I have an I7 4770 with 20GB of RAM. I know my video card needs to be replaced and have a 1070 coming but when I run the Steam VR test is states my CPU does not pass??
Help before I go spend MORE money please!
Im going to say your CPU is good enough if running at full/correct speed. That processor is more than capable of running the vive and software.
Make sure your CPU isnt over heating and being throttled?
I use CPUID to see what the computer is actually running at, and then HWMonitor to see my temps. Both are downloaded for free from that site.
EDIT: Also make sure your running the test on a fresh reboot and nothing is running taking up CPU usage in the background.