Let’s imagine that you reinstalled Windows, and now we need to download the drivers for the chipset, sound, and other equipment soldered to the motherboard. But as a rule, all disks and documents have the properties of being lost over time. And here the question arises: How to find out what motherboard I have Windows 10? Or for example, you buy a new video card or processor, again — until you find out the motherboard model, something will be problematic to determine. If in the case of drivers you can find them by the ID equipment, then in the case of an upgrade this will not work.
1. Visual Definition of the Model and Manufacturer of the Motherboard
How to know the model of the motherboard visually? Very simple, for this we need a screwdriver and good lighting. We unscrew the bolts from the side cover of the system unit and remove it.
Now the most important thing is to carefully examine the motherboard. Unfortunately, some manufacturers manage to write the name so that it can not be found. Typically, markings are applied over the PCI-E slot or next to the processor. For example, in the photo below, the motherboard model number is GA-790FXTA-UD5. It is this name that we will drive into Google to determine the characteristics of the equipment or download drivers.
This is an old method and it never failed, but I would not recommend it to you. Firstly, you will have to open the system unit (which is not good if it is sealed and under warranty), and finding the name of the motherboard is not always easy (especially if you opened it for the first time, because there will be a lot of labels and you just won’t understand: what this is the model of the board), and secondly, there are ways much easier.
2. How to Identify Motherboard Using System Information
One of the three simplest methods to find out the necessary information without using third-party software is the “System Information” utility integrated into Windows. It is in the 7th, 10th version.
How to check what motherboard I have:
- In the Windows search bar, enter the name of the standard application. You can also use the Win + R combination and enter
- In the window that opens, the items BaseBoard Manufacturer (motherboard manufacturer) and BaseBoard Product provide the necessary data.
3. How to Find My Motherboard Model with Command Prompt
In my opinion, the easiest way to find out which motherboard is installed on your computer is to query the command line. Just open the Run menu. In the window that appears, type
CMD. The command line will open, which means that it remains only to enter the commands:
wmic baseboard get Manufacturerto determine the manufacturer of the motherboard
wmic baseboard get productto determine the model of the motherboard
In the picture below, everything is clearly shown how it looks.
4. How to Find out What Motherboard I Have Windows 10 with Powershell
By executing the command presented above, you will receive basic information about the motherboard installed on the computer, including serial number, system model number, manufacturer. This information should be sufficient to search for motherboard drivers or the official page of the device on the Internet.
Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard | Format-Table -Auto Manufacturer,Product,SerialNumber,Version
Consider Using Action1 to Check Motherboard Information if:
- You need to perform an action on multiple computers simultaneously.
- You have remote employees with computers not connected to your corporate network.