The motherboard is the most important hardware equipment on your computer. It’s also considered the heat of the computer. It houses the RAM, the secondary and primary storage devices, and all the physical I/O ports of your computer.
Since it is such a crucial component, you might need to learn the motherboard model – whether it is out of curiosity or you are planning to upgrade your PC. Now, if you own a Desktop PC, it is relatively easy to just pop open your CPU and check the model number. However, if you own a laptop computer, it is a bit more complicated than that.
Fortunately, there are multiple ways using which you can find out the model number of your motherboard without disassembling your computer. This guide will enable you to do that using easy ways.
Why is Motherboard Model Number Important?
As mentioned above, any time you wish to buy new hardware or upgrade the already existing one like RAM, secondary storage device, etcetera, you will have to make sure you get one compatible with your PC.
Along with that, the motherboard model number also allows you to learn the number of physical slots available. It can also prove instrumental when upgrading drivers for all the hardware.
Method 1: Check the Model Number Using PowerShell
You can simply execute a single command on your Windows PC and learn the motherboard model number.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Terminal to perform a search. Then, from the search results, right-click on the ‘Terminal’ tile and select the ‘Run as administrator’ option.
After that, a UAC window will appear on your screen. If you are not logged in with an admin account, enter the credentials for one. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to continue.
Now, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard to execute it.
wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber
Method 2: Learn Model Number Using System Information
In case you are not a big fan of command-line arguments, you can also do this GUI-way as well.
First, press the Windows+R keys together on your keyboard to bring up the Run command utility. Then, type msinfo32 and hit Enter. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Now, locate the ‘Baseboard number’ or ‘Baseboard manufacturer’ field from the right section of the window. The motherboard manufacturer and model number will be listed in the following column of it.
Method 3: Using a Third-Party App
In case you are not able to find the motherboard model from the above-mentioned methods, you can use a portable third-party app.
Download and Use CPU-Z
First, head to www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z and click on the ‘Download’ button.
After that, head to the downloaded file and double-click on the .EXE file to run the installer.
On the installer window, click on the radio button preceding the ‘I accept the agreement’, and then click on the ‘Next’ button.
After that, click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed. If you wish to change the install directory, click on the ‘Browse’ button and select a folder using File Explorer.
Next, click on the ‘Install’ button to install the app on your PC.
Once installed, launch the app either from the icon on the Desktop or by searching for it from the Start Menu.
On the screen, click on the ‘Mainboard’ tab and look for the ‘Manufacturer’ and ‘Model’ fields to check the make and model of the motherboard.
That’s about it, people. Using the above-mentioned methods, you can easily find the motherboard model on your device.