The motherboard is considered the heart of your PC. It holds everything from the RAM to connectors for peripherals. If you are trying to add more components to the motherboard, you must first ensure that the component and the motherboard are compatible. To do this, you have to know what motherboard you have. There are different ways you can find this out and, in this tutorial, I will show you how to check what motherboard you have on Windows 10 or 11 computers.
Check What Motherboard You Have
There are different types and sizes of motherboards. Similar to what you get with your devices, motherboards also offer different features. If you are planning on building your own PC, you can read up on the different types and look for spec details offered by the OEMs.
There are different ways to check what motherboard holds your system together. I will walk you through different methods, and you can pick whichever you find the easiest.
Check What Motherboard You Have Manually
This is the most straightforward method. If you have a desktop PC, you can open the cabinet and check what motherboard you have. Manufacturers print the model number, and all you have to do is locate this. If, however, you don’t know how to open the cabinet or if it cannot be opened, I suggest you steer clear of this method. You don’t want to damage your PC.
Step-1: Open the Run box using the shortcut keys Win + R.
Step-2: Type cmd and press Enter.
Step-3: Type the following command and press Enter:
wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber
Step-4: You will now see the product, serial number, version, and manufacturer details.
- Open the Run box using the shortcut keys Win + R.
- Type msinfo32 and press Enter.
- Look for Baseboard Product, Version, and Manufacturer to get the relevant details.
There are different software that you can download to help you identify your system hardware. Two of the most popular ones are HWINFO and CPU-Z. These software offer different features like hardware analysis, monitoring, measurement of cores, etc.
Let us know in the comments below if you have another method to check your motherboard build.