I just bought a DQ45CB with Core Duo processor. I am going to put this in a system that has olderPATA (IDE parallel) drives. I installed a 2 port PCI ATA-133 IDE adapter card. The board would not boot with the PCI 2 part PCI ATA-133 IDE card installed. The post code sequence I observed before the board stopped booting was 51 then 50.
POST Code Explanation found in Intel’s Documentation
51 - Allocating resources to PCI
50 - Enumerating PCI busses
Can this board accept a PCI card that acts as an IDE disc controller? If so what card would you recommend?
What I have decided to do is purchase a SATA to PATA converter for each of the old IDE drives, however I would prefer to use the PCI card.