click on the mainboard tab and learn about the motherboards model, chipset, manufacturer, and more. 

Use Belarc Advisor

Another third-party application that is totally free to give you an overview of your hardware is Belarc Advisor. Check out the Belarc Advisor website and download the program for free. 

It is a very reliable and trustworthy program because it does not send your data information to any kind of server. Once it completes the analysis, you will find it in your local file browser, the summary gets saved there. 

To start up the program, give it permission to run and let it go through certain scans. 

Once it has done scanning, the summary will be available on your browser tab. The results will have details about your operating system, connected devices, hardware components, and login sessions. The Main Circuit Board will have a summary of your motherboard. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my motherboard in the Device Manager?

To find the motherboard in the device manager, click on Windows + R and type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box and click on enter. Then expand “display Adapters”. Some computers have an in-built video which is an “integrated video”, here the video chipset driver for the motherboard is displayed. Then open IDE ATA/ATAPI controller where you will find “IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers.” Expand the “Network Adapters” and open “System devices” in this where the rest of the motherboard drivers are present. 

How do I find my motherboard chipset?

To find out about your motherboard chipset, click on the start menu and go to the properties. There is a hardware tab that leads you to the device manager button. In the device manager, open the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller. Here the chipset brand is shown where you can see if it is  Nvidea, Intel, ALI, SiS, etc. 

How do I find my motherboard serial number?

To find out about your motherboard’s serial number, click on start and type CMD which means command and open the command prompt. Enter the text “wmic bios get serial number” in the command prompt. The command prompt will then display your motherboard’s serial number. 

What is the difference between chipset and motherboard?

The main difference between a motherboard and a chipset is that a motherboard is the main system board or the circuit board of your computer system unit. Whereas the chipset is a group of microchips that are specifically designed to work a function. It manages the instructions and flow of data between the CPU and external devices. A chipset is responsible for memory cache and external buses.

How do I know my motherboard is original?

Learning about your motherboard’s brand and serial number can give you the idea if it’s original or a Chinese chipset. Using different methods mentioned above can give you detailed knowledge about your motherboard which will lead you to understand it better and learn through certain research that if the brand is actually original or artificial. Many third-party applications also help you to know about your motherboard’s originality. You can also use a barcode scanner to see if the product is original or not.

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