Resolved:We have the wrong card

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:

  1. 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?)

  2. adapt the card? – I can’t even imagine how I’d do that

  3. 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.

  4. 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)!!


Hi What card have you got ?

AFAIK they are 5/3.3V pci2.2 compatible.

Should go into almost anything.

Now you can sit there smugly thinking what an idiot I am.


No I dont do that,

This may be of help to others in the future though


TDM cards are 5v and 3.3v

Hi Kindwar…

Are you still having problems or is this one resolved?

If resolved can you change the Heading to [Resolved] So that others know about this?

Since Ianplan has posted that link, those who have thought along the same lines as you, or may not have read into what they were buying could really benefit from your post and also everyone else’s on here, changing it to resolved may entice people to read the thread and see what the solution was.