Recently I thought that I knew about every feature of my PC from its RAM to its graphics processor. Suddenly it bothered me that I had no idea about the motherboard. So I quickly grabbed my keyboard and searched online for-what motherboard do I have? Well, I noticed that apart from opening my system unit, there are other ways to know your motherboard.
So, what do you do? Let’s get started.
1. Via Windows
There is nothing you can’t find out about your computer without just from your homepage. The process is simple. Here’s what to do.
We’ll start with what you will do in case you have Windows 8 and 10.
- First, on your homepage, Press Windows key, and X, in quick succession.
- A menu will open on your homepage.
- Secondly, select Run on the menu tab (Run Box opens)
- Type msinfo32 in the field, then press Enter.
System Information page opens. Once here, go to the System Model, that is your motherboard. You also get to know its manufacturer.
In case you are using Windows 7 backward, the approach is a little different. You will do the following:
- Open Start menu
- Click All Programs, then Accessories, now open System Tools.
- Now, select System Information.
- Here, you will see the System Model and Manufacturer.
Note: Model represents the model number of your motherboard.
2. Read Documentation
When you purchase your PC, a laptop, or a desktop, there is documentation that comes with it. The documentation, if available, has all the important information about the motherboard. You could download a PDF of the document on the manufacturer’s website.
3. Using CPU-Z
I used this method to scan my PC and tell me about my motherboard model. The most common software for this role is CPU-Z. So what happens?
- First, search for CPU-Z for PC
- Secondly, go to CPUID( You will land on CPU-Z official download page)
- Here, select one for Windows, and select version to download, setup, or zip file.
- Now, click DOWNLOAD NOW and wait until the download concludes.
- Here, go Downloads and double click the .exe file.
- Allow App to make changes to your PC
A window opens, Setup CPUID CPU-Z 1.92.
- Then, choose the “I Accept the agreement” option and click Next.
- Further, choose Destination of Installation, then click Next.
- Now select whether you want CPU-Z to create a shortcut on your desktop, and select Next.
- A page Ready to Install opens, click Install.
- Allow the installation process to end, then click Finish.
- Open CPU-Z. On the main page, now navigate to Mainboard.
On the new page, you will see every detail about the motherboard.
4. Using Belarc Advisor
This free create a computer profile that takes the approach of resume. Belarc functions by scanning your PC. S0, do we use it?
- First, go to Belarc official website
- Now, please scroll down to Belarc Advisor and click on it (A page PRODUCTS: Belarc Advisor opens)
- Then, click DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF BELARC ADVISOR
- Here, produce your email address, your first and last names, and Organization to get download in your inbox
- On running system scan, your Belarc generates a webpage with details of computer plus motherboard.
Very simple, right?
But what if you wish to open the PC, how will you know the motherboard? Well, that’s easy. Here’s what to look out for.
Halfway down the circuit on your right, you will see your computer manufacturer’s name a little below it slightly on the right, just parallel to two lengthy slots. The motherboard number is what you see labeled in uppercase.
Now, there are multiple reasons for which you might need to identify the motherboard. Some of them include:
- Knowing your motherboard’s form factor
- For product listing
- To update the chipset or driver.
- For repair or replacement
Now you know how to know the motherboard you have. Any of the approaches above will lead you to the model and number. This information could serve multiple reasons. Therefore, have fun as you check out the motherboard.