So I got this card open box from Newegg. I was going to return it but decided not to since it is just an extra card. I'm starting to regret it now. Problems: The card is always stuck in 8x mode. I have tested this in 3 different boards. One was my x58 and the other two are Gigabyte AM3 boards. Other cards I have work 16x in the same boards with no problems so I know it is the card. If the 5770 is put in anything other than the first PCIe slot the system will not see it (yes even Windows). Even if it is the only card in the system. I tried this on my P6T6 and I got a "no video card" bios beep errors. 5870 and 4870x2 both work fine without any problems in the same third slot. If the 5770 is in the first slot and a second card is placed in the second slot I have problems getting video to appear from the 5770. The second card does not show any video being output on any of the connectors. Only tried with with my 4650. I tried using the HDMI and a DVI-VGA with the same results. If I left the monitor on the selected input I would never get a picture from the start up screen to Windows desktop. If I would boot and not have the monitor on the selected input I would need to wait until the system was sitting on Windows desktop. I could then switch my input selection on my monitor and be able to use the system as the 5770 would output a picture. I'm way past the 30 days so a return to Newegg is not an option. I'm just wondering if this could be a bios problem and a newer one could fix these. I'm not sure how to read the date of the bios with GPUz though. While I have not removed the cooler, there appears to be no physical damage to the card from what I can see nor any missing chips or parts from comparing the card to that of the high resolution pictures of the reference pcb in TPU's review of the 5770 at launch. So, anyone know if their is hope?