Darkening Dream said:
I know that the motherboard has a pci e slot 2.0 and i believe I read on the specs for the sapphire it requires v3.0. Do you know if that may be the problem, and is the radeon backwards compatable?
You can run a 3.0 compatible card in a 2.0 slot just fine. I would contact the manufacturer of the card. You might have received a bad one.