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Two quick ways to check your motherboard model in Windows

Quick and easy - even your grandmother could do it.
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October 20, 2022
ram chips on a motherboard

A motherboard is a circuit board containing a computer’s or other device’s principal components, with connectors for other circuit boards to be slotted into. In other words, a motherboard is absolutely essential to the running of your computer. But what if it suddenly goes a bit wobbly, and you need to check your motherboard model on a Windows computer to get it replaced? Would you know where and how to look for that information? We’ll show you here where you need to look — no third-party tools are required.

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QUICK ANSWER

To check your motherboard model on a Windows computer, you can either check System Information or type a command into a Command Prompt. To check System Information, hit the Windows key and R. In the pop-up box, type msinfo32. This brings up System Information, and the motherboard information is listed under System Summary. In a Command Prompt box, type wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

Windows Run box

Arguably, the easiest way to find your motherboard model is to hit both the Windows key and R simultaneously. This brings up the Run box. In it, type msinfo32 and click OK.

windows run box

This brings up the System Information section. Under System Summary, look for the Baseboard entries. That’s your motherboard version information.

windows system information motherboard

Windows Command Prompt

windows command prompt motherboard

If you’re more at home with the Command Prompt window, another method to find your motherboard model is to bring up the Command Prompt window, (press the Windows key and type CMD), and type:

Code
wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer

Your motherboard information will then be displayed underneath.

Of course, a third option would be to open up the computer and look for yourself. But the above two methods are obviously a lot easier and faster.


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FAQs

A motherboard is a circuit board containing a computer’s or other device’s principal components, with connectors for other circuit boards to be slotted into. A fully functioning motherboard is, therefore, absolutely essential for your computer to work.

There are many possibilities for a motherboard to fail, but the most common one is overheating. You obviously can’t escape heat where electrical devices and batteries are concerned. But you have to be careful that the motherboard doesn’t get too hot.

Yes, motherboards can either be repaired or replaced.

In theory, a motherboard can last up to 20 years if looked after properly. However, the hardware connected to the motherboard will become obsolete long before that and will likely need to be replaced. But the motherboard, if looked after, will continue just fine.