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Need a simple way to find my motherboard model

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    Need a simple way to find my motherboard model


    I just installed W 8.1 recently. It's having incompatibility issues with my Patriot ram stick. I contacted Patriot and they want my motherboard model. Problem is I can't find my motherboard model on 8.1

    I looked for system information but they removed it. I'm going to all these sites that lead me to downloading these third party apps I don't even trust to find it.

    It's been such a round-about day for me.

    Does anyone know why exactly they removed system information? It was a very useful and easy tool to go to find information on your CPU. It seems like I'm one of the few who have that issue since I see only a few complaining about it though. I can't get any useful information on the internet about it. I'm thinking everyone else found a work around?

    Anyway, I need help finding my motherboard model without disassembling my PC. Thanks.

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    windows 8.1


    Wow I can't believe I found the answer on here, just right after I made a post about it.

    I've watched youtube videos, went through articles with 10 steps how to open up control panel only to mention (Note: System Performance and tools has been removed in 8.1.)

    All I had to do was type in msinfo32.exe in the search. I mean seriously? That only takes one sentence.

    I wish Microsoft could give a simple answer like that.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    I wish Microsoft could give a simple answer like that.


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, 'Crunchy'! Enjoy!
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    Thanks Edwin! I'm glad you found that enjoyable. lol
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    It doesn't always report exact information, as is the case with my laptop. A program called Speccy works well.
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Well mine does not show in msinfo32 at all. But having a desktop i just opened the case and the model number is on the motherboard.

    Once you know the model, go to the manufacturer's website and sometimes they have QVL with lists of RAM that were tested on that board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Well mine does not show in msinfo32 at all. But having a desktop i just opened the case and the model number is on the motherboard.

    Once you know the model, go to the manufacturer's website and sometimes they have QVL with lists of RAM that were tested on that board.
    It's not always enough to have just make and model number, there may be several versions of a MB with same "main" model, v1.0, v.11, v2.0 etc and that could make all the difference as compatibility, BIOS version etc. If you don't know exact version and try to update BIOS for instance, you could end up with a bricked MB in a hurry. Programs like Speccy, Aida, Everest etc. can give you much more detailed, important information. Information provided with windows is as basic as it can be.
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    I find CPU-Z good for this - CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    Regards,
    Jamie
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
    I find CPU-Z good for this - CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    Regards,
    Jamie
    Huh, I plumb forgot about CPUID-Z, when looking for new, add-on RAM, look under SPD heading, it will tel you exactly which RAM you have now and if you get memory stick with same JEDEC# data you are practically guaranteed it will work with your old one.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I like SIW. I got this free when it was on Give Away of the day.

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