O.k. pci worked so I tried a different pci-e cable and it turned on.
Anyone else notice that he switched PCI-E power cables and things started working suddenly?
Could he be having a power problem?
Also, with reference to video driver conflicts. You can go into the BIOS for the motherboard and disable the integrated/onboard video with most motherboards.
You can then also set "Primary Display" to PCI-E on many boards.