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  1. HexStar

    HexStar Guest Thread Starter

    I was wondering, is it possible to overclock a PS2? If so, how do you do it?
     
  2. McTimson

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    It's *probably* possible to do it, I mean, you can even overclock graphing calculators, but I doubt that it's worth the risk...I mean, it wouldn't be like overclocking a computer, where you just change some BIOS settings, you would have to actually open up the PS2 and solder some new stuff in...but one wrong move could render the whole thing useless.
     
  3. zeddy

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    If you buy a PS2 you are buying a machine that is purpose built, with games that are built on its specs (not 10% "faster"). If you are interested in o/c'ing get a PC!
     
  4. McTimson

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    Yea, if you were to overclock it, it would probably mess up some games, they would run too fast, and they'd probably produce all sorts of errors...
     
  5. HexStar

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    True, but I think it would be fun to try just for the heck of it. Anyone know how?
     
  6. Rockn

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    You must be made of money....$500 iPod, overclock a $200 PS2

    You can't...the multipliers are locked. Try the mod chip installation insted, far more challenging.
     
  7. McTimson

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    For an even better challenge, why not try to overclock that iPod...
     
  8. Rockn

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    Put a bigger hard drive in it....or an external interface for a hard drive.
     
  9. McTimson

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    Put a color LCD monitor in, and a new video card, and get it to run some new game, all in the current size that it is now...now that would be an accomplishment.
     
  10. HexStar

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    Well, making it run a new game wouldn't be hard if 1 I knew what language the OS was made in, 2 could program in that language, and 3 could somehow upload the game onto the iPods HD. A new LCD monitor wouldn't be hard if I could spare to possibly lose an iPod since all you'd probably have to do is open the iPod unscrew and disconnect the LCD screen and replace it with the same model or compatible color LCD screen w/backlight. Now I'll pay someone $400 if they can replace an iPods current lcd screen with a color one.:)
     
  11. McTimson

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    ...A new game, like something that requires a graphics card...heck, let's say Half-Life 2. In order to do that, you'd also have to include a graphics card of some sort...so if you can figure out a way to get a GPU into there, then you're set.

    What you could do is install linux on it, I know that can be done, then install WineX, and then the game. Done and done. Easy as said.
     
  12. HexStar

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    Well, not nesicarrily. I think the processor would die with such a heavy load lol. Maby if it was possible to install a new mobile processor into the iPod then it would be possible to do.
     
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