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How to Identify Your Intel® Desktop Board


Last Reviewed: 16-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000005663

You can identify your board by using any of these methods:

 

Visual inspection

Box labels
Box labels provide the following product information:

  • Board model
  • AA number
  • Serial number

Example box label:
Example box label

Board labels
Several small labels are found on Intel® Desktop Boards. They can vary in their location on the boards but are consistent in their format. Board labels provide the following product information:

  • Board model
  • AA number
  • Serial number

Example board label showing board model:
Example board label showing board model

Example board label showing serial number and AA number:
Example board label showing serial number and AA number

Using BIOS setup
If your computer is assembled and working properly, you can use BIOS Setup to identify the board. There is no need to open the chassis to visually inspect it.

System identification information screen
The system identification information screen in BIOS Setup provides the following product information:

  • Board model
  • AA number
  • Serial number

To enter BIOS Setup:

  1. During boot, press F2.
  2. On the Main menu, select Product Identification Information.
  3. Exit BIOS Setup by pressing F10.

Example system identification information screen in BIOS Setup:
Example system identification information screen in BIOS Setup

BIOS ID string
The board's BIOS ID string, found on the main menu in BIOS Setup, can be used to identify the board.

Intel and OEM support
Intel markets desktop boards into the retail channel and to various computer manufacturers known as OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). OEMs can also customize the desktop boards to their own specifications and integrate the boards with other system components (chassis, processor, or memory).

For this reason, Intel does not offer technical or warranty support for a board distributed by an OEM. If you have an OEM board, you must contact the OEM directly or the place where you purchased your system for support. The OEM or the place of purchase is most familiar with your configuration and its integration of both hardware and software.

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