In either case, the board was corrupted and needs to RMA. I am pretty sure both the Asus cards are fine. Let's you buddy to try it out and see.
If you really like a multi-gpu setup why don't turn to Intel platform?
My plan with this system was to use one card. I was only going to use two 4850s till i bought a 6000 series or 5 series for the right price.
I just found out yesterday that one of my soldiers is selling an intel board with an i7 lol. Not sure what the stats are of them but they are over a year old.
Going to RMA the board tonight and get a new one. I appreciate all the help and fast responses.
Ill update you on the status of the cards after he tests them.