Will fit Standard (old style) and LCD boards (LCD features ARE supported.)
ACE support built in. Compatible with ICD's PDS! Trigger Programmable Firing Modes. NPPL Legal Semi Only Chips Available. ROF up to 20bps. Drop in installation.
The Vapor Works Chaos Chip is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
ICD Tourny chip (26 bps. with PDS support and firing modes)
2K2 ICD BM2K with PDS and freak barrel system
ICD Tourny Chip vs Chaos Blue.
I would like to say thanks to both ICD and Goldie for supplying their respected chips for these tests. The test is being preformed on a new B2K with PDS, less than one month old. I will be comparing both chips to the stock chip used in a B2k that is about a year old. This will be my reference for improvement. Bench tests will be preformed with the PDS turned off and with no paint in the marker.
ICD Bench test.
Suggested MSRP $25
Purchased from: ICD
Tourney compliant: Yes
Firing modes: Semi, 3 and 6 Round burst, Reactive trigger, Full auto
BPS: 26 (per conversation with ICD tech)
The upgraded software is quite easy to notice, as soon as you pull the trigger. The rhythm I previously had to keep on my stock B2K, to achieve higher rates of fire, is not as prevalent on this chip. The chip seems to offer a decent rate of fire in comparison to the stock chip. It won’t allow the marker to cycle if the PDS doesn’t see paint. Although I have not used any paint at this point I would guess the fire rate I am achieving with this chip to be around the 12 bps area. When compared to the stock B2k I have seen an increase of 3-4 bps.
Some people seem to be able to rip on the stock chip with no problems. I have found it to have a very odd rhythm to it which is turn causes me to have more trigger pulls than shots fired. The upgraded chip seems to have limited the missed trigger pulls, but there are still some that are missed.
When pulling the trigger I have found that the upgrade chip, while in semi mod, will fire like it is in the reactive mod. This doesn’t happen all the time and it maybe coming for a little side to side play of the trigger, causing the marker to see an extra trigger pull. It can be sweet spotted to get that extra two or three balls in the air, however the sweet spot seems to be a little slow. It will not continuously allow the marker to cycle, but rather fire two or three shots before falling out of the sweet spot.
Stay tuned for field tests.
Chaos Max (Blue chip)
Purchased from: www.vaporworks.net
Tourney compliant: Yes
Firing modes: Semi, 3 and 6 Round burst, Reactive trigger, Full auto
BPS: 6-18 w/o PDS, Unlimited with PDS
Vapor Works has been supplying the bushy community with a great product for several years now. The people over at Vapor Works are much like a fine whine. They only seem to get better with age.
I previously had a Chaos chip for my Gen1 bushy. I must say it was an awesome upgrade for the marker. This was about two years ago and I can say that I am still very pleased with their product today.
For anyone that is making the switch to a Chaos chips, do yourself a favor, go to Radio Shack and buy a cheap pair of IC pullers. Make sure you put them in a safe place when you are done. You won’t want to lose them. If you ever decide to sell your bushy and get a new one, you will want to remove the Chaos chip and reinstall the stock chip.
To install the Chaos simply open the left side of the grip frame and remove the 18 pin chip in the smart socket. Take note of the tab on the chip before removing it. This indicates where pin one is located on the board layout. It is extremely important to install the new Chaos chip with the tab in the same direction as the stock chip. If you fail to do this you run the chance of damaging your chip. Line up all pins one side of the chip. Gently push the chip down and towards the side that you lined the pins up on. While you pushing down make sure the all pins are going to make it into their proper holes. With all pins aligned push the chip into the socket. Make sure to press the chip until it comes to rest solid in the socket.
The initial impression was very upsetting. With the Chaos installed the gun wasn’t firing, but rather coughing. A little checkup of the chip showed that it wasn’t completely seated in the socket, where is my sign? Pushing down on the chip a little harder it came to rest in the socket and was ready for testing.
Firing the marker was a pure joy. The switch setting had the marker limited to 12 bps. Adjusting the switches to unlimited allowed for hours of amusement. The firing rate of the marker was being gawked at by all in the shop. The marker must have been passed around the room at least 5 different times for everyone to get their turn on the trigger. For comparison I pulled out my Iron Man Adrenalin Angel 2K1 LCD.
