If you want to know the type of motherboard installed in your system, it is not necessary to open the cabinet. There are few ways by which you can find the details about motherboard from the windows inbuilt utility. There is also some third party free software which can help you find not only the motherboard information but also about the other vital parts of the system. So whether you want to upgrade the system or need some driver updates, finding a motherboard number is easy by following these simple tricks.
Windows Inbuilt Utilities
You can know the hardware details by using the system information in windows OS. Search for system information or just type msinfo32 in run window (by pressing Win+R)
In the system summary, you can find the Baseboard motherboard manufacturer and model number along with other hardware details. You can also find the details about other computer hardware components under the components heading.
The DirectX diagnostic tool is widely used to find the information about DirectX components and other drivers installed on your system. It also gives the details about the motherboard type and its model number.
Press Windows key and R keys on the keyboard and type dxdiag in the run window to open the direct X screen.
Using Command prompt (CMD)
The command prompt is another way to know the model of motherboard. Right click on the start menu and open command prompt. Now type the following command
wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serialnumber
You can also copy the above command and paste it in front of C:/>
Third party Apps
This is one of the best and popular hardware monitoring software. It gives you detailed information of all the hardware parts of the system. You can select motherboard, RAM, graphics and other parts to get the details.
If you are eager to know the installed parts of the computer or laptop, this is the best software you can rely upon. You can either look at the summary or go deep into each hardware component. It also helps you resolve many issues related to overheating since it displays the temperature of some vital components like CPU or GPU.It has a simple user interface that lets you overview and detailed reports of each hardware part.
This is free software which creates a detailed profile of the complete system. It will display the results in a web browser. It shows the details of operating system, Motherboard, RAM, CPU, Network adaptor, hard drive, number of users, printers installed, GPU, anti-virus status and much more.
Find the hardware information without opening CPU case.
These tips to know the hardware details of the system are quite useful for customer support engineers to diagnose the issues or upgrade the hardware or software drivers. All the tips and external software are compatible with windows 7, 8.1, 10, vista for both 32 and 64-bit architecture.