Checking your computer’s system specifications is a rather easy task. It doesn’t take much more than a few clicks to discover most of the information you’re searching for. Unfortunately, the motherboard can be a little trickier.

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If you’ve sầu ever asked the question “What motherboard bởi I have?” rest assured that you’re not the only one. Many people out there struggle to lớn locate the information on their computer’s motherboard for various reasons.


Discover What Motherboard You Have Using Windows 10

Command PromptIn the Taskbar Search bar, type in cmd. Select the Command Prompt result.


Ensure that you type the commvà in as shown. All required information on your motherboard will be displayed.

Visual Inspectionxuất hiện up the computer itself and have a look. The motherboard manufacturer và model number will be on the physical component. Make sure that the power on your computer is off & everything is unplugged from the CPU. Ground yourself to prsự kiện static discharge when touching PC components.Lay the computer on its side, preferably on a smooth working surface.mở cửa the case either by twisting the thumb screws that secure the panel or the use of an appropriate screwdriver (typically a Phillips-head).Locate the motherboard mã sản phẩm number which is usually printed on the motherboard itself.

The location on the motherboard can vary, so be sure to kiểm tra near the RAM slots, CPU socket, or between the PCI slots. It’s possible khổng lồ locate a mã sản phẩm number without a manufacturer’s hình ảnh sản phẩm và vice-versa. More modern motherboards will typically have sầu both.

The Model number is usually the information written in the largest text and will contain both numbers và letters. If you are unable khổng lồ locate the mã sản phẩm name, you can look for the motherboard’s chipset, which is a 4-digit code that starts with a letter followed by three numbers.

5. Use the Model number to locate the manufacturer if you cannot find it printed on the motherboard. This will usually only take typing the Model number, followed by the word ‘motherboard’, inlớn a search engine.

System InformationIn the Taskbar Search bar, type in system information & select it from the results.

You can also run (Win+R) msinfo32.

Locate the Motherboard Manufacturer or BaseBoard Manufacturer from the list in the main window.

This should provide you with most, or all of the required information on your motherboard. System Information also provides you the details on the BIOS just in case the sole purpose to lớn finding out what motherboard you have is for looking into the chipset for updating drivers.

Identifying a Mac’s Motherboard

Apple can be quite secretive sầu when it comes khổng lồ doling out hardware specification information. In order lớn determine your motherboard’s mã sản phẩm or serial number, you’ll need to use the Mac lô ghích boards. But to vì this will require an iMac serial number.

You can find the iMac serial number through the About This Mac option which is located in the Apple inhỏ thực đơn once clicked. The Apple inhỏ can be found in the top-right corner of your screen.

You can easily pĐánh Giá all the specifications related khổng lồ your system in Ubuntu Linux using HardInfo.

You can access it one of two ways: performing a tìm kiếm for the HardInfo package in the Software Center, or opening via the Commvà Line.

For the Comm& Line approach, cliông chồng the Ubuntu ibé in the upper-left corner of the screen & type in Terminal, then press Enter. You could also opt lớn simultaneously press Ctrl+Alt+T khổng lồ open the Comm& Line.Enter the command subởi vì apt-get install hardinfo into lớn the terminal và press Enter to lớn open the tool.Once HardInfo has been opened, navigate to lớn Device > DMI page inside the tool khổng lồ pĐánh Giá the motherboard manufacturer and Model.

Use Third-Party Software

There are plenty of third-tiệc ngọt software alternatives you can use to find out what motherboard you have. CPU-Z và Speccy are great for Windows-based machines khổng lồ determine motherboard information. Whereas, Unix-based systems like MacOS và Linux have CPU-G và Neofetch to lớn solve sầu this conundrum.

CPU-Z is going khổng lồ be the best software you can use for your Windows PC và is also không lấy phí unlike Speccy. It’s also very likely that you’ll find more information on your hardware using CPU-Z than you would using any native sầu Windows utility.

Belarc Advisor is another Windows-friendly software that is similar to CPU-Z. It will analyze your system & build a complete profile of all installed hardware. This sort of thing can keep you informed on not only your system’s current specs but any security updates you may be missing.

On the MacOS & Linux front, CPU-G should be your go-to software for system information previewing.

For each of these third-buổi tiệc nhỏ tools lớn be effective, it will require a full download & install on your computer. This is so the information related to your system remains accurate và available.

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