How to Find the Motherboard Make and Model Number in Windows

Knowing the technical specifications of your motherboard is very important, especially if you’re planning to upgrade the processor or RAM. Once you find the make and model of your motherboard, you can get the user manual from the respective manufacturer’s site.

If you’ve got a computer from a friend and want to know the system specifications — including the motherboard make and model, information about the memory module, etc., you can do so without using any third-party tool.

Find Motherboard Manufacturer Name & Model Number

Using System Information Tool (msinfo32.exe)

Launch msinfo32.exe to view the motherboard manufacturer and model number. You can find the BaseBoard Manufacturer, BaseBoard Product, and BaseBoard Version information under the System Summary section. The system is equipped with a Gigabyte motherboard model H310M S2P.

find motherboard make and model

And, this ASUS webpage has the entire details about the motherboard model H310M S2P

https://www.gigabyte.com/in/Motherboard/H310M-S2P-rev-10#kf

find motherboard make and model

Using WMIC or SystemInfo command

You can use the systeminfo.exe or the WMIC command-line to find the motherboard manufacturer name and model.

Open a Command Prompt window and type systeminfo.exe

find motherboard make and model

To get every available detail about your motherboard, you can run the following command:

 wmic baseboard get /format:list

find motherboard make and model

The following properties of your motherboard are shown using the above command. However, the data for some fields/properties show up empty.

  • Caption
  • ConfigOptions
  • CreationClassName
  • Depth
  • Description
  • Height
  • HostingBoard
  • HotSwappable
  • InstallDate
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Name
  • OtherIdentifyingInfo
  • PartNumber
  • PoweredOn
  • Product
  • Removable
  • Replaceable
  • RequirementsDescription
  • RequiresDaughterBoard
  • SerialNumber
  • SKU
  • SlotLayout
  • SpecialRequirements
  • Status
  • Tag
  • Version
  • Weight
  • Width

To get only the relevant details, such as the manufacturer name, model, version, etc., run:

 wmic baseboard get Manufacturer, Product, Version, Model /format:list

OEM Customized PCs

On my other Dell computer, here’s the info displayed:

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The above information is kept in the following registry branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS

The registry values: BaseBoardManufacturer, BaseBoardProduct, BaseBoardVersion, BIOSReleaseDate, BIOSVendor, BIOSVersion, etc., contain information that you’re looking for.



However, as the Dell systems can be customized, to know the exact system configuration, you require the Service Tag (which is a unique number for each order). The Service Tag can be obtained by running the following command in the Command Prompt window.

wmic bios get SerialNumber

(or)

wmic systemenclosure get SerialNumber
For more information, check out the article Find the BIOS Version and Check if your BIOS is Up to Date

Alternately, you can find the Dell Service Tag sticker is on the back of the computer case. See also Locate your Dell Service Tag | Dell US

Once you get the Service Tag, you can look up the configuration on Dell’s website, or download the drivers and the user manual.

find motherboard make and model

Knowing the motherboard model is crucial for system upgrades. From the motherboard manual, you can get to know the supported processors, memory module type and speed, available RAM, PCI slots, supported interfaces, etc.

You can also use a third-party system information tool like HWInfo or Speccy to see every detail about your system board.

find motherboard make and model

HWiNFO also has sensors that display the CPU load and temperature.

find motherboard make and model

Speccy from piriform.com shows additional information, such as the BIOS version, chipset model, etc. Commercial software like AIDA64 can generate in-depth details about your computer hardware, which Speccy or other tools don’t provide.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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