Octapus 3D full review!!!
First off i would like to thank the Octapus 3D manufactures for sending me this nifty little chip. Also for giving credit to the Ice Team of Ps2-scene.org and not stealing the code and claming it as their own, un like the low quality makers of (Ripper,Duo,Duo2,Duo2se,Excaliber,Neo12,NeoBright, Apple,Apple70k,Apple75K+,M7pro,Magic Pro,Mini50K,Hit,88mod,Rambus,And countless other china clones) The Octapus is on a super cool Flex PCB & manufactured at the highest quality i have ever seen for SX based chips.
Installed on V14 Ntsc console. Boot rate is far better then H20 at 99%. Tare down, Prep and Installation in under 1 hr. Love the Flex pcb & the quick solder bios points real time saver. Any noob to installing chips taking their time will have no problems, Almost as e-z as an x-box installs With the exemption of installs on V0-4 for noob's. Great Price Vs. (DMS4,Crystal,Matrix) If i wanted to buy a low priced chip this is the one, Other low end chips are Crap Quality Clones of Matrix or using old out dated Ice code. Dev mode works just as good as ice final and looks great with Icemanager installed
Ps One Games CD- 124 Originals boot, 124 backups boot
Ps2 USA Games DVD/CD- 138 Originals (dvd-9.GOW,GT4), 138 Backups (DL toxic patched GT4..)
Ps2 Jap Games DVD/CD- 482 Originals , 453 Backups** (19 on bad quality Hk Press, backed up originals to dvd-r & cd-r worked fine)
Props go out to...
Ice Team - All the great Code you guys have been working on. I have had the pleasure of installing countless numbers of sx28ac/dp chips with top quality code.
Octapus 3D- for the sample
<G> / China Magic- For giving the Magic code to the Ice team . With out it ice would never be this great.
John Doe- for finding & buying a V14 just to receive the Octopus installed, & for letting me play in your house with all your games and drinking all your beer. I know your going to be happy when you finally come back.