Tyan Tiger 100

 

S1832DL B type

This is my MIDI computer. It is never connected to the net. All my music processing software runs on this computer. I am asked, why do you use this old computer? It's because when I drop in the graphics card, the RAM, the Adaptec SCSI card, the Korg 1212IO, then install Win98, and the software that talks to all my outboard gear- all of this stuff just works. No hassle, no fuss, and no interrupt conflicts as all of theses components are of the same vintage. Oh my, they say! You have no virus protection because Microsoft doesn't support Win98 any more. I say, did you miss the part where I said it's never connected to the net. Data only leaves this computer. I am the input. But, they say, a phone now-a-days has more processing power than that old thing. This old thing can handle 16 MIDI channels or 12 audio channels or record the equivalent of more that four simultaneous CDs in real time and never break a sweat. Well,  there is the occasional blue screen of death. But all in all, this is a very powerful computer, works with my gear and I can compose, arrange and mix music on it and have yet to tap all of it's capacity.

 

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In 1998 I assembled my first Tyan Tiger 100 dual Pentium 2 x P2-400Mhz computer. This motherboard served me well until it fried and died as a result of me upgrading the RAM in 2012 while not using proper ESD preventions. On the bright side, I now I have an extra ROM and two spare P2 400MHz  processors.

 

RIP Fried and Died, 4/12/2012.

tyan tiger 100

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Tyan TIGER 100 Dual Pentium-3 600 MHz Processors

 

S1832DL F type

The S1832DL F type motherboard shown below was purchased used on Ebay. This is what it looks like before the video, SCSI and Korg 1212IO cards are installed.  It works very well even though there are burns on the power connector. These burns don't appear to affect its functioning. The PSU I'm using is the Antec VP-450. This PSU is rated as very good and shouldn't cause problems, provide enough juice, and work for a long time.  Maintaining a legacy computer takes time and finding parts, drivers and equipment is difficult. The SCSI drives are just for piping in the 12 audio channels through the Korg 1212I/O card and mixing the wave files. There is a 3" (Radio Shack #273-242) AC venturi type fan pulling out air from the top drive chamber in this case keeping the 10,000 and 15,000 RPM SCSI drives cool. This full tower case is steel, has separated drive and processor chambers, six external drive spaces, three additional internal drive spaces a 3-1/2" external drive and a washable filter in the front behind all the perforations.

 

5/5/2012 Used Motherboard & Processors

Version "F" Supports  100 FSB Coppermine CPU

Jumper Settings

 

American Megatrends BIOS 2.5

1048 MB of RAM

Win 98SE, 4.10.2222 A

DirectX 8.0b

 

Antec VP450 PSU

Antec VP450 Power Supply Specifications

Building up the OS

AMI BIOS Beep Codes

Adaptec AHA-2940 UW PCI SCSI Controller

Matrox G400 Max Dual Monitor AGP 4x video card

KORG 1212 I/O Card 1.1

 Sony CDU-920S 2x2 SCSI CDR

LG CD-R/RW

Barracuda ST380011A

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" drives are configured for the day to day operation of the MIDI computer.

FIRST1,

Cheetah ST318404LW,

Cheetah-1,

This 68 pin, 9GB, SCSI 160 10,000 RPM drive, works great on the old AHA Adaptec 2940-UW. This is a combination SE or LVD SCSI compatible hard drive.

IBM Ultrastar (Hitachi) 36Z15, IC35L018UWPR15:

IBM-1,

This 68 pin, 18GB, SCSI 160, 15,000 RPM drive, works great on the old Adaptec AHA 2940-UW. This is a combination SE or LVD SCSI compatible hard drive. These run very hot but have the fastest write (recording) speed of any of the SCSI drives I have. With the introduction of one of these in my primary full tower MIDI computer, I have had to convert all the flat cables to newer molded round cables to increase the air flow through the drive chamber.

