Advanced Card Sorting
Some cards from the sorting room should come into the advanced testing area for an advanced card sort. Here are basic instructions of how to do the advanced sort:
Look for the ones that have either two notches or or the back notch only. Set these aside for special usage. Where do they go?
Sort out cards with rare connectors, for example: DVI, Coax, SVideo.
We should also be looking at an amount of video memory on cards for build. Perhaps <32, with 32+ going to the store. Nvidia and ATI cards with 32+ megs may be ebayable.
The rest need to get received and go to build.
Look for the ones that have 8MB of RAM or more. Set these aside for special usage. The rest go to recycling. (No need for data entry.)
PCI Marked '100' NIC
- ones that support network boot
- Intel 82558B
- Intel 82559
- All 3com
Set these aside for special usage. The rest need to get received and go to build.
PCI not marked '100' NIC
If we are short on 100Bt NICs, check these for ones capable of 100Bt. Treat those ones as above. The rest go to recycling. (No need for data entry.)
These need to get received and go to build.
- Hardware modems
- Winmodems with free linux support
- Winmodems with proprietary linux support
- Unsupported winmodems
Test in modem testing. Those that pass need to be received and then they go to build.
Everything else - PCI
- SCSI cards:
- Anything long
- Adaptec 2940
- USB cards
- Firewire cards
- IDE cards