I have the trigger set, in my opinion, set perfect. Anyone that picks this marker up can go right to firing strings of 13 bps with ease. We now passed the Angel around. Everyone took their turn. Most comments where, “The Bushy firers faster than the angel!” It was easy to see that the rhythm method, no pun intended, used on the ICD chip was no longer necessary on the Chaos chip. Each trigger pull registered into a shot. While shooting the marker it was noticed the sweet spot was very active. Several people where able to get into the sweet spot and hold it. While in the sweet spot, it is hard to say how many shots the marker was achieving. The normal pop sound was almost a constant ringing sound.
One small concern, with the Chaos, is with the PDS operation. The Chaos chip allows the marker to fire without the PDS seeing a ball. There is a delay setting for the chip to make the marker pause for 4 or 8 ms, if no paint is detected in this time frame the marker will cycle once.
With the bench testing done we will be heading to the field Sunday for some field testing. I am sure the marker will be passed around all that are there and we will try to get some video of people thoughts on the Chaos vs. ICD Tourney chip.
Testing was done with B2K with PDS. The PDS was left on during all testes. To test the PDS system we choose to use a standard 200 round viewloader hopper. The marker was set to the highest bps it could achieve with the chip that was installed. A person was given the marker and would play one game with the Standard hopper and one game with an upgrade 12 volt revy. Comments were recorded after each game. Each person was asked to make comparisons to their bushy. All players used in the test ran stock bushmasters with the exception of one person. There upgrades included the high pressure reg and bolt. Everything else was stock on their marker.
ICD Tourney Chip
Non agitated hopper
Several reported the chip was skipping shots, however they commented that it wasn’t skipping near as many as their stock chip. They thought it worked much better than the stock chip. Most seemed to think the valve of the chip was worth $25. They liked the fact the marker wouldn’t fire without seeing any paint. Some people were caught a little off guard when the marker wouldn’t fire, but quickly learned to shake the marker.
The reports of skipped shots were few and far between when the agitated hopper was used. All users felt the chip was a good upgrade when used in conjunction with the agitated hopper. Most felt the skipped shots reported where due to the hopper.
This chip proved to be worth the $25 spent. People shooting the upgraded chip found it much easier to achieve higher rates of fire with it vs. the stock B2K chip. There where no breaks or chops while using the ICD Tourney chip.
Chaos Max Blue chip
Non agitated hopper
Shot delays were reported on this chip with the non agitated hopper. Several stated when they could fire the marker like it was in a 3 round burst mode, they would then have to shake the marker to get the next set of balls loaded. Several people stated the marker would fire without any paint in the breech. After cycling one time they said they usually had paint the next shot. There were 5 chopped balls while using the Chaos chip. Two of these chops came in the same game, one right after the other. It is possible the second break was a barrel break caused from the first ball being chopped.
Most using the Chaos chip stated they felt they would be impressed with the chip once they got the chance to use it with a revy. Several stated they felt the chip was well worth the $49.95 even without testing it with a revy.
Two people where out firing the revy. These were the only reports of delayed shots. Most that used the marker couldn’t believe the firing rate they were achieving with the Chaos chip in the marker. Those that didn’t out fire the revy commented they would be making a purchase of this chip in the very near future.
With two people out shooting the revy we had 3 ball breaks, again two of these came back to back. These two people also had breaks on the non agitated hopper as well. The same person with multiple breaks on the non agitated hopper had multiple breaks on the agitated hopper as well. Even though these two both had breaks they felt the chip was well worth the cost.
Halo A hopper
Seeing as the revy was being out shot, we wanted to try the same test with a Halo A to see if we could reduce the breaks with a faster hopper. We asked the two lightning finger guys to give it another try with the Halo, both where very pleased. Neither reported a break while using the hopper. One guy was even able to get on the sweet spot of the trigger and hold it there. He, I am guessing here, shot 25 rounds or better at one bunker before ducking back into his bunker. After the game was over he came over with the biggest smile I have ever seen and told me “Order it! I need it here by this Friday!”
