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ChipMod h20 Pro or DMS 4 PRO or PS2 Matrix Infinity Mod Chip

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by Orishun, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Orishun

    Orishun Member

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    Well i have a soft mod right now. The slide tool and Swap Magic 3.6 It works great but i still am a bit annoyed about switching the disks. I know i shouldn't complain but hey i can.

    Any who i read most of the posts on the PS2 chips and i really dont know which one to go with. I would be using modchip.ca since that is where i got my softmod.

    What would you recommend and why? Whats going to be the most reliable chip that doesnt cause any problems?
     
  2. BigDK

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    I use the matrix infinity, its a solid chip boots any game I load on cd and dvd. If you want to play online with an original you can disable the chip on bootup.
    If you want to play backup games online you will need a crystal chip, but I've never used one.
     
  3. Orishun

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    Well i dont plan on going online anytime soon. So I might just go with the Matrix chip.
     
  4. rickyricc

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    I bought a premodded PS2 off Xmodd.com for about $300 with a DMS pro 4 init and i have to say it is supurb. I have had no probs with it so far and u can easily disable the chip if u want to play original games online etc..

    I would highly recommend the DMS pro 4!!
     
  5. Orishun

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    Bah I really dont know what to go with.....*sighs* so many decisions.
     
  6. BigDK

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    The guy that fitted mine, couldn't recommend the dmm4 or matrix over each other, as they are both about as good a chip as you can get.
    The only difference between these and the crystal is the online playing of backups.
    Which ever you go with you won't be dissapointed I'm sure.
    I certainly know that updating the matrix is very easy, just burn new image to cd and start up and use update screen prompts, the dmm4 is probably similar but never used it.
     
  7. Tokijin

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    It depends what features are important to you. The DMS 4 Pro SE is a little more feature packed than the Matrix Infinity, The MI is probably a little more reliable and easier to use. You won't go wrong either way. Read the Modchip FAQ link in my sig.
     
  8. spedmetal

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    You couldnt be more right about that. The MI and the CC are much more stable then the DMS chips. However the MI and CC with the use of the many different "free" homebrew apps out now are just as powerful as the DMS4 Pro. The DMS4 Pro just has them all wrapped up in one utility.
     
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    Yeah that's what I've heard about DMS chips, they're picky with older mobo's, and the code is always crashing. The main "features" I was referring to were Team Toxic's HD Loader program, and the ability to boot elfs right off the chip, rather than the MC. Does the CC still not support cheat devices?
     
  10. spedmetal

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    I have never considered that a big advantage, what are the drawbacks of booting HDL from the memory card? Also the MI has Dev2 mod which will allow you to install HDL directly to your PS2's HDD which has more then enough room for any apps or files you would like to use.

    Yeah that is still an issue. However most people do not care because using cheat devices for most people is not a necessity.
     
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    Yes I'm well aware of the MI's capabilities. It is a minor inconvenience to have to download HD Advance/HD Loader, then FTP your PS2 or burn them to disc and install them with Infinity Manager. From what I've read, Team Toxic's HD Loader program has fewer compatibility issues than the HD Loader or HD Advance. It's also updated more often. I don't have a DMS 4, but I know several people that do, and to a man they all say it's better than HD Advance/HD Loader. That and the integration of cheats right into Toxic OS may be attractive to some users. In general I agree with you, the MI is on par with the DMS 4, and the CC isn't far behind.
     
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  12. Orishun

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    Would any of them be able to work with Action Replay? That is my main issue.
     
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    Yes. The DMS 4 SE Pro and Matrix Infinity support cheat devices like ARMAX, Code Breaker, and Game Shark. The Crystal Chip 1.1 does not.
     
  14. Orishun

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    Well then its down to DMS or the Matrix. I am going to use Modchip.ca since i live close to them and see what they have to say. From what I hear from you guys, updating the Matrix modchip is a bit eaiser.

    Im a simple guy, and im a techie....heh kinda funny.
     
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    not really anything to do with the original question... but you guys seem to know what your talking about... i bought a ps2 with the messiah 2 chip... how does this chip rate against the newer ones like DMS pro 4? Also, sometimes it will not load 'back-ups'... is this a problem common to the messiah 2 chip?... Also, am i able to put a dms pro 4 chip on... if it worth my while that is... thanks
     
  16. Orishun

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    Ive decided to go for the MI chip. It was a hard choice and thats what Im going to do. Thank you guys for all your help.
     
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    Good choice, lets us know what you think when its running.
     
  18. Orishun

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    Dont worry i am getting it installed on Monday (tomorrow) i will bring some backups and let you know how it goes.
     
  19. Tokijin

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    The Messiah is a POS chip compared to the DMS 4 and MI. The Ghost 2 chip is based on the old messiah code. It's supposed to be okay, but I don't know any modder that would bother with it over the three already mentioned here. There's no reason to use that chip, the H20 chip or any other one over the MI, DMS 4, CC. The 02 chip is a nice chip, but it's currently only available for PAL PS2's. Nice choice on the MI. That's what I have, you won't be sorry. It's a fantastic chip, never had any issues with it.
     
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  20. Orishun

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    Just a side question...is it true that the chip in time damages the system? Or is that just a myth?
     

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