cheers for the help mate
made a typo with the motherboard model - its epox EP-4PDA5+
the reviews for this card weren't too good - and someone wrote - "If you need RAID or need it to be bootable, save yourself the trouble of dealing with this cheap card with no support and spend a few more dollars on something better."
how do I know if a card has a boot BIOS?
Can you suggest any other cards for around $30-$40?