Originally Posted by Fright
Man this platform sucks... getting errors 55 and 54 or something like that. Got myself nice 2x16 gb samsung b-die gksill ram, bios is 1002. And got error 8 when cold booting but the cpu is flawless I can asure you of that. When will the next stable bios be avaible? AMD is dead for me... was a huge fan, but this platform is the worst.
If you are JUST getting your system going(or trying to), then you have missed the past two months of development, and that is why you say the platform sucks. So, short version:
The platform is still very new, and things like getting RAM to run at the speeds that are rated to work on something like Intel Z170 are not going to magically work on Ryzen for the moment. Now, before you go off the deep end, the official speed for DDR4 memory is 2133MHz, anything beyond that is technically overclocking. With some sets of memory, it is difficult to go above 2400MHz for the moment. AMD uses something called AGESA as a core for the BIOS code to interface with the CPU, including the memory controller, and with the next revision(22.214.171.124), it is expected to fix the vast majority of issues getting memory to run at higher speeds. That new version is slated for a May release, and I expect pre-release versions are already being tested by the major motherboard makers, including Asus.
If you can't get things working at fully stock speeds without trying to clock things higher, then THAT is what you need to address first, that isn't a problem with the platform, that is either a problem with one or more of your components, or your build. So, first things first, 24 pin for the main power to the motherboard, plus the 8-pin power. RAM in slots A2 and B2(as counted from the CPU socket). Video card in with attached power. Nothing else, does it come up properly? If not, then there is something wrong for you to test, and that is NOT a platform problem, you could have the same issue on an Intel motherboard/CPU.
I have had ZERO issues getting my pre-ordered Ryzen 7 1800X up and running. RAM speeds are really the only area that has been a true challenge, but even at 2400, things are running VERY well.