No one that used the chip with the agitated hopper had any complaints. Even both guys that had breaks felt it was caused by sweet spotting the trigger. Several players wanted to check the bushy out and make sure it wasn’t in some kind of firing mode because of the high rates of fire that were being achieved with the Chaos.
Out of five people that took part in this test only one said he wouldn’t be purchasing this chip in the very near future. When asked why smiling he responded with, “I can’t control myself. I would be out of paint in two games with that chip!” I do believe he will be the second person to order this chip.
My thoughts are either chip will be a good upgrade, but the Chaos for an additional $24.95 will be the best upgrade of the two. If someone is looking to go the cheap route and use the ICD chip they won’t be disappointed, but for a little less than twice the price you will get twice the product.
I will be placing my order for 2 more Chaos chips without PDS support within the week. I recommend anyone that has a bushy do the same. I don’t think you will find a better upgrade for your marker.
Thanks to: Sam from Vapor Works and Steve from ICD for supplying us with these chips.
Bushmaster B2K LCD with:
Shocktech Supa Fly Bolt,
Vapor works Chaos Chip,
Dye Sticky Grip,
Evo II hopper (egg),
Nitro Duck 68 ci/300psi.
1. Very fast!!!
2. No Skipping shots
3. Cheap for the performance it gives
1. Fragile----The only reason I put that it is fragile is because when you put it in you need to be careful to not bend the pins that go into the board. If you are not careful you may end up having to buy a new chip, or having to sauder the pins back on.
1. Very Fast!!!!------This chip is AWESOME!!!!! It is capable of shooting UNLIMITED BPS!!!!! The stock chip only allows you to shoot 13 BPS. When I was shooting it the other day I found out that you can actually sweet spot the bushy now!!!!! With the old chip it was near impossible to sweet spot it because of the problem of the chip not seeing shots so it would not fire them and skip. When shooting it I found out that instead of shooting about 7-9 BPS with the old chip, I could shoot 13-17 BPS!!! EXTREMELY fast for what I was used to with the stock chip. I can outshoot my evo II hopper now!!!!!!
2. Does not skip shots-----I told you earlier that the old chip skipped shots thus not allowing me to shoot the 13 BPS it says it can fire. This is DEFINITELY not a problem with this chip. It acknowledges every shot I was shooting thus allowing me to shoot 13-17 BPS (It would let me shoot faster than this if my fingers could move quicker)
3. It is very cheap for the performance it gives------well, I got my chaos chip for $30!!!! At all the sites I looked at it was $50, but no matter if you can find it for $30 or $50 it is the best upgrade for a bushy because most upgrades that help in performance for the bushmaster are in the $75-$100.
This is the best chip EVER!!!!!! this should be the first upgrade you should look for for a bushy besides a new barrel and you will definitely need either and evo II or a HaloB to keep up with this AWESOME chip!!! One thing though that I found out about this chip that I don't like so much is that when you hold the trigger before you turn it on and then leave it down while you turn it on, it cycles through the different modes of firing. I like the stock chip in that regards. When you do the same thing with the stock chip, it doesn't do anything until you let go then it starts the time immediately which is easier to start a tourney game when you are a back player and need to know the exact time during the game and needing to come out firing right at games on and when you can't use different modes of firing. BUT, if you play woods ball with it and there are no rules as to modes of fire this works great so you don't have to take the grip apart to get into the board to change the modes of firing.
Here are my means of scoring:
Starting score =10
Very fast = +1
no skipping shots = +1
cheap price = +1
fragility = -1
the changing modes when holding the trigger down(bad for me-a back player-) = -1
ending score = 11
highest rating that can be given is a 10 so I guess I have to give it a 10
Very great chip BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 8:13 pm PST
2002 bushmaster b2k, 10" j&j 2-piece barrel, chaos chip, venturi bolt, macdev sonic grip frame, rikochete hopper, pure energy 3000 68 cu
Its So fast, at a great price, and its a ease to put in
Nothing other than having to buy a $10 IC removal tool
I got home from school, and there it was, a small package on the front door. I rushed in and riped it open to find a very tiny but very powerful micro chip. It was all I could do to get my grip panel and wiring harness off fast enough. With a little force and bending of the pins I placed it in ( takes about 5 min. TOPS). Put my grip and wiring harness back on and fired up my marker. The results were mind bogling, This thing is so fast, With my stock chip I couldn't keep any rythem so I orderd a whole new grip frame and it turns out it was just the chip. I think I can spray ropes of 15 bps with this thing on semi auto. The LED looks almost at a constant off ( means the gun is firing). I recommend this to anyone who wants the maximum performance out of their bushmaster. For the price its the best upgrade today....Scratch that....its the best upgrade even if it cost $200. GET IT!!!
