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Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine?

I want to find out the maximum and type of ram.

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  • On laptops it's generally going to be a proprietary motherboard specific to that model. But you can find out what type of RAM separately from knowing the motherboard. Run a utility like CPU-Z or google "Dell E6420 Service Manual" to find a PDF which lists the specs. – LawrenceC May 16 '15 at 13:21

In a Command Prompt enter:

wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber

That should give you what you're looking for your motherboard.

You can type:

wmic baseboard get /?

for more options.

The second question looks like it has an answer already.

This tool (called speccy) works well and gives the info you are looking for.

Some sources:



How to find the Ram type in command prompt?

  • Thanks. Once I am certain of the motherboard, I can find the ram. – Xavierjazz May 16 '15 at 1:07
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    Great, that link to the tool (called speccy) works great, I found it and tried it before posting to make sure, it gives a lot of info. – Dean Spicer May 16 '15 at 1:09
  • Speccy is very good. Add it to your answer and I will accept. Max recommended for my motherboard is 8GB – Xavierjazz May 16 '15 at 2:41

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