^^ thanks for the suggestion but i've tried all settings. The board is NEW so i doubt there is any overclocking there. But one thing is that i saw AGP2.0 (2x/4x)and AGP3.0 (8x) on the CMOS settings. I plug in a AGP2.0 card and i can see the settings but not the AGP3.0 settings ( have to get a AGP3.0 card to see the settings ) IS there some kind of jumper settings that might be causing all this problem?
Most newer cards need extra power and have a power input, be sure that is plugged in. I have seen my first one on a intel mobo where you actually had to plug a standard power connecter for a disk device into the mobo next to the graphics card slot to power the graphics card in addition to the mobo power.