While checking the RAM or storage space of a PC is a piece of cake that only requires a basic knowledge of computers, the answer to “How to Check your Motherboard?” is a bit trickier than a few simple steps. For this, we have decided to give a thorough guide that will explain all the methods that can lead you to identify your mobo.
How to Check your Motherboard on Windows?
A vast majority of laptop brands offer Windows OS so discussing Windows before any other OS is natural. There are numerous methods for checking motherboards in a windows device.
Through System Information
- Simply go to the search bar and type “System Information”.
- Click on the “System Information” app and scroll down in the “System Summary” category.
- There, you’ll find the word “Baseboard Manufacturer” and below it, “Baseboard Product” as well as “Baseboard version”. Here, Baseboard refers to the Motherboard.
Through Command Prompt
One of the methods to check for the motherboard is through the cmd. Sometimes I wonder if there is anything the command prompt cannot do.
- Simply type “cmd” in the Windows search box to access the Command Prompt on your device.
- Alternatively, you can launch Command Prompt by pressing Windows + R, entering “cmd” in the pop-up box, and then hit Enter.
- Type the phrase “wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer” in the command prompt and it’ll show your Motherboard information in no time.
Through a Third-Party Software
From photo editing to overclocking hardware, there’s a third-party app for everything in the tech world. So, what is the software for naming the motherboard that your device owns?
- Download and launch Speccy’s free version from its website
- Once you Run Speccy, you’ll find a Motherboard tab on the left side of the screen, click it.
- You can find a variety of details on the maker, model, version, and other aspects of your baseboard below the “Motherboard” title at the top of the screen.
- Download and Install CPU-Z from the website.
- You’ll find a tab called “Mainboard” once you launch CPU-Z.
- Click that tab and you’ll find all the information you need related to your motherboard.
- Download and Install Belaric Advisor from the website.
- Once you run it, it’ll go through a series of scans to gather information about the components your device uses
- Once the scans are completed, it will show you the details of your OS, hardware parts, as well as the devices that are connected to your PC
- On the right side of the screen, look for the heading “Main Circuit Board”. This heading contains all the information you require
- Download and install HWiNFO
- Once you run it, give it some time to analyze the device and gather information about the hardware components
- Look for the “Motherboard” tab and you’ll find the details you need about your device’s motherboard
Through Manufacturer’s Documents
Perhaps the simplest way to check your motherboard is t go to your manufacturer’s website and search for the device’s model. You’ll find all the specs there, including the motherboard. Manuals with all the details are often downloaded in Pdf file format.
How to Check your Motherboard on Mac?
When it concerns disclosing details on its hardware, Apple is not very open. Apparently, there isn’t a simple way to identify the motherboard on your Mac. A quick and simple alternative can deal with the problem, though. The procedure is locating your Mac’s serial number and submitting it on a particular website, which will then provide you with all the information you want.
- Navigate the Apple icon on the top left corner of the display, select it and the Menu will appear in no time.
- Once the dropdown list appears, select “About This Mac”
- Take note of the serial number in the information window. If the serial number isn’t visible yet, double-click the “Version” tab to reveal it.
- Enter your iMac serial number into Chipmunk: Klantenservice. You’ll find a great deal of information about your Mac device, along with the motherboard specifications.
How to Check your Motherboard on Linux?
Linux is also making its place among Laptop users; we cannot neglect to talk about it when it is progressing daily.
- Start by using Ctrl + Alt + T to launch your Linux Terminal.
- Then, enter the command: dmidecode -t 2
- The following command should be entered as root to obtain more information regarding your circuit board: dmidecode -t baseboard
Use your Eyes (And a Screwdriver)
If you can find it in your heart to get a screwdriver and play with your device, there’s always an option to open the case and look for the motherboard. You’ll find the model number of the mobo printed on it.
The model number is typically written in the largest text among the other writing present on the motherboard.