 

Tyan Tiger 100

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There is good air flow over all the hot surfaces in the front. The two fans are 1u above and below the Cheetah and the lower one is above the SCSI CD burner.

Full Tower Tiger 100

 

I changed out all the old flat IDE and SCSI cables for the newer round cables. These dress-up the case and really increase the air flow keeping the components cooler. The IBM 15,000 RPM is adjacent to the AC fan in the back. With the air flow through the case now, the normally hot drive is just warm.

Full Tower Tyan Tiger 100

 

BOOTUP WITH DUAL MONITORS

 

 

 

 

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Tyan TIGER 100 Rev F Dual Pentium Slot 1 Motherboard

 

Below is a brand new Tyan Tiger 100 F type motherboard.

I can barely believe it. I found someone on Ebay that had four of these motherboards that were brand new. So I snatched up two!

I have built another computer to match the one above because maintaining a legacy system is so arduous and the likelihood of doing so in ten years is very slim. I acquired five P3 500 MHz processors (all for $15.50 including shipping), a half dozen CPU fans, a spare Korg 1212I/O, three ATI 128 Rage AGP4x video cards, four Matrox G400 Max Dual Monitor AGP 4x video card, eight PC-100 256 MB RAM modules, various cables, and  an ANTEC VP-450 PSU.  I already had a spare Adaptec AHA 2940 UW SCSI card.

The case is a Lian LI PC-70 Brushed Aluminum, silver, full tower. This is  manufacture discontinued. This case is beautiful.

 

Tyan Tiger 100 S1832DL

 

2X 500 MHz Pentium 3

Four PC-100 256 MB

Korg 1212I/O

Matrox G400 Max Dual Monitor AGP 4x video card

Light Scribe RW IDE

Yamaha 24x RW SCSI

Barracuda ST380011A IDE

Cheetah ST318404LW SCSI

IBM Ultrastar (Hitachi) 36Z15 SCSI

Sony MPF-920-Z, 3-1/2" Floppy

4x 80 mm DC fans

1x 80mm 120V AC venturi fan.

ANTEC VP-450 PSU

Lian LI PC-70 Brushed Aluminum Case

 

CPU Compatibility

Intel® Pentium® II, Pentium® III, Celeron™

Product

Model Number

Celeron
(
Slot 1 )

Pentium II
(
Slot 1)

Pentium III (Slot 1)

Pentium III - Coppermine ( Slot 1)

100MHz FSB

133MHz FSB

100MHz FSB

133MHz FSB

Tigercub 100

S1894

up to 466**

233-450 *

450-550

None

None

None

Tsunami ATX

S1846

up to 466**

233-450 *

450-600

None

600-850  !

None

Thunderbolt

S1837UANG-L

up to 466** - single

233-450 *

450-600

None

600-850  (all Rev.)

None

S1837UANG(-R)

up to 466** - single

233-450*

450-600

None

600-850 (Rev. H & later only)

None

S1837DLUN-BX

up to 466** - single

233-450*

450-600

None

600-850 (Rev. G & later only )

None

S1837DLUNR-BX

up to 466** - single

233-450*

450-600

None

600-850 (Rev. H & later only )

None

Thunder 100

S1836

up to 466** - single

233-450 * %

450-600

None

None

None

Tiger 133

S1834

n/a

233-450

450-600

up to 600

up to 1 GHz

up to 933

Tiger 100

S1832

up to 466** - single

233-450 *

450-600

None

600-850 (Rev. F & later only )

None

Tsunami AT

S1830

up to 466**

233-450*

450-600

None

600-850 !

None

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Lian_Li_PC-70

 

 

Loian LI PC 70

 

A Wagon

I built a wagon (dolly) for this computer using 3/8" Baltic Birch plywood and four plate mounted twin wheel casters. (This link takes you to Service Castor Corporation a good company to work with!)

 This case can now sit under the table and be pulled out easily for maintenance. The case is bolted to the wagon. The wagon is about 1" bigger all around than the aluminum case to act as a bump rail. The front center of the wagon is cut back to allow access to remove the front cover.

