Avenger M99 Gets an Upgrade from P3/E 650 to P3/EB 933!

  • Hay thanks CryptonNite! :topmodel:

    And here she is then <3


    Avenger M99


    Intel Pentium !!!/E 933Mhz Coppermine S.E.C.C. 2 / Slot 1

    4x 512MB PC-133 ECC Reg CL2 HP/Micron

    ASUS P3V 4X VIA Apollo Pro 133A Chipset

    Diamond Multimedia Viper II Z200 AGP 32MB 128Bit SDR [S3 Savage 2000 AGP 32MB]

    Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 PCI 24MB 384Bit Edo

    Intel Pro 100/S Desktop Adapter

    Philips FM/AM Radio Card 8Bit ISA

    Creative Labs AWE64 Gold CT4390

    NEC 5 Port USB Card + Front Panel 2 External 3 In Front panel ( Instead of Floppy Drive )

    NEC 5 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card 4 External 1 Internal

    LG 40x/16x CD/DVD RW-Drive

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 40GB ATA 100

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 25GB ATA 100

    Windows 2000 Professional UK + Service Pack 4

    Latest S3 Savage 2000 Drivers for Win2K

    Latest Quantum 3D Obsidian2 Drivers For Win2K from NuAngel's aka Garrett 'Tuna' Culver Archive





    Building brought back memories alright lmao :topmodel:

    But anyways I thought build everything over ya know, then tart up 2K but I get a BSOD so maybe that could be with WinXP Installation on the 120GB HDD, so now I am formatting that see if it will bootup without the BSOD , if not I am out of options for then.


    Well seeing that the date was on January 01, 1997 this is why I got a BSOD haha xD :topmodel: Ooiiiiiyyyyyy :spitze:

  • Well it seems that the Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 is not so VIA chipset friendly.

    Thus I may have to revert back to using my EPoX BX3 with it's Intel 440 BX Chipset and the P3/EB 933 back to 700Mhz...

    As I get this right after bootup:


    "An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\WINNT\system32\q3dps2.dll, Q3dGlideBoot"


    And When I wanted to go to my Control panel fto set up the X-24 I can't even get there either as I get this:


    "An error ocurred while Windows was trying to work with the Control Panel file "C:\WINNT\system32\desk.cpl"


    Sighs all over... just dunno what can actually fix this tbh.


    Also Even I formatted the C & F drive multiple times I always get a Dual Boot screen with 2x Windows 2000 Professional the top one is the good one the bottom one is the corrupted one.

    If selecting he bottom one I am told to remove it, yet everything I try it doesn't go away lol, it's super annoying.



    **Update**


    By uninstalling the X-24 via uninstalled rivers & hardware and also removing the old regs via regedit I can install the S3 2K and it works fine no more errors, but once I install the X-24 it's shit hits the fan all over and it seems the X-24 does not like the VIA Apollo Pro 133A Chipset with or without VIA 4in1 drivers.


    So it seems I can either use my V3 3500 in here or just go back to the BX3 with the X-24 and use the P3/EB 933 as a P3/E 700

    Either way I am not happy with the results and wasted 87 euros on the damn ASUS P3V 4X.

  • Did you try it with an other PCI configuration? I would try it only with the grafic card in the AGP Port and the Quantum3D and here i would try PCI Port 2 to 5.


    Was not there such a VIA PCI bug in the Southbridge? Or was that only with the KT133er chip set?


    #Update#

    Some info's: https://www.anandtech.com/show/506


    "...it should be noted that PCI slots 3 & 6 share an IRQ, as do 4 & 5."

  • Hey all, since the P3/EB 933 project kind of was a downfall I decided to use the BX3 and use my P3/EB 933 @ 700Mhz, a friend of mine will send me a 700 and me my 933 to them.



    Anyways today I renovated and cleaned my two retro Pentium !!! Systems, both using Coppermine CPU's with 133Mhz FSB aka Pentium !!!/EB CPU's.


    Avenger M99


    Intel Pentium !!!/E 933Mhz Coppermine S.E.C.C. 2 / Slot 1 @ 700Mhz

    3x 128MB PC-100 CL2.5 Samsung Original

    EPoX EP-BX3 Intel i440 BX Chipset

    Diamond Multimedia Viper II Z200 AGP 32MB 128Bit SDR [S3 Savage 2000 AGP 32MB]

    Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 PCI 24MB 384Bit Edo

    Intel Pro 100/S Desktop Adapter

    Philips FM/AM Radio Card 8Bit ISA

    Creative Labs AWE64 Gold CT4390

    NEC 5 Port USB Card + Front Panel 2 External 3 In Front panel ( Instead of Floppy Drive )

    NEC 5 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card 4 External 1 Internal

    LG 40x/16x CD/DVD RW-Drive

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 40GB ATA 133

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 60GB ATA 133

    A-Open H600-B Workstation Case

    Enermax Modu 525VE 525 Watt PSU


    Windows 2000 Professional UK + Service Pack 4

    Latest S3 Savage 2000 Drivers for Win2K

    Latest Quantum 3D Obsidian2 Drivers For Win2K from NuAngel's aka Garrett 'Tuna' Culver Archive






