How to check motherboard model and serial number

by Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
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Knowing your computer’s serial number, or the number of the motherboard’s model could be is useful for various purposes.

In Windows 10, it’s very easy to find this information, simply by entering a few commands in the Command Prompt.

How to check motherboard model physically?

The best way to check for your motherboard model is by using the motherboard information software, but that’s not always an option.

If your PC uses less RAM than installed, it’s possible that there’s a hardware issue, so you need to open your computer case and look for the model number that is printer on the board.

Hardware problems might cause your computer to keep freezing and restarting, so checking the motherboard model physically might the only option sometimes.

How to find out what motherboard model I have?

1. How to find computer Serial Number in Windows 10

Computer Serial Number
  1. Go to Search, type cmd, and open Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter: wmic bios get serialnumber.

To find your computer’s serial key, apply the above steps. That’s it, the Command Prompt should show you your computer’s serial number now.

In some cases, you may only see a blank space, or a To be filled by OEM alert. Usually, this means that you’re trying to install your OEM software on a different machine than the one you initially purchased.

The same alert may indicate that your computer couldn’t recognize the motherboard model number.

In rare cases, this message may appear on the screen because your computer manufacturer didn’t fill in all the necessary hardware information.

As a result, Windows 10 cannot identify all the hardware information required when you run the serial number command in Command Prompt.

If you’re using a Windows 10 Insider build, you also should keep in mind that it is still a technical preview of the operating system, and a lot of features still have to be added.

So if you were unable to find your Serial Number, you can skip out the Insider Program or wait until Microsoft rolls out a new version of the OS.

You’ll be able to find your serial number then, for sure.


2. How to find motherboard Model Number in Windows 10

find Motherboard Model Number
  1. Go to Search, type cmd, and open Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter: wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber.

To find your motherboard model number, manufacturer, version, and serial number you also have to enter one command line in the Command Prompt.

The above command should show you the manufacturer, product version, serial number, and version of your motherboard.

But if Serial Number and Version Number sections are blank, the problem is the same as with finding the computer’s serial number.

3. Use software to find motherboard details

There is also third-party software that can help you find the motherboard information, one of the best being Speccy.

After downloading it, just run the software and you’ll be able to see all sorts of information regarding your hardware.

Besides the motherboard model, you can also check the temperature of all your components, ensuring that there aren’t any overheating issues.

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Refer to the above procedure for the actual command and detailed steps.

  • How do I find my motherboard in Device Manager?

To find your motherboard in Device Manager, click Start, type devmgmt. msc, then expand Display Adapters.

The driver for the video chips on your motherboard can be found in the Integrated video section.

  • Is motherboard serial number unique?

Yes, motherboard serial numbers are known for their uniqueness.

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