How do I find the computer motherboard chipset?

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Review the options below for help on finding which motherboard chipset is in your computer.


VIA Chipset

The manual is always going to be the quickest and easiest way to determine what chipset your motherboard uses. If you have any documentation that came with your motherboard, it is recommended you refer to that first.

Windows identification

If you are looking for the chipset of the motherboard and are running Microsoft Windows you can find the chipset information under the 'System devices' category in Device Manager. The chipset of the motherboard is probably ALI, AMD, Intel, NVidia, VIA, or SIS. However, this information is only seen if the chipset drivers are installed in the computer properly.


If you are attempting to identify your chipset because you need to install drivers, most motherboards come with a CD that has them on it. If you do not have a CD that installs these drivers, continue to the next step to identify the chipset and locate chipset drivers for download from our motherboard drivers page.

Motherboard identification

If you do not have any product documentation, the next best method of determining the chipset the motherboard has is to identify the motherboard installed in the computer. Once the motherboard and model of motherboard have been identified, you can visit the motherboard manufacturer's page for online documentation or a software utility to determine the chipset. A listing of motherboard manufacturers is available on our motherboard links page.