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Based closely on the nVidia reference design the V3800-TVR is an enormous graphics card.  The 0.25 micron die TNT2 chip, when run at the default 125MHz setting is cool as a cucumber however Asus knew that very few endusers would leave the card at its default settings and so included their Activi Cooling Fan that is powered from within the card itself.  More on tweaking later, suffice it to say that even pushing the card hard, the chip seemed untroubled by heat in any way.
I set the card up on both reference super7 systems using a clean install on Win98 without any difficulty whatsoever but introducing it onto my existing home PC brought about major frustration in getting the drivers to load correctly.  Asus' drivers disk installs the latest AGP.vxd for ALI, VIA and Intel based boards but you'll need to uninstall the older version first to avoid the problems I had.  The Asus drivers also include a reasonably deep control panel applet (apart from the Asus Tweaking Utility) that also puts a small icon in the system tray that offers a veritable plethora of screen res. and display property settings with a click of the mouse. These are great for quick changing the screen to match the application you want to run be it a game. spreadsheet or what have you.  

V3800-TVR and the Super7 System
I put the card in 5 different mainboards - 2 based on the VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset (EPoX EP-MVP3G-M, FIC VA-503+), 2 based on the ALI Aladdin V chipset (Iwill XA100 Plus, Gigabyte GA-5AX) and 1 based on Intel's BX chipset (EPoX EP-BX3) and on the whole I have to say that the card seemed to favor the Intel-based board. Although perfectly usable on the VIA chipset-based boards, you may get some screen tearing and a few artifacts when switching quickly between programs and every once in awhile the desktop icons would just go black for a second or two.  It did not however lock the system up the way it seemed to occasionally on the Aladdin V-based boards (especially in OpenGL applications). While I cannot in good conscience, not recommend the V3800-TVR, you do need to be aware that perfect stability on super7 systems may be down the road apiece.

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