Each type of Motherboard is designed to function with specific processors and memory; therefore, not all CPUs and memory types are compatible.
But sometimes, you may wonder what type of Motherboard your PC has. Don’t worry; we will guide you about the various types of methods you can apply to find out the type of Motherboard your PC has.
Whenever you upgrade your computer hardware, the most difficult work is to find out the component’s specifications. This gives us some idea about how these different components can be compatible with the rest of the system. One of them is the Motherboard, whose specifications matter a lot to determine its compatibility.
Different Methods To Check The Motherboard Type
You can either use your device to examine your Motherboard or try third-party applications to get the job done. We will be discussing both types of methods here. Let’s talk about some of the various methods to find out the type of Motherboard:
Using the command prompt
You can easily detect the types of motherboards you use by command prompt.
To do it, just click on the start menu search area, and then type cmd and hit enter.
You can also use a shortcut. Just type windows+ R simultaneously, upon which a white model box will pop up. Type cmd there and hit enter.
A black window will appear like this. Now, to find out the details, just type this in the terminal:
You will be shown details of your after you hit enter key.
Check the Motherboard physically
The second way to find out the type of Motherboard is by doing some hard work. Just unscrew your CPU lid and look out for the Motherboard’s model number and its manufacturer.
When you find out the Motherboard’s logo, you are confused about the model. Not a big deal. There will be a four-digit code( one letter at the beginning and three numbers after that). for example, we have an ASUS motherboard with Z370-F as its model number in the above image. This is also known as the Z370-F chipset.
Using system information
This method is very simple. You have to examine the system information to detect the type of Motherboard.
Open the start menu and type “System Information” and then press enter. You will find the “Motherboard Manufacturer” option on the left side of the page.
Look for the details next to ‘Motherboard Manufacturer’s Option.
However, this method sometimes gives incomplete information. For example, it may consist of the manufacturer’s name, but the model number would be missing.
Using third party softwares
This one may be the best option if you are an internet worm. You can use third-party tools to know about all your hardware components, including the Motherboard. You just need to download the application and run the scans to get the information.
Some third-party tools to know about Motherboard are:
HWiNFO is a free tool to analyze your system components. It provides you with comprehensive hardware information as per the latest remarks. You can also check outdated drivers using this tool. Pretty simple to install; you just have to follow the set of instructions given on-screen.
Check the image below to understand the process.
CPU-Z helps you know about hardware profiling of your Windows PC and Android devices. This is a free portable utility that gives detailed information about the components of your computer, including the Motherboard.
All you have to do is to download the application and install the package. The rest of the guidelines are provided in the app itself.
Speccy is a CC cleaner that runs multiple scans on your device and tells you about your system hardware. You can know about your Processor, Motherboard, Storage, Graphics card and operating system. In a nutshell, it allows you to monitor the utilization of your system hardware.
Just tap on the motherboard option in the left side menu to find out the details.
With belarc advisor
Belarc Advisor is another useful tool for finding out the serial number of your Motherboard. You can download it from the belarc official website for free.
Belarc doesn’t share information to any web server for which users find it trustworthy to use. Instead, you’ll view the summary as a local file through your browser once the analysis is finished.
Start the Belarc Advisor and allow for some time for scanning. Once done, details regarding the Motherboard and hardware components shall be displayed.
This is a complete guide by which you can find out the complete details of your Motherboard. You can use any of the above methods to find out the right information.
The Motherboard should be well-maintained to make it survive for a long period. You should avoid using inadequate cooling systems because they cause excessive heat. This puts immense pressure on the Motherboard. Moreover, liquid spills or dropping your laptop can also damage your motherboard functionality or maybe sometimes connection error during the designing of the Motherboard.
However, you are unlikely to encounter these problems if you purchase your computer from a trustworthy manufacturer, treat it correctly, and only use original accessories and power devices. I hope you loved reading this article.