ASUS Prime X370-Pro AMD Ryzen motherboard might be the issue!!!
Update: New BIOS was released on 03/23/2017, version 0511, but issues persist.
ASUS Prime X370-Pro Issues???
Are you having issues with you new Ryzen build using ASUS Prime X370-Pro? Well, you’re not alone. Ryzen is still quite new on the market, but AMD worked with a lot of motherboard manufacturer’s prior to the launch of AMD’s Ryzen CPU’s. But, it looks like people are encountering issues when using the ASUS Prime X370-Pro motherboard.
BIOS Version 0404
Apparently the BIOS that is being shipped with the motherboard doesn’t really support Ryzen. Yikes!! The BIOS version that is causing an issue is version 0404. So I would take a look to see what the current BIOS version installed is prior to doing any building. The location of the BIOS version is located next to the RAM and CPU socket. People are having issues with their computers not POSTing and the BIOS version is most likely the culprit.
If you decide to stick with the motherboard here is a link of compatible CPU’s.
BIOS Version 0502
This seems to be the most stable BIOS version of the motherboard at the time of writing this post.
BIOS Version 0504
If you are lucky enough to get it to work and have updated to a later BIOS, there might be another issue. With BIOS version 0504, you may or may not have noticed that some of the temperature readings from your CPU might be reading 20 degrees higher than they should. If that is the case you might want to downgrade to 0502 which apparently fixes the issues with the CPU temperature readings.
BIOS Version 0511
A BIOS update was released, but it looks like people are still having issues. The following is what was supposedly fixed:
1.Improve system performance.
2.Make CPU temperature more precise.
After reading some feedback it the BIOS update is not promising and it is best to stay on 0502 or the whatever you are currently using. If you want to try the BIOS anyways, the link is here. You can also read more about the people’s feedback in this Reddit thread.
Overall this board looks like it is having some issues and the best recommendation would be to probably look at another ASUS board a different manufacturer. While I am sure these issues will be fixed, the timeline is unknown and when there are other options available why waste the time. Good luck finding the right motherboard and completing your Ryzen build.
If you are running in to any other issues feel free to comment.
Note: Not all users are experiencing issues. I’ve read a few success stories with people completing their Ryzen build and I’m sure there are a lot more that have had success but are obviously not as vocal since people tend to be vocal when having issues. But as of 03/19/2017 it is currently rated as 3-stars average on Newegg and has the same number of 5-star reviews as 1-star reviews.