How Do I Find Out What Kind of Motherboard I Have?


Quick Answer

To identify the type of motherboard your computer uses, you need to download, install and run a system profiler utility, such as CPU-Z. Once the utility detects the system components, you can peruse the Mainboard section to find the necessary information regarding your motherboard.

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  1. Download CPU-Z

    Use your Web browser to navigate to the CPUID home page. Click on the Software button in the navigation bar, and click on the icon labeled with CPU-Z. In the right section of the window, click on the link that points to the latest version of the utility, and click on the Download Now button.

  2. Install CPU-Z

    Once the download is complete, double-click on the executable file, and provide system access to the setup file by clicking on Yes when a User Access Control prompt pops up. Accept the license agreement, select the desired installation folder, and click on Next to begin the installation.

  3. Use CPU-Z to find out the type of motherboard

    Click on the Start button, and select the All Programs option. Click on the CPUID folder, click on the CPU-Z folder, and select the CPU-Z utility from the list. Click Yes when UAC prompt pops up. Wait until CPU-Z detects the system components, and click on the Mainboard tab. The entries in the Manufacturer, Model and Chipset fields should provide the information regarding the type of your motherboard.

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