10-10-2018 01:41 PM
@neeco Yeah.. People on reddit wrote the same.. HTC denies that you need a pci 3.0 .. Problem is i only have one.. So i hope for another solution.
10-10-2018 03:56 PM
10-10-2018 05:25 PM
10-10-2018 06:40 PM - edited 10-10-2018 06:47 PM
I am happy to report this is now working flawlessly for me! The quick answer: I plugged my PCIe card into an emplty 8x slot. I know HTC recommends a 1x or, at the most, a 4x. So I never thought to try my 8x. The only reason I did, was because I only have two 1x slots and one is hidden under my GTX1060. So, out of desperation, my empty 8x was all that was left.
I will add one more thing, because I shouldn't rule it out. When I moved the card and booted up and loaded Steam, there was a SteamVR update that loaded as well. I'm not sure what that entailed, but I guess there is a 50% chance that did it as well. To test it, I would have to move my card back to the 1x slot, but now that it's working, I'm not going to jinx it.
So, if you haven't already, try moving your card to an 8x PCIe slot.
10-11-2018 11:51 AM
@sstachiw In moving your PCIe card, in addition to moving to an 8x port, did you also move the PCIe "closer" to the graphics card?
10-11-2018 12:18 PM
@wonkyvr yes, actually. It was one slot closer to the GPU. The 1x slot that the card used to be in was at the very bottom of the board, furthest away from the GPU.
10-11-2018 12:32 PM
Do you know if the working slot was 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 PCIe?
10-11-2018 12:37 PM
Yea. Obviously, I'm not a Vive tech ... I'm just some dude ... but I believe it's going to turn out that the "distance" from the GPU has more to do with the problem than the size of the bus, especially on older motherboards. It's abudantly clear that this tech has been pushed through on "happy path" testing, not vetted the way it should have been against a wide range of real-world scenarios. Incredibly arrogant.
10-11-2018 01:08 PM - edited 10-11-2018 01:13 PM
I wish that were true, but for me I have the same issue no matter which slot I put it in. And all of my hardware is brand new. I've tried every slot on my board (all listed as 3.0).
Per the manual, the PCIE2 slot must be used for the GPU. I've tried the wireless adapter card in every other slot on the board (PCIE1, 3, 4, 5, 6). I've manually set the slots to be Gen3. I also tried a brand new wireless adapter - no luck.
Specs again just to clarify:
ASRock Z370 Killer SLI/ac
Intel Core i5 8600K, OC 4.5GHz
16GB DDR4 3000
Nvidia 1070 SC
Fresh install of Win10 Pro on SSD
10-11-2018 04:01 PM
I can confirm moving the wirless card from slot PCIEX1_1 to PCIEX1_2 fixed the problem. These are both 3.0 ports and before anyone asks my GPU was in PCIEX16/x8_1
10-11-2018 08:08 PM
My slots are as follow:
- 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE3: single at x16 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3) or dual at x8/x8 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE4: x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
I had originally tested all slots, and just tested all configurations again to be thorough with no improvement. In fact, the card performs worse in PCIE1/PCIE3, with permanent resolution loss and almost complete inability to load anything. It seems to have the best performance in PCIE4, though that's still the bad performance described in my earlier posts.
When it comes to distance from the GPU, I can't actually plug it in directly next to the GPU because my GPU covers the 1x slot below the primary x16. PCIE3 would be the next closest, and the second 3.0 slot, and caused far worse lag.
I will note that if I try to plug my GPU in to PCIE3, my computer cannot recognize the card. The BIOS shows the card connected and recognizes it, but when I load up the computer it simply runs via the onboard intel GPU and cannot recognize the GPU no matter what I do. It's possible that in my case the card in PCIE3 with the GPU in PCIE1 is causing issues because the motherboard is trying to run the two cards as SLI or something? Not sure.
10-12-2018 08:26 AM - edited 10-12-2018 09:06 PM
I received my wireless adapter yesterday and am having this same issue. I only have a single PCIE 1x 3.0 slot available on my micro ATX motherboard, as the other slot is covered by GPU (the covered slot is also PCIE_1x/3.0).
Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz
16GB 2400mhz DDR4
I have read through other solutions on this thread, seems like there is no fix for my use-case. Can anyone weigh in?
EDIT: After rebooting a couple of times this issue seems to have gone away.
10-13-2018 09:08 AM
I'm still having troubles using the closest pci-E to my motherboard and it's 3.0 as well. I have the lastest mobo drivers, lastest windows and gpu drivers, I tried 1x, x4 and 8x solts.
10-13-2018 02:18 PM
@Synthesis I have it currently running correctly on a PCI 2.0 1x slot on a asus motherboard (z170-deluxe).
When placing it in the PCI 3.0 slot i had wierd game lag.