Desktop Boards — How to identify your desktop motherboard
How to identify your desktop motherboard
You can identify your motherboard model and serial number by:
- Look at the box label.Boxed Intel® Desktop Boards indicate the board model inside.
Desktop board models usually start with the letter “D”.
For example: Model = DP67BG , AA number = AA G104591-302, Serial Number = BQBG050000QF
- Look at the board itself.Several small barcode labels can be found on the Intel® Desktop Board. One of these labels shows the board model. This usually starts with the letter “D” as shown in the image below:
Another label shows the AA number and the serial number.
This method is recommended for boards that are assembled and in working condition.
Do the following:
- On boot up Press F2.
- When the BIOS screen appears, select Main
- Select System Identification Information.
Using the BIOS string
This method is recommended for older model boards that are assembled and in working condition.
When you power on a computer with an Intel® Desktop Board, the BIOS identification string is near the top left corner of the screen. If your computer displays the Intel® logo screen during system boot, you can bypass this screen by pressing the “Esc” key. This action allows the display of the BIOS code.
Recent desktop boards manufactured by Intel use an Intel/AMI (American Megatrends) BIOS core. When another manufacturing company name displays in the BIOS area, contact that manufacturer for support questions.
Intel BIOS for desktop boards
Recent Intel Desktop Boards use Intel/AMI BIOS patterns similar to:
The characters before the first period indicate the desktop board in your computer. In the examples above, the “MV85010A” identifies the Intel® Desktop Board D850MV and the “EV91510A” identifies the Intel® Desktop Board D915GEV.
Intel BIOS codes for older Desktop Boards
Older Intel Desktop Boards used a BIOS pattern that looks like this:
The characters “CS1” identify the Intel desktop boards in your computer. In this example, the “CS1” identifies a standard VS440FX desktop board.
This applies to: