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Asus B250 Mining Expert BIOS Settings (PiMP OS v2.6+)
** Note: The pics are not of the highest quality due to the physical location of my farm, however, they are still usable, so I've decided to add them anyway.
To start, you will need to verify/update your motherboard's BIOS to at least v1010.
As of 10/22/2018, BIOS v1206 is the most current and should be used.
You can get the BIOS files from the Asus website: Here
** Note: Due to the way the Asus site works, you may have to search for it.
From the link above, if you see something like in the below pic, you will want to click the "See All Downloads" (Notice that first file, MEUpdateTool?... this is not a BIOS file.) This is a proper BIOS file.
Once your BIOS has been verified/updated to at least v1010 (v1206 preferred), you can begin the steps below.
Step 1: Set Optimized Defaults
After entering the BIOS you will want to move all the way to the last tab "EXIT" and select "Load Optimized Defaults".
Next, save the changes (even if it says nothing was changed), reboot the machine, and re-enter the BIOS.
** Note: This step is needed due to the way this motherboard handles the "CSM" & "Secure Boot" features. Failing to do this step will most likely cause you a ton of problems. Disregard this step at your own sanity.
Step 2: Settings
Settings Main Tab AI Tweaker Tab Advanced Tab Advanced Tab - System Agent (SA) Configuration Advanced Tab - System Agent (SA) Configuration - Graphics Configuration Advanced Tab - System Agent (SA) Configuration - DMI/OPI Configuration Advanced Tab - System Agent (SA) Configuration - PEG Port Configuration Advanced Tab - PCH Configuration Advanced Tab - Onboard Devices Configuration Advanced Tab - Onboard Devices Configuration - Serial Port Configuration Boot Tab Boot Tab - CSM (Compatibility Support Module) Boot Tab - Secure Boot
Step 3: Save and Reboot
Now head back over to the last tab, "Exit" and click the "Save Changes & Reboot". The system should now see your PiMP OS v2.6+ SSD and boot normally.
** Note: If in doubt of your settings or you wish to reset them, be sure to restart this process with Step 1. Again, due to the way this motherboard handles the "CSM" & "Secure Boot" features, failing to do this step will most likely cause problems.
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