You can identify your motherboard using the BIOS ID which is displayed on most computers at bootup. The BIOS ID syntax differs between the different BIOS vendors: AMI, Award, Phoenix, ...
On this page we'll give you an summary overview of the different syntaxes used. Per BIOS vendor we have more detailed pages listing all BIOS IDs we have found for motherboards.
In the screenshot below you can see where to find the BIOS ID during bootup:
Two different syntaxes are used:
The bold sections in the BIOS ID identify the manufacturer of the motherboard, click here to Identify your AMI BIOS based motherboard based on the ID!
The syntax is as follows:
To understand the structure of this Award BIOS ID, please visit our Award BIOS IDs page
The syntax of Acer BIOS strings is as follows:
To understand the structure of this Acer BIOS ID, please visit our Acer BIOS IDs page
Intel motherboards have used AMI BIOS in the past. (besides Phoenix BIOSes).
The general layout of the BIOS identification string is 1.00.xx.XYaz, such as 1.00.xx.AZ0.
We have compiled the largest list of Intel AMI BIOS ids here.
Here is an example Intel Phoenix BIOS ID : SGP4510H.86A.0121.2009.0828.0117
To understand the structure of this Phoenix BIOS ID, please visit our Intel Phoenix BIOS IDs page
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