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post #181 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Well, got the i7 R2 Alpha, and am having a terrible time trying to get my HTC Vive working on it :-(

Got an 1070 to go into the amplifier, which is this one: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-asus-turbo-8gb-gddr5-vr-ready-graphics-card-1920-core-1506mhz-gpu-1683mhz-boos

It's the only one I could find that is a blower style, which is best for the amplifier enclosure and also has 2 x HDMI outputs, one for the TV and one for Vive.

So, it's all hooked up and initially work's ok, using the USB port's on the back of the amplifier but I keep getting loss of tracking from the headset?! Only manage to get a few minutes out of it at best.
I am 100% convinced this is a USB problem, as when I get loss of tracking, my wireless keyboard & mouse stop responding too, and the USB dongle is plugged into the amplifier. I occasionally get a USB device error message pop up in windows too!

I have to either reboot my Alpha, or fully unplug and reconnect the link box thingy to get it working again.

I've tried disabling all power management settings, and unticking the box to allow windows to shut down the device in every USB hub/device in device manager to save power.
When playing Elite Dangerous (not in VR) I was getting weird controlled lag as well from my Thrustmaster, which is also plugged into the amp!

Any ideas guys?

One thing that may make a difference, is I've just seen on dell support for the R2, there is now a specific Graphics Amplifier software download, which wasn't there before!! Would that have different USB drivers for the amp? When I got my amp I just plugged it in, so never downloaded any software for it etc, and I'm running a generic Windows 10 version installed fresh from a USB, not the one that came with my R2. So no specific drivers for the system, just whatever windows has auto installed.

Will that make a difference?

Sorry for the long rambling post lol

You ever get it working?

Looks like somebody on reddit experienced the shut down... playing WoW. Nothing heavy like me.
post #182 of 256
Well, still not got this sorted it seems :-(
Now trying it with the Vive hooked straight up to the Alpha, with all other USB devices removed (except my dell wireless keyboard/mouse dongle) and t's still loosing tracking :-(
Had a google, and found this reddit thread, which is my issue exactly: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/4gbh2t/constant_tracking_loss_problems_help/
Unfortunately, it boils down to a USB controller issue, which is something I can't do anything about with the Alpha!
post #183 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Well, still not got this sorted it seems :-(
Now trying it with the Vive hooked straight up to the Alpha, with all other USB devices removed (except my dell wireless keyboard/mouse dongle) and t's still loosing tracking :-(
Had a google, and found this reddit thread, which is my issue exactly: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/4gbh2t/constant_tracking_loss_problems_help/
Unfortunately, it boils down to a USB controller issue, which is something I can't do anything about with the Alpha!


That would suck. Umar did a video on the Alienware channel about the Amp + VR and seemed to work fine/set up fine but not sure about the tracking.

Side note, went back to the internal 960 and it was overheating like crazy and running terrible. I guess I should have Uninstalled the drivers and tried again. Oops, lol.
post #184 of 256
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Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

That would suck. Umar did a video on the Alienware channel about the Amp + VR and seemed to work fine/set up fine but not sure about the tracking.

I don't think my problem has anything to do with the amp, as the vive is hooked up to the Alpha itself.
post #185 of 256
That bios update must have borked my fans. Using the internal GPU it's getting up your 86/87 in every game and the fans I can hear but nothings blowing out the back.
post #186 of 256
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Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

That bios update must have borked my fans. Using the internal GPU it's getting up your 86/87 in every game and the fans I can hear but nothings blowing out the back.

Did you get this sorted out?
post #187 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Did you get this sorted out?

yeah it seems to be back to normal, between the new windows 10 update, BIOS, etc, anything could have happened
post #188 of 256
I've the version with 256 SSD
can I add a second HD? Which one?
post #189 of 256
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Originally Posted by kenzo kabuto View Post

I've the version with 256 SSD
can I add a second HD? Which one?

Does you just have the 256GB m.2?

You can fit a 2.5 SSD or HDD in the other slot.
post #190 of 256
So I've just treated myself to an i5 alpha r2 with the 256gb m2 and will look to upgrade the ram to hyper x 16gb and install a 1tb hard drive. It will be used mainly as a htpc along with emulation and the occasional steam session. Is there anything that I need to know?
Thanks in advance and I can't wait, after chatting to the dell sales bloke he managed to knock it down to £640.. Happy days!!
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