What Kind of Motherboard Do I Have?

If you need to check what motherboard you have, but you’re unsure of how to do so, in this guide, we’ve listed a few different methods to help you figure out what kind of motherboard is in your computer.

What Kind of Motherboard Do I Have?
For the most part, checking your computer’s specs is a fairly straightforward process. Finding out what processor or graphics card you have or how much memory is in your system can be accomplished in a few easy clicks.

However, figuring out what motherboard you have can be a bit more difficult depending on what kind of system you have and how old it is.

Also Read: How to Choose A Motherboard

Fortunately, it is still fairly easy to figure out what kind of motherboard is in your computer and, in this post, we’ve provided multiple ways you can do so—each with step-by-step directions.

Method 1: Use A Command Prompt

If you’re comfortable running command prompts, this method is probably going to be your best bet to find out your motherboard’s information.

Check Your Motherboard with Command Prompt

To find out what motherboard you have, follow these steps:

  1. In the Windows search bar, type in ‘cmd’ and hit enter.
  2. In Command Prompt, type in wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer
  3. Your motherboard manufacturer and the name/model of the motherboard will be displayed

For this method to work correctly, you’ll need to type in the provided prompt exactly as shown.

This will give you your motherboard’s manufacturer (in my case ASUSTeK, or ASUS), and the model number and chipset of the motherboard (in this case, ROG STRIX B760-I GAMING WIFI).

Method 2: Open Your Computer and Check Your Motherboard

Another method you can use to quickly check and see what motherboard you have is to open up your computer and look for the manufacturer and model number on the motherboard itself.

Here’s an image of what a motherboard looks like and what the manufacturer and product name look like:

Check Your Physical Motherboard

Here is a list of the most common motherboard manufacturers (in no particular order) to help you first locate the manufacturer’s name:


If you’ve located the manufacturer’s logo on the motherboard, but you’re not sure where the motherboard’s model name is, look around for the motherboard’s chipset. This will likely be a 4-digit code that starts with a letter and is followed by three numbers.

For instance, in the image of the motherboard above, you can see that it has a Z790 chipset (the -P is a part of ASUS’ model number for that motherboard). If you can find a similar 4-digit string of numbers you will likely have located the motherboard’s chipset and its model number.

Here’s a list of AMD chipsets and Intel chipsets for reference.

It should be noted that this method may be difficult if you have a compact computer, as the model of your motherboard may be at a tough angle to see. Furthermore, this section of the motherboard could be covered up by a large graphics card or the NVME heatsinks that high-end motherboards come with.

However, if your computer is not turning on and you need your motherboard’s information to help you troubleshoot the problem, this will be the only way to find out what make and model your motherboard is.

Method 3: How to Check Motherboard Model in Windows with ‘System Information’

In some cases you can find your motherboard model in Windows 11 or 10 by checking the System Information menu. Here’s how to do so:

  1. In the Windows search bar, type in ‘System Information’ and hit enter.
  2. Scroll down on the System Summary tab (opens on the left side of the window) until you find ‘Motherboard Manufacturer’, or ‘BaseBoard Manufacturer’.
  3. The information next to ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Manufacturer’, ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Model’, and ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Name’, should give you the information you are looking for.

While this method might seem like the easiest way to use to check what motherboard you have, it can be a bit hit or miss depending on how old your system is. At the very least, you’ll be able to find out the manufacturer of your motherboard. But, you may not be able to find the exact model number of your motherboard using this method.

How to Check What Motherboard You Have

As you can see in the image above, System Information displays who manufactures my motherboard, but it doesn’t tell me the exact model number.

Check Motherboard System Information

However, in this picture, System Information does display the model number of the motherboard. So, while it probably isn’t a full-proof method, checking your motherboard model in Windows will probably work if you have a newer motherboard.

This method can be used in both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Method 4: Use Third-Party Software/Motherboard Checkers

Another option is to download third-party hardware monitoring software that will display your motherboard details, manufacturer, and model number.

Both CPU-Z and Speccy will show you what motherboard you have in your computer. You will need Speccy’s premium version, though, in order for it to show you what motherboard you have (it costs $19.95).

To check your motherboard model with CPU-Z, do the following:

  1. Download CPU-Z from here. (Scroll down a bit and click the ‘Setup – English’ button.)
  2. Open the CPU-Z installer.
  3. Go through the installation prompts.
  4. Open CPU-Z.
  5. Switch to the Mainboard tab.
  6. Here you’re be able to see what model your motherboard is.

Check Motherboard with CPU-Z

CPU-Z shows you what motherboard you have for free.

Belarc Advisor is another free program that can help you check what motherboard you have (as well as provides a host of other features.)

Now That You Know What Motherboard You Have…

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your processor and you need to know what motherboard you have, or you’re checking to see what memory is compatible with your motherboard so you can add more, or you need to update your motherboard’s chipset drivers, this guide will help you determine what motherboard is in your computer so that you can take the appropriate steps to complete the task you’ve set out to do.

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