    Since I was busy anyways I grabbed my old Dual P3/EB 1000 and gave that one a clean and added an extra 120GB HDD for storage :)

    This is my first 2CPU system that my friend Marco Alblas built on Jan 28, 2000


    Gradinko SMP 2000

    2x Intel Pentium!!!/EB 1Ghz Coppermine, 2x 256KB L2

    ABiT VP6 Raid Ver 1.0

    4x 512MB PC-133 ECC Reg CL2.5 HP / Micron Crucial

    Matrox Parhelia AGP 256MB 256Bit DDR Rev.A 0105 @ AGP x4

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 Platinum eX

    Intel Pro/1000 MT Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Sweex NEC 5 ported USB 2.0 PCI 32 bit card

    1x Seagate Barracuda V 80 GB 7200 rpm Ultra ATA 133 HDD @ Ultra ATA 100

    1x Seagate Barracuda V 120GB 7200.7 rpm Ultra ATA 133 HDD @ Ultra ATA 100

    1x NEC DVD-RW ND 1300A Ultra ATA 100

    Addtronics 7896A Server Tower

    Enermax 330Watt PSU

    Samsung SyncMaster 943

    Compaq S710 17" CRT


    Windows XP Professional USA + Service Pack 3

    Matrox Parhelia Power Desk Drivers August 05, 2007





    And there you have it Golden orbs everywhere <3 :spitze:

  • Well I do have some good news for this oldie, my friend in South Australia is gifting me his Matrox Millenium G400 MAX AGP 32MB with a Gold colored Blue Orb.

    His father has a company that can ionize and paint brushed metal objects, so the Blue Orb it had has a gold color to it like the Golden Orb, yet the color is more like Pyrite, aka fools gold but looks super cool none the less.

    So this will be the config which I will have with me at the lan:


    Avenger M99


    Intel Pentium !!!/E 933Mhz Coppermine S.E.C.C. 2 / Slot 1 @ 700Mhz

    3x 128MB PC-100 CL2.5 Samsung Original

    EPoX EP-BX3 Intel i440 BX Chipset

    Matrox Millennium G400 MAX AGP 32MB + Gold Modded Hercules/Thermaltake Blue Orb by Declan's Father. :hre: :hre:

    Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 PCI 24MB 384Bit Edo

    Intel Pro 100/S Desktop Adapter

    Philips FM/AM Radio Card 8Bit ISA

    Creative Labs AWE64 Gold CT4390

    Adeptec Ultra ATA 133 Bootable PCI Card
    Mitsubishi Electronics Australia LS-120 Super Floppy Drive

    NEC 5 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card 4 External 1 Internal

    LG 40x/16x CD/DVD RW-Drive

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 40GB ATA 133

    1x Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 60GB ATA 133

    Addtronics 7896A Server Tower

    Enermax Modu 525VE 525 Watt PSU


    Windows 2000 Professional UK + Service Pack 4

    Latest Matrox G400 Drivers for Win2K

    Latest Quantum 3D Obsidian2 Drivers For Win2K from NuAngel's aka Garrett 'Tuna' Culver Archive

    The parts Bolded in Gold are the newly added parts

    As you see some changes added much more rare parts, I just wanna shine with this beauty :)
    I will add pics after the package arrives and I have built over the parts in to the A-7896A Server Tower and applied a brand new original Pentum !!! sticker to the case for the finishing touch.

    Here the parts list my friend Declan gifted me to support this long going project:


    1. Matrox Millennium G400 MAX AGP 32MB
    2. Gold Modded Hercules/Thermaltake Blue Orb by Declan's Father.
    3. ATA-133 Bottible PCI Card with ATA-133 Cables New
    4. Your P3 CPU
    5. Fan Cable for G400 Orb
    6. Zalman Fan Mount
    7. 80mm Fan Deflector in Gold/Yellow

    Here the G400 MAX with it's single slot Golden Orb:



    That goes with my Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 from Week 22 of the year 1998 :)

    Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 PCI 24MB Rev.A 2298:



    Quite the combination for 1998-1999 right :topmodel:

    And for an other 3dfx Project I bought back my V5 5500 PCI mac for 350 euro's since I will be using this card to help support some new x-3dfx Voodoo5 6000 owners, but also it's my last 3dfx card I had before I bought my Voodoo5 6000, and My friend didn't mind at all, so that too is making a comeback, here some pics of that car for those wondering:

    3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB Rev.A1 2900 with PC Bios 1.18_LCD and yes the DVI-D works fine.






    The system will be a Dual Opteron S940 based system, dunno what parts yet, first the card and in December this year I do the rest :)
    No rush with that yet tho, I bought the card back for what I sold it for, it's fairtrade and we both agreed on the idea :)

    But as this V5 PCI Mac goes when I build the system for it I shall make a new thread for it.
    Just had this as some news to share with you guys <3

    So stay tuned for more!