Get it, everyone will want to shoot your gun, they will be selling their cockers and angels just to get a bushy and this chip. My bushy decimates all now that I have the chip.
- VERY FAST. I was outshooting my eggy right when I put it in.
This chip is AMAZING! I wuz outshooting my eggy right when I installed it. It can go from 4 to 20 bps, which is CRAZY. It is simple to put in, and comes with everything you need. Even my little brother who just got his b2k2 installed it on his own. Overall, this is a GREAT chip... and for only like $40, I wish I upgraded to this first!
GREAT CHIP! GO BUY IT! www.vaporworks.net
ITS AMAZINGLY FAST!! EASY TO WALK THE TRIGGER!!!
Bushy b2k 2000, chaos chip, vapor bolt, wgp grip, dye xcel 14'', pmi perfect drop, halo b, air america 68/3000
-None I have found, maybe need a faster hopper
This is a GREAT buy for any b2k owner (bko owners aswell). You will get tons of comments on your gun with this chip, it will blow your mind and everyone elses. I have been offered a Nightcast and a tricked Impulse for trades on this. I can hit around 18bps steady with this chip, it is a cheap and awsome upgrade for a bushy maybe the best. If you purchase this chip you will be much happier with your gun and much more proud.
This is the best upgrade for a Bushy that money can buy. If you want to upgrade your bushy BUY THIS PRODUCT. Anything Vaporworks is good, and this chip is no acception. I give this product a 10 if there was an 11 it would easily get that.
gen 7 b2k:
zenitram 15 deg asa w/ aka sidewinder
macdev lowrise w/ TE software halo
02 macdev lpr
04 shocktech bolt
chaos blue chip
i dont have much to add on what has already been said.
i have the semi only, and im not sure why anyone would get the other.
you can lay strings so tight.
there isnt any reason to get the non tourney chip.
you can set the dwell so it bounces like a lawn mower or so it doesnt bounce at all.
at $30, you get this right after you get your halo
the only problem i have had-
when you first turn it on it wants to shoot two shots.
then it wont do it again (until you turn it off)
im set at ULbps w/10ms dwell w/6 ms eye dwell
if another setting doesnt do this, i will fix the review
Edit: Sent into Vapor Works. They replaced the chip without any grief or cost. It rips without any bounce now. Though the bounce is there is I want it. ;)
as it wants to shoot two shots every time i turn it on, it is not perfect.
however, i was on the market for a dm4 or angel
Edit: Vaporworks fixed it. It does everything it is supposed to. Up from 9 to 10.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 5th, 2005 at 10:01 am PST
well, stock chip, but nothin really the same as far as upgrades
red 5th gen bushy
red sp twister feed
*vapor chaos max chip*
st 04 supafly
palmer fatty stabailizer
j&j edge kit with red 12" tip
black halo b with *z-code*
clear eggy 2 with *z-board*
aci bulldog 2 68/45
black 32* drop/on off asa
my version of a real trigger job...
no skipped shots
well, unless youre tha guy gettin roped on... none
I was able to rip on tha stock chip, and before i got the halo or the z board fer my eggy, i chopped with my eggy set all tha way up with fresh batteries. After i put this chip in, i set in semi without the trig select fire, at unlimited bps (or without pds i think its 20), went to tha field and with my stock chip i had the trig set super close... well the bounce and everything with this chip forced me to re set the trig... or else it went into self fire full auto if i did so much as graze tha trig... well, after the 2nd weekend uf being unable to resist rippin with it... i bought myself a halo with z code, went out, ran some tc pro through it, and i was amazed, alls i can say is HALO OWNERS make sure you have more than enough paint to fill the drive train and fresh batteries, or else you will chop!
