Motherboard, the mother of the entire CPU, is the most integral part of the system. It has all the components and hardware you need to run the system along with useful connections.
Just like any other part of the computer, it is possible that after a point, your Dell motherboard will need to be replaced. To find the perfect replacement, you will have to know which motherboard you have in the first place. Dell motherboard identification includes knowing the model number, FCC, etc. If you aren’t sure how to go about this, you have come to the right place.
Dell Motherboard Identification – Easy Methods
Check the Motherboard Thoroughly
Quite a few motherboards will have important information printed on them including model number and the manufacturer. Search along the CPU slot and the socket. If you are lucky, you will find the information.
The FCC number, which is very important for identification, may also be present on the motherboard itself. This particular information usually doesn’t have a set place. So, go through the whole motherboard to find a number that has a company code and equipment code separated by a dash.
If You Can’t Find the FCC Number on the Motherboard
Find the BIOS number by restarting your computer and pausing the boot process when you see information. This is the BIOS information that you should copy. Use this number to find the manufacturer and related details.
If You Can Find the FCC Number on the Motherboard
Log on to a search page for FCC ID and type in the FCC number. You will get results based on the company code, which is a part of the FCC ID.
Once you know the manufacturer from any of the above methods, you can visit the manufacturer’s website and find all the information you need.
Use the Command Prompt
Another popular method for Dell motherboard identification is the command prompt. The steps for this are as follows:
- Open the Windows Search Bar and type CMD.
- The command prompt will open up.
- Now type the following command: wmic baseboard get the product, Manufacturer.
- You will get the information you need in a jiffy.
While this is a very reliable and easy method, many people are uncomfortable working with the Command prompt. If you are one of them, you can stick to the first method.
Check the System Information
System information usually has all the information you need including the model number of the motherboard. The steps are:
- Open the Search Bar and type System Information.
- Check the System Summary tab and locate Motherboard Manufacturer (in some systems this may be referred to as Baseboard Manufacturer).
- Go through all the information provided under this option and you will find what you need.
Depending on your comfort level, choose any of the methods above for Dell identification. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to write to us.