 

 

Tyan Tiger Lian Li PC-70 Full Tower Case with Wheels

 

Full Tower Computer Case with Caster Wheels

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Dual Monitors

Converted the video cards from the ATI 128 Rage to a Matrox G400 Max dual monitor card.

Uninstalled all the ATI drivers and apps. Replaced the video card with the Matrox G400.

executed the W9x_683 file. It installs the drivers. With two monitors connected the system will step you through to make it all work. Very simple. Now I can have a voice editor in one window and Cakewalk in another. Yey!

Now that I this works in the aluminum Lian Li computer, I'll do this in the steel case too.

 

Matrox  Millennium G400 MAX User Guide

 

Drivers for W98SE Driver Info

 

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Spare Parts Inventory

ATI RAGE 128 FURY SD TV AGP 40.0

ATI RAGE 128 FURY VIVO AGP 40.0,

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This is the picture of the Tiger motherboard from the Tyan web site. Checkout my photo on the left showing the inside of the computer. The Tiger actually has the IDE connectors parallel and outside of the RAM slots. Not adjacent and perpendicular. So the board I have is the Tiger 100, S1832DL revision (B) now F

 

Tyan Tiger 100 is a quality, high performance dual processing solution which supports the powerful Intel Pentium II / III microprocessors. This mainboard is designed around the Intel 440BX AGPset. Please refer to the Motherboard CPU Compatibility Chart for more specs. See Intel 100 MHz Pentium II processor 440BX AGPset Dual Processor Schematic        See 440LX Dual Processor Schematic for comparison

The Tiger 100 supports SPD SDRAM memory and ECC SDRAM. The board's PCI Local Bus and new 32-bit AGP bus provides high performance capabilities that are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications such as: CAD, CAM, CAE, real-time 3D, and simulations.

This integrated system board achieves the highest reliability and is based on an ATX-2.2 form factor. Some of the features included are: integrated dual channel PCI IDE, integrated floppy controller, integrated high speed I/O, Universal Serial Bus, on-board PS/2 mouse connector, and optional System Management.

Flexibility and expandability have been considered when designing the Tiger 100. With I/O and drive controller support built on, the Tiger 100 allows many upgrade paths not found on other boards. With four 168-pin DIMM sockets, the Tiger 100 can provide a very flexible memory configuration of up to 1 GB SPD SDRAM or SDRAM+ECC in addition to the new 100 MHz SDRAMs (PC100 memory required for 100 MHz operation)

CPUs Supported Single or Dual Pentium II 233-450+,  
With 1/8/99 Bios: single Celeron (A)300-366 and single or dual Pentium III 450/500
Clock Multipliers
(Jumpers)
Documented:  3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 
Undocumented:  2.0, 2.5, 3.0 
Bus Speeds 66.8, 68.5, 75, 83.3, 100, 103, 112Mhz
CPU voltage settings Auto detect
System Memory Four 168-pin DIMM sockets supporting SDRAM, 1024 MB max. (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 MB), SPD and ECC support
Expansion Slots 1 32-bit AGP, 5 PCI, 2 ISA 
(All Full length)
Internal/External I/O
  • Supports up to two 2.88MB floppies
  • Ultra DMA/33 IDE supports up to 4 devices
  • Two built-in external USB connectors
  • Two 16550 fast UART serial ports
  • Built-in Standard/ECP/EPP parallel port
  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors
  • Infrared port header (not external)
Form Factor ATX:    12 inches x 9.8 inches
Miscellaneous
  • AMI Plug and Play BIOS
  • Motherboard CPU temp, CPU fan speed, and voltages monitoring
  • Year 2000 compliant
Boot Options First Drive: Any + Network 
Second Drive: Any 
Third Drive: Any (Except SCSI) 
(Any = Floppy, Hard Drives, CD-ROM, SCSI)
  
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ADAPTEC AHA-2940 screen capture and startup screenviews
Tyan Tiger100  SCSI    Tyan Tiger 100 Startup Screenview   Tyan Tiger 100 Startup Screenview


Acer V173 17" Flat Screen

 

Asus VB195 19" Flat Screen


Adaptec web site for ADA 2949 UW

Accessing Your SCSI

DirectX 8.0
DirectX Update

W98 Drivers for ATI Rage  Right click to download.

