One thing that's worth noting is that whenever I move the card slightly in the slot i hear a clicking sound. Tempted to take out the motherboard and check for broken points on the pci-e slot and re-solder them as needed. What's your opinion as this mobo is brand new.
I'd say not worth it in my opinion. You may be able to fix the problem but you'll void your warranty if anything happens down the road and they notice it during RMA handling. That's even assuming you fix it now. If you can't fix it, you may be out a motherboard and have voided your warranty.
I can't believe it but it turns out i didn't plug the molex power into the motherboard which powers the sli/crossfire (the molex connector was under my asaka voodoo cooler so i didn't see, FACEPALM).
Only had half an hour before work but even after the plugged the molex connector in i couldn't get the card to appear in device manager.
Things i have tried:
1. uninstalling and re-installing drivers with both cards connected
2. uninstalling drivers, removing card, re-installing drivers with one card connected, plugging in second card
3. used one and two crossfire bridges
Apparently i seen that PCI-E slot 4 only runs at 4x so it won't pick up a signal from the second slot.
As i mentioned in a previous post the fan on the second card is spinning.
I'm convinced now I plugged in this molex connector that it has to be a software related issue (although not positive).
The CrossFire stuff shouldn't matter. It should display in device manager whether CrossFire works or not even if it's on a slot wired for 4x (or 1x!). If it's not in device manager, then Windows can't see it. No CCC changes are going to fix a device enumeration issue.
When i get home from work i'm going to reset the CMOS and then re-install windows with only one card connected. Should i insert the card after installing then install the drivers or install the drivers then insert the card?