Nvidia Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Graphics Hardware

I googled around, and this seems to be a common problem, but I haven't been able to figure out what's causing my particular case.

I got a brand new computer with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti. Booted the computer after taking it out of the box, and everything seems to be working fine. But as I always do when I get a new computer, I wiped whatever was on it and did a clean Win7 install. I used exactly the drivers that came with the system, but I'm getting that error message that the Nvidia graphics driver could not find compatible hardware.

Some of the suggested solutions out there say to look up your ID and add it to the installer's .inf or some such. But that can't be right in this case, can it? Brand new card that's known to work. Clean system install. The exact driver it shipped with. Why should I need to hack the nvidia driver installer?

Is there a simpler, cleaner solution?

And as a side question, why does this problem seem to be so common?
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  1. What motherboard are you using?
  2. clutchc said:
    What motherboard are you using?

    I honestly don't know how to answer that. (Bought rather than built this computer.) I'm hoping the answer is somewhere in this [screenshot]( It's an SIW report.
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    No, that really doesn't help. It appears to be a proprietary Dell/Alienware PC, correct?

    If this is a clean install of Win7, try downloading the gfx drivers for the GTX 760 Ti from Nvidia's website. The 760 Ti is an OEM card that isn't available at retail yet. There may be some problem with the driver disk that your retailer provided with the PC. Don't forget to check that the aux power cable(s) is securely plugged into the card, and that the card is securely in its slot. Some motherboards have a latch that helps keep the card in place. You may want to remove the card and re-insert it to be sure it is making good contact.
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