Upgraded video card & PSU, now no video

I upgraded my video card from an ATI 3870 to a 5770, and the power supply from a 400w one to 650w. It's an MSI motherboard and im running Win 7 x64. Onboard video is disabled.

When I put the 5770 card in, the card isnt detected by windows, but it boots up fine. I set up remote access to the computer so I can see what its doing. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, but still no card is detected. If I open up the software program SIW, no card is detected, but it shows the PCIE slot has the 3870 in it (when i have the 5770 in).

If I put the old 3870 back in, I get video ouput from the card, but Windows lists the onboard video as the display. The 3870 isnt listed.

Any ideas on what to check would be appreciated.
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  1. A search for "msi 945gcm5-f v2 5770" turns up some other people that have the same problem. Looks like there's some issues with PCI-E 2.1 working in a PCI-E 1.x motherboard.
    Time for a motherboard upgrade!

    Ex
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/291327-33-5770-hawx-support
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6590381
  2. ^+1, you'll have to either return the card and get a PCIE2.0 version, or buy a new motherboard.
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