Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

snackdaddy185
Contributor

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

My situation is a little different. I'm pretty much running the minimum recommended specs and it works with almost all the games I've tried (even robo recall runs well). But I'm still get noticeable pixelation/choppiness on a couple of games.
Problems:
Arizona sunshine, the final level is where it's the pixels are the worst, but all the other levels and the dlc runs seems to run ok (not perfect but acceptable).
Contagion VR: Less pixelated than the last level of arizona sunshine but the frame rate take a huge hit.
The poisoner: I thought it wouldn't have a problem since the game is only like 10 min long but the opening black and white intro its pixelated and stutters pretty bad. Once the game starts it's not as bad but noticable. But still there is only one room in the game.

Games that worked for me:
Robo recall/robo revive (I was surprised!)
Beatsaber
Gorn
Smash party
Zomday
Budget cuts demo
Dead end 2
Superhot vr

Here are my specs.
Windows 10 pro
CPU: FX-8350 8 core@4.0 ghz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6gb
RAM: Kingston pc1600 16gb
If I upgrade the cpu will I be able to run the games I'm having trouble with?
snackdaddy185
Contributor

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

Oh and mobo is Asrock 970 extreme4
JackieK
Contributor

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

All my slots are 3.0. Still bad performance. Stutters, wave looking heat like on hands, skips. 7700k 1080 ti , my performance is still really awful and a huge downgrade.

Eternity
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

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No problems here with the benchmark. 

@Synthesis

@BDS 

How did you update your vive wireless? I don't see any updates when I launch it. 

BDS
Builder

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

I was in wireless VR with the desktop showing and I noticed the Vive Wireless app had a circle with a I on it. Taking off the headset, I think I right clicked on the circled I and it said an update was available. I closed out of VR, etc.. and then ran it. Don't know if you need to close out, etc... but I did. After the update, I went right back in and it seems to be better.

 

Now the bad news. It does work better for me.. but now I got the condition where you lose tracking every 3 minutes or so for a split second (the whole screen goes grey). Still that is a lot better than what I had before. 

Eternity
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

Thanks for the information. I updated mine and unfortunately, if anything, it's worse. 

Alexdt
Settler

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

Hello Eternity,

We fixed ours really easily by updating the BIOS and forcing the PCIE speed to GEN3 (We used a full PCIE port).

Here's our youtube channel with our results from the troubleshooting.

If you need to troubleshoot more and our steps on the video description aren't working let us know I can try to help you more.

 

Thanks

Guys, we were getting the same jiggling problem that some of you guys are having, so we did some test with Fallout 4 VR and by updating the BIOS and forcing the speed of the PCIE to GEN3 we fixed the issue. Other troubleshooting tips : 1.Does the transmitter has a clear line of sight on your ...
Amorgeddon
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

Unfortunatly no improvement with the new vive wireless software.. It looks that i only have one 3.0 Slot for my gpu.. now what ?

 

 

Vive Staff

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

@Amorgeddon
Did you try @Alexdt 's video solution?

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."

If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.

Vive Care Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm PST, M-F
Amorgeddon
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

@Synthesis are you kidding me Smiley Happy? Have you read my last post? I only have one 3.0 pie.. Or is gen 3 something else?
Vive Staff

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

@Amorgeddon

 

Some motherboards can allow you to force PCIe slots to run in gen3 mode. I don't know if that will help, but other users have suggested it might. I recommend you try it at the very least. As far as I can tell, 3.0 is not a requirement as we've had 2.0 PCIe users make it work, so if you can change the settings in the BIOS, please try that. If not, let me know and we'll try another avenue.

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."

If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.

Vive Care Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm PST, M-F
Amorgeddon
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

This is my motherboard.. im not that techsavy.. maybe you can tell me what to do?

Thank you
Eternity
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

@Synthesis

Changing to GEN3 definitely improved performance (the performance had become much worse to the point of not even being able to read text for the entire time the application was launched with the most recent update), but it certainly did not fix it entirely. It still jitters and has resolution drop persistantly, just not to the point that it makes games 100% unplayable. I also tried every other GEN configuration just to be thourough, with GEN3 on both slots giving the best performance. 

 

Now, one thing I just noticed when moving my WiGig card back to the second PCIe 3.0 slot (I can only force PCIE1 and PCIE3 to Gen3, PCI2/4 cannot be set in my bios) that may actually be the entire problem on my end is that when I unscrewed the wireless receiver's cord, the pin stayed behind inside the card! It still runs, but I would imagine the pin isn't supposed to come off, and that may be the source of my issue at this point, as the GPU graph actually shows everything in the green at a consistent 1.2ms, spiking at most to 3.0ms periodically, so I may just need a replacement card sent out. 

 

Another thing worth noting, the current SteamVR beta tanks the performance, putting games back into the unplayable domain. Reverting back to the current stable build gives the best performance. 

 

@Alexdt

Did you set all your PCIe slots to GEN3, or only the slot using the WiGig card?

I also will say, regardless of this resolving my wireless VR issue or not, changing over to GEN3 actually fixed some long standing problems I was having with my GPU just really not performing as it should, which I had chalked up to the GPU simply not being as good as I thought it was. After the change I can run my 4k monitor in 4k, and my 1440p monitor at 120hz without any problems, whereas before these settings caused a lot of strain on the system and flickering/artifacts. I had to settle for 1440p on both screens at 60hz, so thanks for that tip. 

 

EDIT: Why do you guys keep marking my replies as spam and removing them? That's the third time. 

Eternity
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

.@Amorgeddon

Honestly you're probably going to need to look up a guide on accessing your Bios and setting the PCIe slots to Gen3 manually if you're not that tech savy. Depending on your motherboard, you have to reboot your computer and generally spam the delete key (not backspace, delete) to enter your bios menu, then go to your advanced configuration, and then, for me it was my north bridge configuration where you can see the PCIe settings that are likely at "Auto" and can be changed to "GEN3", but your bios could be completely different from mine.
Amorgeddon
Explorer

Re: Choppy Preformance with Wirless Adapter

Here is the manual of my mobo.. i didnt find any option to do this.. 

https://de.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z77AG41#down-manual

Maybe i overlooked something.. but i guess im just **bleep** out of luck.. 

 

The strange thing is.. i dont have 100% cpu anymore, and in steam vr it shows no framedrops but it still pixelates on my like hell...