Yeah, sorry if the description of my "process" sounds odd... I read on many other forums that people suggesting help said "make sure you uninstall drivers, RESTART, then re-install..." So i tried that and it didn't make a difference.
I initially just ran the setup program which gives you the option to "fresh install". What's strange is every time I try to start SLI and it goes to the 640x480 I have to reinstall the drivers before it will recognize the other card as being without "reporting problems".
Not sure if that helps at all...
Also, I removed both cards, seated them carefully and made sure they were locked in position, and not strained or sitting weirdly.