So, you are going to install a graphic driver and are stuck with a question in your mind “What motherboard do I have?”. In this article, we are going on a journey to find an answer to this question.
Even though, checking your motherboard’s specification is difficult than checking other things like your RAM, Harddisk, etc.
In the following subsections, we are going to see various methods to check your motherboard in multiple platforms.
How to Check What Motherboard do I have in windows
It is an easy task to check which motherboard do you have in windows 10. In this subsection, we are going to talk about two such ways.
To check the motherboard specification with the help of Command Prompt just be obedient to the following steps:-
Step 1: Launch the command prompt by either searching out from the start menu or by launching RUN( Windows + R ) and typing cmd there.
Step 2: To get your motherboard details type
“ wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber “
In windows 10 you have a build-in application that will help you in extracting knowledge of your motherboard that is “system information”.
With the help of system information, one can see the detailed specification of his computer which includes its motherboard information, BIOS information, etc.
Just be obedient to the prescribed steps and you are good to go.
Step 1: Launch the “system information” application by searching it from the taskbar or by launching RUN(Windows + R) and type “msinfo32”.
Step 2: scroll down from the right side of your screen and search for “Motherboard manufacturer or Baseboard manufacturer”.
These were the two easy methods by which you can check which motherboard you are using.
How to check what motherboard do I have in Ubuntu Linux?
Checking your motherboard’s specification is an easy task in this open-source operating system, Ubuntu Linux. You just need to be obedient to the prescribed steps to do that.
Step 1: Launch the terminal app in ubuntu Linux by either searching it out from the app drawer or by clicking Alt + Ctrl + T.
Step 2: In the command line type “dmidecode -t 2” and hit enter.
Here you can see the manufacturer details, product name, version, and serial number.
How to check what motherboard do I have in MacOs:-
Apple is very possessive about its hardware and stuff. They will never disclose their exact specification to maintain the uncanny image of the brand.
All this collectively makes it difficult to determine your MAC’s motherboard. But I got you covered. In this subsection, we are going to unravel the mystery.
We are going to find out your motherboard’s specifications with the help of the iMAC serial number. To do that just be obedient to the following steps:-
Step 1: Click on the apple icon menu located at the top corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on “about this MAC” option.
Step 3: open it to get your serial number.
Step 4: After getting your serial number, enter that number in this website. To extract your motherboard information.
Here’s how you can get details about your motherboard in the MAC operating system. It was easy, wasn’t it?
How to check what motherboard do I have via a third party software:-
There are dozens of third-party applications in the market that will help you in extracting detailed information about your system, which includes your motherboard’s name and serial number as well.
There are third party applications for every platform. Like CPU-Z and Speecy was built to serve windows. On the other hand, we have CPU-G and Neofetch for Unix-based operating systems(macOS and Linux).
In this example, we are going to use the CPU-Z application as it is easy to use and free, unlike its counterpart Speecy.
One of the other benefits you will get by using CPU-Z over other default app is that you will know a lot about your computer rather than just knowing a few basic things such as Motherboard name and serial number.
To check your motherboard’s details via CPU-Z obey the following steps:-
Step 1: Download the CPU-Z application from the provided link.
Step 2: Launch the application and click the “Mainboard” tab. Under that tab, you will see your motherboard’s details.
If you have Unix based applications such as macOS or Linux you can do the same with the help of the CPU-G application.
How to check what motherboard do I have physically?
If you don’t want to go the easy route and want to experience your motherboard physically, we got you covered in this section.
We don’t recommend you do that on a laptop as it is very compressed but if you have a desktop then be my guest.
Before doing anything make sure that the power supply to your computer is off. Open your CPU by twisting its screws with the help of a screwdriver. You will see your motherboard’s serial number and name printer on the motherboard itself.
Every manufacturer places its motherboard differently so to be sure just check the board you are considering as a motherboard. If it has RAM slots, CPU slots embedded in it then that board is a Motherboard.
In case you are not able to find the motherboard’s name printed then look for its model number. Then search the name on the internet via model number.
I am sure these pieces of information will help you in knowing your Motherboard.
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- To check motherboard specification in windows 10 via command prompt use “ wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber “
- To check motherboard information in windows 10 via “system information”. Search for “Motherboard manufacturer or Baseboard manufacturer” in the app.
- To check motherboard specification in Ubuntu Linux via command link type dmidecode -t 2.
- To check motherboard specification in MacOS by getting iMAC serial number from “about this MAC option”.
- To check the motherboard’s specification you have various third-party applications such as CPU-Z from windows and CPU-G from macOS and Linux.
- You can even check your motherboard’s name by opening your CPU and searching it out physically.