W98 Driver for AHA-2940 UW  Right click to download.

KORG 1212IO v2.0  Right click to download.

Korg1212IO v1.1  Right click to download.

External connections

MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV
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SOFTWARE
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Samplitude Studio 4.0
Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.3
Midi Quest 9.1
Unisyn 1.5

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See the MIDI Studio Schematic
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Go to My Recording Studio Page

Where to Get Wide Ultra 68 Pin SCSI Dives?

Parallel SCSI

Interface Alternative
names
Specification
document[8]
Connector Width
(bits)
Clock[9] Maximum Electrical
Bandwidth (MB/s)[10] Bandwidth (Mbit/s)[11] Length
(single ended)[12]
Length LVD[13] Length HVD Devices[14] Impedance [Ω] Voltage [V]
SCSI-1 Narrow SCSI SCSI-1 (1986)[15] IDC50; Centronics C50 8 5 MHz 5 MB/s 40 Mbit/s 6 m NA 25m 8 SE 90 ± 6 Ω[16] 5
Fast SCSI SCSI-2 (1994) IDC50; Centronics C50 8 10 MHz 10 MB/s 80 Mbit/s 3 m NA 25m 8 SE 90 ± 6 Ω[16] 5
Fast-Wide SCSI SCSI-2;
SCSI-3 SPI (1996)[15]
2 x 50-pin (SCSI-2);
1 x 68-pin (SCSI-3)
16 10 MHz 20 MB/s 160 Mbit/s 3 m NA 25m 16 SE 90 ± 6 Ω[16] 5
Ultra SCSI Fast-20 SCSI-3 SPI[15] IDC50 8 20 MHz 20 MB/s 160 Mbit/s 1.5 m NA 25m 8 SE 90 ± 6 Ω[16] 5
3 m NA NA 4
Ultra Wide SCSI SCSI-3 SPI[15] 68-pin 16 20 MHz 40 MB/s 320 Mbit/s NA NA 25m 16 SE 90 ± 6 Ω[16] 5
1.5 m NA NA 8
3 m NA NA 4
Ultra2 SCSI Fast-40 SCSI-3 SPI-2 (1997) 50-pin 8 40 MHz 40 MB/s 320 Mbit/s NA 12m 25m 8 LVD 125 ± 10 Ω[16]
Ultra2 Wide SCSI SCSI-3 SPI-2 68-pin; 80-pin (SCA/SCA-2) 16 40 MHz 80 MB/s 640 Mbit/s NA 12m 25m 16 LVD 125 ± 10 Ω[16]
Ultra3 SCSI Ultra-160; Fast-80 wide SCSI-3 SPI-3 (1999)[15] 68-pin; 80-pin (SCA/SCA-2) 16 40 MHz DDR 160 MB/s 1280 Mbit/s NA 12m NA 16 LVD 125 ± 10 Ω[16]
Ultra-320 SCSI Ultra-4; Fast-160 SCSI-3 SPI-4 (2002)[15] 68-pin; 80-pin (SCA/SCA-2) 16 80 MHz DDR 320 MB/s 2560 Mbit/s NA 12m NA 16 LVD 125 ± 10 Ω[16]
Ultra-640 SCSI Ultra-5 SCSI-3 SPI-5 (2003) 68-pin; 80-pin 16 160 MHz DDR 640 MB/s 5120 Mbit/s 16
Seagate ST19171W, Seagate ST1917M Manual, Burned out after 13 years. Where it now sits is on the window sill with the cover off.


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