In the early days, checking the specifications was not remotely an intricate process, but it was something that people used to do on a fly, including me. Yes, checking specifications is a way to know in-depth about your components, and everyone does it. Well, figuring out “What motherboard do I have” is a little tricky and requires, the majority of the time, a specialty in CMD.
But don’t you worry! I will be making the process easier for you, so get ready!
For Windows (7 and 10)
The first method Is the easiest and shouldn’t take you so long.
Method 1: Use System Information
What you have to do is simply type in msinfo32.exe in the run dialog box. To open the run dialog box, simply click on “Type here to search” (exclusive to windows 10), and type in “RUN.” When the dialog box pops up, simply insert “msinfo32.exe”, and bingo, you are good to go. After you are done with it, simply navigate to the “System Summary” tab, and look out for “System Model” in the list. That’s all there is to it.
Method 2: Using Command Prompt
The alternative to the first method is to use the CMD itself. Also, the CMD is a little trickier when it comes to using the commands. Basically, this method is for those who are into using command prompt on a daily basis. It doesn’t mean that new people can’t use it. Hence, simply follow the below-mentioned steps, and you are good to go.
- Type in CMD in the search bar (Both for windows 10 and 7)
- When the command prompt pops up, type in “wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer” Copy this command into your clipboard and right-click on the command prompt to paste it.
- Click Enter
- Voila, there you have it, the name of your motherboard. It was simple, right?
Method 3: Postmortem your PC
I’m just bantering! Your PC isn’t going to die any time soon, so no worries. By “Postmortem,” I mean that you have to unscrew your PC case and check the name of the motherboard. We don’t usually recommend this method because it can lead to all sorts of issues, especially if you are not a specialist. Yes, you can end up tearing apart the wires or microchips on the motherboard itself.
So, only do this if you know how to do this. On the motherboard, you might come across these brands:
If your motherboard has any of these labels, you are in good hands. If not, you must have bought a 3rd class motherboard with a low sustainability ratio. No, I’m not besmirching the reputation of local entries, but it is what it is.
Also, after looking up the brand you are unable to find the model, then don’t worry. All you have to do is look out for the 4-digit code. It will be around somewhere. For example, MSI X570. That X570 is the model’s name.
Method 4: Using third-party software
There is 3 software you can download from the internet to check out the detailed specifications of your motherboard. I know it’s an extra burden on your hard drive, but they hardly touch 50 MBs in total.
CPU-Z is one of the most used third-party software and is freeware which means you don’t have to pay for it. All you have to do is download it from the internet, and you are good to go. Install it, and the software will detect the specifications themselves. You can download it from here!
I personally use Speccy for my gaming rig as it pitches in detailed specifications of the components and the current temperature. For example, with this software, you can monitor the temperature anomalies of CPU, CPU, RAM, Hard drives, etc. But to find the answer to “What motherboard do I have in my computer,” you would need to purchase the premium version of the software. Well, you can download it from here!
3. Belarc Advisor
This is the last freeware you can rely on to find out the specifications of your motherboard. And I believe these methods are way more than enough for an individual to dwell on because it’s not even remotely possible that you are still unable to find out the Specs of your MOBO. As far as the software is concerned, it pitches in all sorts of details, for example, slots used, system memory, and the local drives. Also, the name of the motherboard will be under the label of “Main Circuit Board,” so don’t forget to check it out! You can download the software from here!
What motherboard do I have (Linux)?
If you are a Linux user, then you don’t have to worry about not being able to find out the core specs of your motherboard.
Open the Linux terminal by entering the command “Ctrl + Alt + T.” Then type in “sudo dmidecode -t 2” and hit enter.
By doing so, the prompt will start searching for the product name, manufacturer, version, and serial number for you.
Well, that’s all there is to it! I mean, there wasn’t any reason to prolong the article because the methods are very simple and too easy to come across. Apart from this, if you have any sort of questions regarding the overall specifications of your motherboard, feel free to hit us up. Before I depart, I want to let you know that the overall process is quite redeeming because you get to know in-depth about your components, including the motherboard. So, it’s my recommendation to keep practicing these methods as it helps in diagnosing your system in the case of unfortunate times. Happy gaming!
Hey, I’m Muhammad Bilal. I’m a tech fanatic (also read: Gamer), who loves scrutinizing fine details. I aim to strive hard in my respective fields (as a writer and software programmer). Before pursuing my majors in a university (right now in A-levels), I want to spend time exploring and reviewing the latest technology.