Knowing the motherboard’s model and serial number can be beneficial while searching for BIOS firmware updates from the manufacturer’s support site. A product’s serial number enables the manufacturer to identify and obtain more details about it, allowing for registration, replacement, or the discovery of suitable parts.
Although the brand, model, and serial number can be retrieved directly from the motherboard by opening the computer case, you can also get this information from within Windows.
Say you need to buy a component for your PC, and you need to check if it’s compatible. The only way to be sure is to check your Motherboard model. So, for example, if you are planning to buy a PCIe card but want to be sure the motherboard has it, you need the exact model and the manual.
How to find out what Motherboard you have?
To find out which Motherboard you have on your PC, you can check your Motherboard details or model number using any one of these methods:
- Run WMIC Command
- Run WMIOBJECT Command
- Use System Information
- Use CPU-Z or HWiNFO
- Physically check on Box or Bill, or Find the Manual.
The last method involves opening the cabinet; make sure it is possible, or else you will be forcing it, which may not be a good idea.
What kind of Motherboard do I have?
1] Run WMIC Command
- Open Windows Terminal from Power Menu (WIn + X)
- In the Windows Terminal, enter the following command and press Enter:
wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber
The above command will display information about the manufacturer, product version, serial number, and version of your motherboard.
2] Run WMIOBJECT Command
Finding the model and the serial number of a motherboard can also be done using Windows PowerShell.
- Open PowerShell or Windows Terminal
- On the new window, type or copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
Get-WmiObject win32_baseboard | Format-List Product,Manufacturer,SerialNumber,Version
It will display the model number and the serial number of the motherboard.
3] Use System Information
- Open Run Prompt, and type msinfo32 and press the Enter key
- It will open the System Information, which will detail every hardware detail of the computer
- Check for information such as Baseboard Product, Baseboard Version, Manufacturer, and so on.
4] Use CPU-Z or HWiNFO
These are some of the popular software that delivers a more readable way to find the motherboard information. Each of these applications has some extra features that can be useful.
5] Physically check on Box or Bill, or Find the Manual
Sometimes, when you do not have access to your PC and have no option to find the details, you can always check the package your motherboard came with to find the model information. But it will be possible only if you still have it lying around. The model and serial number will be written on a label attached to the box.
Also, you can find the details if you have the bill or a photo. Check the website or your inbox for the tax invoice or bill if you ordered it online.
Another way to check which motherboard you have is to open the Cabinet. If you have a Desktop PC, you should be able to open one side of the cabinet. Most modern desktops offer a glass side which makes it easy to look through and see the motherboard.
OEMs print the model number somewhere on the motherboard; you will have to look closely and search for the same on the internet.
What are the different sizes of a Motherboard?
There are three different sizes of Motherboard— ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX. While small sizes save a lot of space, they also cut down on features. So make sure to always check on that. The motherboard is selected based on the cabinet or vice-versa.
What is a BTX Motherboard?
Balanced Technology Extended is an old standard format that Intel introduced. Compared to ATX, it differed when it comes to the placement of chip sockets to maximize airflow over the processor and GPU.
How do I find out what Motherboard I have without opening the case?
You can use software such as CPU-Z or HWiNFO to find out the exact motherboard model. You can also use the Command Prompt method.
How do I check my Motherboard Specs?
The best way to check is to read the manual or once you have found the exact model number, locate the details online. Most of the OEMs have their motherboard details available online and can give you a clear idea of the motherboard specs.
How to know if Motherboard supports the ATX cabinet?
You mustn’t pick up a small cabinet for our Motherboard. OEMs offer details of this in their product listing. You can check on that, and also make sure to confirm with the support when you are buying it. They are usually marked on the product name.
How to find the Motherboard model when using Linux?
Open Terminal on Linux, Type and execute the following command —
sudo dmidecode -t 2 or
sudo apt-get install hardinfo. It will display the summary of the motherboard, including the brand, model, and serial number.
Related: How to find out the Computer RAM, Graphics Card/Video memory?
How to find the Motherboard of Macbook?
Click on the Apple icon on the top-left of the screen, and then click on the About This Mac option. From the displayed information, copy the serial number. You can then go to chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel, paste the model number, and it will reveal the detail.
How do I find out my motherboard model?
To find the motherboard model, you can use the box it came with. Alternatively, you can use the WMIC command on Windows 11/10 to find the same. On the other hand, you can open the Command Prompt and enter this command:
Get-WmiObject win32_baseboard | Format-List Product,Manufacturer,SerialNumber,Version.
Where is the serial number stored on the motherboard?
We used two commands to figure out the serial number. That tells us that the serial number is stored in the motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI. If the motherboard is not working, you can check if the serial number is printed somewhere on the motherboard. It is possible that the printed number may not be a complete serial number but only an identifier, so figuring out the invoice is always a better option.
I hope the post was easy to follow, and you could find the Motherboard model of your computer.