Re: chip choice Is driving me crazy –
Well actually, since you have a v10, you might need a DMS3 v9 which does not have an onboard clock unlike the DMS3 v2. I think the DMS3 v2 will work on a GH-026 mobo though. But IMO stability problems with the DMS3 are more due to the installation quality and not the clock design. So you shouldn't be worried about that.
Originally posted by henboard
With the range of modchips out there i dont know what to get.
I have a v10 (gh026) mobo, silver PAL Ps2.
Initially i was gonna get a magicV because i had a magic3 in my old ps2 and it worked fine.
then i thought about gettin a dms3, i thought it might have been a bit more stable because of the onboard clock thing.
now im thinkin of gettin a matrix mxl2, because theres less solder points and the chip sleeps after booting, but judging by the official matrix website the matrix company looks a bit dodgy.
somebody please put me out of my misery and tell me which chip to get and a reliable, safe sight to get it from before i go mad!!
I don't think the Magics are good, the Magic 3.1 is known to be buggy. But they're cheap though, I guess you get what you pay for.
I've heard good things about the MXL2, by now I think it's a safe bet to go with it, it's gone through sufficient testing. And yes, they should be easier to install as there are fewer wires. But this shouldn't matter if you decide to have a pro install it for you.
My advise is to go with the most stable chips whether they're a bit more expensive or harder to install, if everything's done right you'll only have to pay once, it's a small price to pay for saving you all the headaches later on.
PS2 v5 NTSC U/C SCPH-30001R GH-015 w/Matrix Infinity