Anyone who read my earlier post will know we are still on the early edge of testing with our system.
We purchased a Digium FXO/FXS card (which ain’t cheep) to put in our testbed server ; It has arrived and there’s a problem:
Our testing machine has 5v 32bit PCI slots and the card looks like it goes to a 64bit 3v PCI slot. We’re not quite sure what to do. We’ve been looking at servers with 3v 64 bit slots but the purchase of these servers was supposed to be contingent on our demoing a working system on the prototype hardware. Should we:
try to sell this card on eBay and get a card that will plug into a 32bit 5v PCI slot? (do they make such a card?)
adapt the card? – I can’t even imagine how I’d do that
hold on to this card and upgrade my mother board on the prototype machine? (I did a trip to Fry’s over lunch and a 3.3v motherboard with 64bit PCI slots was roughly $1500); By the time I factor in a pair of dual-core Xeon processors I can buy a brand new quad core Apple xServe (with warranty and support) for about the same price.
is there a 4?? I’ll be digging a deep hole trying to convince my employer to buy a server at this stage of the game.
Help (BTW - I wasn’t in the loop on the purchase so don’t sit there smugly thinking what an idiot I am; I may be an idiot but this is a headache I inherited)!!