How to know which motherboard you have
Knowing how to tell which motherboard you have can be very helpful. This is important information that you can use to research potential upgrades, what connection support you have for new components, and more.
Buying a new motherboard is easy: just search for the best motherboards and choose one. But if you need to know important information about your existing motherboard, you need to know how to find out what it is. Follow these steps and you’ll know everything about your motherboard in no time.
How to know which motherboard you have on PC
When your PC is up and running and you’re logged into the home screen, here’s where to find your motherboard information.
Step 1: Head to the Windows search bar and type “system information”. When the System Information app appears in your results, select it.
2nd step: Look in the System Summary section to find categories for “BaseBoard” or “Motherboard”. Once you find this section, search for the Baseboard/motherboard version section, where you will see the detailed information you want.
Step 3: You may have noticed in our example, the Version bed section Unavailable. If this happens, you can try something else. Type “cmd” in the search bar to bring up the *Command Prompt* app and select it.
Step 4: Type the command:
wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer
Select Walk in once you have finished. This should now show your motherboard model information.
Step 5: If the Command Prompt also fails, you can try to find out more with an identification tool. These tools aren’t always accurate, but they’re much better than guesswork and can provide a wealth of information about your computer. The CPU-Z tool is a popular and free option that you can quickly download here.
How to Tell Which Motherboard You Have on a Mac
Macs don’t technically have a motherboard, they have a similar component called a “logic board” that performs the same role. The problem is that motherboard parts information is not easy to find and there is no reliable tool like CPU-Z that you can download to locate them. But there are still a few tricks you can try.
Step 1: If you have a MacBook, you can find your serial number and visit Powerbook Medic to find a list of all MacBooks and their associated logic board numbers. Although you can search for desktop models like iMacs and Mac Minis on Powerbook Medic, their collection of information is not as wide for these models and you may not be able to find information about your motherboard. .
2nd step: If nothing works, you can always call an Apple Store and ask them directly if they can look up your motherboard information for you. They may be able to help or recommend a supplier if you are looking to get a replacement.
If you want to learn more about the components of your computer, you might want to read our guide on how to build a PC. Or, if you’re having trouble putting your PC together, we’ve got some troubleshooting tips you might be interested in.