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computing - specification of Dabs PC

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Specification of PC, originally custom built in April 1999 by Dabs Direct to my specification around the Pinnacle Miro video DV300 PCI digital video capture card plus various subsequent additions and upgrades:

Motherboard ASUS Pentium II 440BX ATX LAN/UWSCSI
Processor Intel Pentium III 450 MHz slot 1 box
Memory 2xDIMM 16MX64(128MB) SDRAM PC 100 = 256MB
Floppy Drive Mitsumi 1.44Mb 3.5"
Hard Disk DiamondMax IDE  VL17 13.0Gb UDMA66 system drive
Hard Drive (in caddy) DiamondMax IDE 5120 20.4Gb UDMA 33 9ms
Hard Drive (in caddy) DiamondMax IDE 3409H4 40.0Gb UDMA 100
Hard Drive (in caddy) DiamondMax IDE 6800 13.6Gb UDMA66
Hard Disk DiamondMax IDE 8.4 still image storage
Removable Disk Caddy HDRi IDE Plastic Cradle VP10K
DVD Rom Creative PC-DVD Encore 5x DXR2 internal IDE
Hard Disk IBM SCSI Ultrastar 9LZX 9.1Gb U2W internal (for video temporary files)
Video Card ATI 3D Xpert 98 8MB AGP
Video Capture Card Pinnacle MiroVideo DV300 PCI (see note re hardware/software problem)
Modem Diamond SupraExpress 56e PRO external serial modem V90
Case Vasco BT-238 HQ ATX Full Tower 200W
Monitor Sony G400 19" FD Trinitron CRT 
Keyboard Logitech Internet Keyboard
Mouse Logitech Remote control
Sound Card Creative SB Live! Platinum PCI
CD writer/rewriter Yamaha SCSI 16r4w4rw internal

*Note:  As many Pinnacle MiroVideo DV300 PCI card owners will know, because of the idiosyncrasies of the card and its drivers/software, it is very difficult to successfully install Premier 5.1 and also to take advantage of the special facility for the Sony DCR-PC1E without the whole system freezing.  The only way which I eventually found to get everything working was to disable USB via the BIOS.   This was the case even before I installed the Creative SB Live! Platinum PCI card which takes up 2 IRQs. I did not find the Pinnacle website helpful in solving this problem and saw that they had ignored pleading questions to help.  Reading Computer Video and using their web site, although it did not give me the exact answer to my problem, got me thinking enough to try this option - eventually!

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