i used a full halo's worth of paint with like 2 chops (after i reset my trig) in under 10 sec... thats around 18 to 19 bps folks! this chip will cause EXTREMEtrigger happiness to all users, both back man and front guy (me)... i tell you, theres no etter feeling than sendin out ropes from the 50 and havin 10 shots in the air before they even realize where they are comin from... by which time they are walkin to the dead box... a back mans worst mightmare is a little half pint in the 50 shootin 20 bps at him (without fannin tha trig....walkin is tha only way...) with only 50 dollars worth of upgrdes! of course i have more but that happens when you want to enhance your bushy's performance 10 fold...
the BEST upgrade ever made for a bushy, not necesarily this specific chip (i hear tha blastermax is a little better as far as pds support) but anything remotely close to transforming your bushy for this much $$$
2001 B2K Bushmaster(12" Freak barrel w/ red tip, 12V revy & HALO B, red Palmers Stabilizer, Zenitram 45 trigger frame, Vaporworks Chaos chip, Vaporworks No-Rise, Vaporworks valve, Evil Sticky grips, Shocktech Stubby drop forward, and Centerflag 420 Hyperflow 68ci 4500psi)
Ultra fast, doesn't skip shots.
Needs a HALO B to keep up with it to prevent chopping balls.
Once I received the vaporworks chaos chip and installed it I was more than impressed. The rate of fire I was achieving was phenomenal. I have taken it out to the field twice now and have had great results. The first time I used the chip in my bushy I managed to chop a ball but discovered after a little testing that this was due to the bolt having swollen in size. After a quick bolt change I was back out and ripping up the field. The marker will now fire as fast as your fingers can walk the trigger provided you are using a HALO hopper.
At the end of the day I did a little test over the chrono to see if there was any shootdown. I shot the last 30-35 paintballs in the hopper in a hair over 2 seconds and the last ball clocked in at 272 fps. Pretty nice considering I had just chronoed it at 275 fps to start with.
This chip is definately worth the $50 price tag. My only recommendations are that you buy a HALO B, no-rise feedneck, and higher flow internals to minimize any shootdown.
B2K with vapor mod / vapor bolt / gladiator reg / and chaos chip
The chip is extremely fast., and pretty easy to install.
The product was out of stock when I ordered from Vaporworks.
I bought a Bushmaster because I loved the size and feel of the gun. After I got it home and aired it up I was not happy with the rate of fire. Even on the markers highest setting for rate of fire, it was slow. It took a lot of practice to get a rythym on the trigger. It seemed like the chip was missing trigger pulls. So I bought a Chaos chip from Paintball trader (Vaporworks) and installed it. I was absolutely blown away! I thought I was going to be dissapointed because I had heard so much hype about the chip. I didn't think it could live up to the expectations that I had. I was wrong. This chip is the fastest thing I have ever seen. After installing the chip, I set the BPS to 18 and was absolutely amazed. I knew I wouldn't be able to feed paint that fast, so I set the board to 9BPS and put on my halo B. The Halo couldn't keep up. I was chopping paint left and right. The trigger had a sweet spot so easy to hit that the marker was almost shooting full auto everytime I touched the trigger. I have had to change the trigger switch to a heavyer one just to slow the gun down. This chip is the most amazing upgrade I have seen for any gun in my six years of paintball. The only negetive thing I can say is that the chip may be too fast. If you are looking for speed, this chip will make your bushy shoot with ANYTHING on the field. Try it, and you too will be a believer.
This is the best upgrade available for the bushy.........period. Vaporworks has out done themselves.
Lets say you can walk 10bps...well now you can walk 16bps.
You will need PDS, SP Mod, or HALO B if you dont want to chop.
Installing is quick and easy. You just pull out the stock chip with and IC tool and push the other one down it. I love how you can mess with the dwell and pic your ROF. This chip take the BKO and Bushy to a whole new level. People wont believe their eyes.
People say its a little steep @ $50, but in my opinion its worth every penny. I used to rarely out shoot my egg, but now i out run it every 5 seconds. If you want the speed of a Timmy with equalizer for your Bushy...get the Chaos chip.