AMD K6-III Tower
This is a highly multimedia-capable and graphics-capable PC from late 1990s, based on AMD K6-III processor. Although it has AT case and its mainboard is in AT form factor, it is capable of ATX and has AGP slot to connect fast graphics board. In times of late PEntium processors, AMD K6-III was a very expensive processor used then in computer graphics and multimedia. This computer has also an ATAPI ZIP drive. Its case is a bit large for AT one, and it requires quite long cables between mainboard and drives. However it looks very interesting, more like later ATX cases. It was made by TASK, a manufacturer which supplide many similar housings.
In its history, case of this unit has been modified to support ATX mainboards too by the cost of much worse expansion boards holding.
(2x64MB DIMM PC100)
|Graphics||S3 Trio3D/2X AGP
|Sound||Creative ViBRA16 ISA
2x COM, 1x LPT, PS/2
|Network||SMC EtherPower II PCI
|System expansion bus||3x 16-bit ISA slot
3x PCI slot
1x AGP Slot (2x speed)
|Floppy/removable media drives||1x 3.5" 1.44MB floppy
|Hard disks/ATA devices:||
WD Caviar 14300 (4.3GB), C/H/S: 8912/15/63
40x IDE CD-ROM drive
IOMega ZIP 100MB ATAPI
Peripherals in collection:
|Creative VideoBlaster SE100 - CT6042|
|Operating system(s):||MS Windows 98SE|
The machine is a normal PC. The only unusual thing is related to Creative VideoBlaster SE100 board.
So about VideoBlaster SE100 (or Creative CT6042) video capture card:
1. The board requires cable. It must be present, as it
supplies video signals into board as well as passes signals from VGA
output to board, then VGA signal with video to monitor. Yes, graphics
signal passes through the board.
Simultaneously, board may be connected using VESA feature cable to provide additional video overlay. It has a ribbon cable connector which can be used to connect 1:1 to video card's VESA feature connector.
Schematics for building SE100 cables are present here: http://sites.utoronto.ca/ski/water/software/vj/ct6042.html
|Cable has two male 15-pin plugs, one goes to VGA output, another to capture board's input. This plug has two Cinch sockets for video input too. SE100 board's output socket is connected to monitor. Although in the schematic they use old monitor cables, I recommend using normal plugs as monitor cables may have quite thick wires for soldering to DB15 plug. If the cable is kept short, even Cat. 5 cable can be used to link plugs.|
|Signal||VGA pin||SE100 pin|
|Input 0 GND||13|
|Input 0 signal||14|
|Input 1 GND||10|
|Input 1 signal||15|
After installing board, install driver and the system usually won't detect it as it's not Plug-and-play. So in Windows 9x, open Device Manager, point to the board and find some free IRQ on its settings tab, set it and turn the PC off. Now remove card and set IRQ on its jumpers, they should be labelled on board.
|Shuttle HOT-591P Manual|
|591P BIOS v. S025|
|Shuttle chipset patch - use in Windows 9x if some devices are not recognized properly.|
|Vie Hyperion 4-in-1 v. 4.53 chipset driver|
|Creative CT6042 drivers for Windows 9x, AMCAP capturing program.|
|S3 Trio3D/2X drivers for Windows 9x and NT4|
https://www.shuttle.eu/_archive/older/de/591p.htm - Archive of
support for HOT-591P mainboard. Most download links don't work.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/socket-7-board-review-july-1998,79-18.html - Review in Tom's hardware guide.