Squall Posted January 16, 2019 Share Posted January 16, 2019 The Wireless will work perfectly for days and then next time you boot up the computer, randomly it can’t find the headset, so you reboot the headset over and over - no effect. Then I restart the computer. Then it will work but there will be this constant “pulsing” of pixelation and jittering when you move your head making it unplayable. Here’s a video showing it alternate from pixelated to clear constantly in Skyrim: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11NSVWgBxxnkk9Zd2uFsnvipyC4CsXlzZ/view?usp=sharing I could not capture the jitter (when moving head back and forth) on the camera. Might have to see both screens simultaneously to notice that. Please keep in mind, that I can supersample 180 - 200% with absolutely no slowdown whatsoever when this issue isn’t happening. The system is capable of playing games perfectly at 200% supersampling and has for hours and hours. Now, when this issue happens, it doesn’t make any difference if you set the supersampling back to 100%. The CPU only goes to 40% and the GPU only goes to 60 - 80% during this. It never maxes out. Again, keep in mind, the system can work perfectly at 200% supersampling. Somehow, it starting working again each time it has done this. What did I do to fix it? The first few times, it seemed that switching to a new PCIe slot made it work again. It was in a 16x to start, then the next time it worked perfectly in a 1x, then I switched again and again. (It makes no difference what type of PCIe slot). Later on, when this happened again, it seemed that rebooting without the card, then rebooting with the card back in allowed it to work again. I don’t know what fixed it. I’ve switched PCI slots, I’ve confirmed the PCIe slots run at Gen 3 speed. I have no other PCI cards in except the nvidia 1080i. All the obvious stuff like distance, clear view of transmitter, etc is all fine. Remember, it’s been working perfectly at 200% supersampling for days and days, then it will have the issue, then somehow it works again (after many reboots, changing pci slots, sometimes giving up and coming back a few days later and then it just works or maybe not still). It appears to be software related because it works perfectly for days and then the next day back to the issue. There is nothing else running. The CPU is at 40%. GPU only goes to 60-80% when using the wireless adapter. I have 64MB ram. Even AVG and the Windows Indexing Service is off. There’s nothing else causing a load on the system. The headset can be cool or warm - doesn’t change anything. It’s the most pixelated in Steam Home. Much less in Skyrim. And none in the white room. Video shows it’s constantly crisp and not pixelated in the white room: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zUUQf0XttVsMj_OY6HPF3pB2dFjqTeFR/view?usp=sharing The best I can describe it is pulsing pixelation - it’s perfectly clear one second, then pixelated the next second, then clear, pixelated - back and forth. Please, before you respond - remember, it has worked perfectly at the highest graphic settings and 200% supersampling on wireless. It’s not a hardware limitation. It has worked GREAT. It then randomly stops and gets pixelated. I don't’ run anything else on this computer. It’s build for Steam VR. It’s a brand new, clean computer. When this “pulsing pixelation” happens, the little graph in the Vive Setting screen shows consistent purple spikes. Here’s a screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/tr364gsjDLQi When it’s working normally, there’s no purple spikes. What can I test for you to narrow this down? I’ve spent 15 - 20 hours troubleshooting this specific issue. Tonight I’ve spend 3 hours and cannot get it to behave normally again. Some more of the things I’ve tried: Updated nvidia drivers Tried SteamVR BETA. Using 1.27 Disabled anything else the computer doesn’t need to run SteamVR Reinstalled Vive Wireless app Reinstalled regular Vive install Moved to a PCI slot closer to graphic card. Sometimes moving it from the 16x to the 1x made it work again. It’s got to be something with the software getting hung up. It’s worked perfectly before these changes also. But when it gets stuck in this behavior, I try these things to try to kick it back into gear. Currently, I can’t get it back to normal. Please help. I’ve read other people’s blogs and posts who have a the same problem and no one has fixed it. People are returning or selling their headsets because it of it. I know my computer can run it - just need to figure out why some days it randomly stops working right. Thank you in advance. Specs: Intel i7-9700K MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Corsair H100i Pro 240mm Cooler Seasonic 750w Gold PSU Gskill TridentZ 64 GB DDR4 3200 MSI 1080ti Gaming X Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB Windows 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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