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.

Approx. year 1999

Class AT
Speed 450MHz
(2x64MB DIMM PC100)
ROM Award
Mainboard Shuttle HOT-591P
Graphics S3 Trio3D/2X AGP
Sound Creative ViBRA16 ISA
Ports I/O On-board,
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 disk drive
Hard disks/ATA devices: WD Caviar 14300 (4.3GB), C/H/S: 8912/15/63

40x IDE CD-ROM drive


Peripherals in collection:
 - None

Other boards:


Creative VideoBlaster SE100 - CT6042
Casing AT tower
Non-standard expansions: None
Operating system(s): MS Windows 98SE

Contents: Starting, usage Drivers Links


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:

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
R 1 1
G 2 2
B 3 3
reserved 4 6
  5 NC
R GND 6 6
G GND 7 7
B GND 8 8
SGND 10 6
ID0 11 11
DDC SDA 12 12
HSYNC 13 5
VSYNC 14 4
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.
USB drivers
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





Links - Archive of support for HOT-591P mainboard. Most download links don't work.,79-18.html - Review in Tom's hardware guide.