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  1. oldminer
    February 15, 2018 @ 3:38 pm

    Ben, thanks for the article. You mention that you’ve also used the TB250-BTC, which for me has been a very stable and basically plug and play-type of board. Is there a reason you prefer the ASUS Z270-A/P boards?


    • thisismyback
      February 16, 2018 @ 11:38 pm

      Thanks for reading. I think it’s just a comfort issue. There were issues with the rig I built for the TB250 and it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. The idea for the article came from a friend who shared the same experiences as you. He kind of looked at me like I had two heads when I told him I preferred the ASUS boards, so I figured it would be beneficial to share. I am planning builds with the TB250s to get out of my comfort zone!


  2. Ed
    March 9, 2018 @ 6:49 am

    Hey Ben, I used both M.2 slots and have 9ea. 1080’s running nicehash on widows at the moment. I had to manually set my virtual memory to about 48,000 max to get it to stop having memory allocation errors. I see a lot of people recommend setting it to 30,000 but I think that’s only for 6 card miners.
    Looking forward to your ELI5 version of Ehos.


  3. Max
    June 25, 2018 @ 6:21 pm

    Hey, I see a lot of similarities in my Asus H97Plus motherboard BIOS. Ofc it’s older but still has 2 PCIe and it’s enough for me for the moment. My question is: can I operate and try to build my own rig with a H97Plus MB like mine?

    I can’t find any specifics for mining config for this MB, so im a bit confused about the Gen2 setting because I’ve seen some saying to set it on Gen1 (GPU damage risk?)


  4. Slow Llama
    November 3, 2018 @ 2:55 am

    I could hug you


    • Warren
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:55 am

      I agree! This saved me from throwing this motherboard in the garbage with the constant keyboard not detected error on startup. Still no idea what setting fixed this


  5. Jeremy Millican
    November 8, 2018 @ 2:26 pm

    This works for Z270E as well. Just follow instructions for 270A. Following these instructions was the only way I could get HiveOS stable. Thanks for the info.


  6. Salvatore
    December 10, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    Ciao ti scrivo dal l’Italia la mia città è Napoli. Ho comprato una scheda madre asus z270-K ti non so se vuoi aiutarmi io non sono un esperto dei compiuter.dicevo ho comprato un asus z270-K il mio processore Intel I5 7500 la scheda grafica è nvidia GeForce oh-gtx 1050ti-4g. Ho visto nelle illustrazione in maniera chiara come installare un BIOS.ti chiedo allo stesso modo se lo puoi farlo per me.grazie e scusami


  7. Slow Llama
    December 11, 2018 @ 11:32 pm

    If anyone using this board installs SQRL Acorns, be sure to change the Onboard Device > m.2_2 settings to X4


  8. Wounded Warr10r
    May 1, 2019 @ 9:17 am

    I also exclusively use the AsusTek z270 Mobo line; I have six z270-a, two z270-ar, and two z270-p and run 8 GPU’s on all of them. If using Window 10 / Pro, some coins will require a much larger virtual page size; I run 48,000 min – 64,000 max, especially for the algos of the newer Gen 3 coins. It is a very stable mid teir board with alot of goodie. I used to set all the same settings to Gen 2, but later found that there is no real difference in performance or stability if you leave them in Auto, the same goes for the M2 Pcie adapter slot, it can also stay in Auto. Also, this board has more onboard 4 pin fan plugs that most other boards; one thing you also should do it run the Auto fan optimizer. It also allows you a wide choice of CPU’s, I have ran both Sky and Kaby lakes, and if doing on the cheap, it is much better to go with a GS4600 which has hyper threading, instead of the GS3900 or GS3950. Which I have been changing over to i5-7600k cpu’s for coins like Grin or Beam that need more than a 2 core processor. I also turned the HD Audio back on, since I get these cheap 19″ HD TV off craigslist for between $10 – $20 bucks, this way if working around the rig I can play spotify or watch a YouTube video. I have been running four of these boards since July of 2017 and still no issue’s, and still pick them up for $15 buck of ebay. I use the same board in my gamming rig with an i7-7700k .. it’s just any all around good board, which is a good thing because Asus Customer Support is horrible.


  9. Araz
    October 30, 2020 @ 9:58 am

    Hi Ben, I have got a new pc with a Asus H410 motherboard (Windows not installed). I have Windows 10 on a USB. Would you mind explaining how to install it?


  10. Dalius
    February 23, 2021 @ 2:23 pm

    Thank you. You helped me so much. I was putting more than 4 cards, and was getting white led – VGA error. After your suggestions everything works well.


  11. Jasper
    June 22, 2021 @ 8:39 pm

    I can’t get the 8th card to load for the life of me


  12. Magi90
    February 14, 2022 @ 1:37 pm

    thank you for the article! i had problem adding 4th card.
    so enabling secure boot did not change anything but
    Change Above 4G Decoding to Enabled

    helped me.
    thank you very much.


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