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Motherboard model and serial

Q: How do I determine my motherboard model and serial numbers?

A: This information is written into DMI into the motherboard. To access it, simply use dmidecode, available on most UNIX and Linux operating systems by default, and available as a separate download for Windows operating systems.

Use the following command to pull base board information:

  • dmidecode -t 2

You can also use grep to show specific fields:

  • dmidecode -t 2 | grep 'Product\|Serial'

Below is an example output of the baseboard information.

 

If your system is down, you can obtain the motherboard serial from a sticker on the board. Serial numbers are typically 10 characters long, and will have an additional line below that says "Warranty void if removed".

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