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To answer your question, yes the graphics card should work fine but please keep in mind that if the card is not working is because maybe is not compatible with the board. The validated graphics cards we offer for this board are the following:
Once you connect the card it should be detected as "plug&play". No setting in the BIOS required. Is also recommended to test a different device on the PCIe to ensure the connector works fine.
Fantastic. Thank you very much.
Glad to report that an AMD Radeon R9 290X card was recognised and is now outputting video.