Got a $5 PCI IDE card off of a mate who gave no guarantee that it works.
Its got a UMC 8673 chip, primary and secondary IDE ports, a whole lot of jumpers and thats about all I can tell you.
When I plug it into my motherboard (MSI MS-6712) and turn the PC on, it boots fine, its just theres nothing on the screen. I know its boting because its accessing the hard drive, exactly, the same way it does with the card out. Ive only tied it with my Radeon 9000 Pro (AGP), however Im thinking of trying it with an S3 virge (PCI) just to see what would happen.
Now I realise that its only $5, and it doesnt worry me that much that it doesnt work, but Id still like to hook up my 24102B along with the 52246S and the 165H. (Primary channel is for the HDD only)
Ive heard that it may be because of my on-board IDE ports causing an IRQ conflict with the card, I wouldnt have a clue.
If I cant get this to work, could someone please reccommend a reliable and cheapish PCI IDE controller card.