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HOWTO Determin the fake Matrix Infinity modchip?
HOWTO Determin the fake Matrix Infinity modchip? –
I bought PS2 console this weekend with the "Matrix Infinity" modchip inside.
It says Infinity 1.4 and Playstation 2 above. I wanted to update the firmware up to v. 1.75 but during the process got 0% of proccess. Although i have tried it only once. So now i'm eager to know if i have the original or the fake modchip. I must say that local store gives 6 mnths of warranty so i can't open it and see.
Alsi I've read that the problems of updating also have some other honest PS2-Scene visitors.
Needless to say that at this point everything works good except of poor DVD-9R compatibility witch is natural to v.1.4 firmware. Except of updating prob I have no other complains.
1. May be there are also some sort of testing utils and other stuf like this onef?
2. Is there any way to determine if I have the fake or original.
open up the ps2 and look at the chip
I can't open it because of the waranty that covers the "workability" but not the originality of the modchip. And perhaps i would never open it up cause it's a bit complicated
if u cant update it then its more than likely fake.
But aren't fake modchips crappy?
Almost any cheap modchip will do the job (boot backups) these days.
But you get poor boot rates, problems with various things (like Dual Layer support) and the biggy, you can't upgrade them.
If you just want to put burnt games in your PS2 and have it boot them (mostly), then be happy with what you have. If you want all the optional extras good modchips have, plus "futureproofing" via upgradable firmware etc, get a good chip put in.
correct me if i'm wrong but matrix didnt release a 1.4 firmware it was 1.36,so the way i see it is if it shows 1.4 on the screen then its a clone ?
if the store sold it to you as an original or if they claim it is original, take it back and ask them to update it for you.
either they will and its original
or they will make some excuse why they cant and you will know its clone
The price for my console was 230$ the retail price of non-patched PS2 is around 170. So there're only 60 of difference. I don't think that it is possible to buy MI for 45$, install it and sell with a 15$ worth. So it's definately a clone. Frankly speaking i wouldn't buy it if it was more expensive cause i have no time for playing.
Since yourMatrix team defaults the advanced eatures, like dvd9 support, to OFF. this is done for a reason. if you try to enable advanced features on a clone, it will usually kill the chip.
If it was sold to you with dvd9 support disabled, it's most likely a clone. if it were the real thing, the instaler woudl have enabled dvd9 support.