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Re: The grat's PC thread!
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 05:57:15 PM »
Which windows version? As suggested ccleaner is good for cleaning up the system, disable apps/software that you don't need from start up, also make sure you don't have a bunch of stuff running in the background
to be honest, this PC is here only for this, so there is basically no app running on the background and almost everything is disabled from start-up. Will try anyway.

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 06:06:26 PM »
Which windows version? As suggested ccleaner is good for cleaning up the system, disable apps/software that you don't need from start up, also make sure you don't have a bunch of stuff running in the background
to be honest, this PC is here only for this, so there is basically no app running on the background and almost everything is disabled from start-up. Will try anyway.
Go to task manager, start up tab and disable stuff you know you don't need. Might not be much if as you said it's a sim rig only. I'm thinking this vr thingy you have as a bit too much for the 980

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 06:07:06 PM »
https://ocul.us/compat-tool
Download this tool and see what the results are.

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Re: The grat's PC thread!
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 06:17:57 PM »
This test is better, my FPS average was about 150 with the final result as Quality "Very High"
http://store.steampowered.com/app/323910/SteamVR_Performance_Test/

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 06:26:39 PM »
all tests passed with flying colors. Very high.

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 06:34:31 PM »
I have done the cleaning (my computer is now basically empty) and fixed all registry issues until it could not find any. then restarted and... all as before: MAIN_T in the mid-90s.

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 06:59:00 PM »
UPDATE: I am currently stress-testing for a CPU overclock at 4.6GHz. Pray for me...

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 07:28:23 PM »
UPDATE: I am currently stress-testing for a CPU overclock at 4.6GHz. Pray for me...
My opinion is the problem is not CPU related , the problem lies elsewhere, exactly where I am not sure, but possibly with the software used to run the VR headset.

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 07:42:21 PM »
UPDATE: I am currently stress-testing for a CPU overclock at 4.6GHz. Pray for me...
My opinion is the problem is not CPU related , the problem lies elsewhere, exactly where I am not sure, but possibly with the software used to run the VR headset.
Interesting.... so I am back at playing with it ;)

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
END OF DAY REPORT:
1. my CPU is now overclocked at 4.6Ghz.
2. My GPU si now further overclocked, but not by much.
3. I have played with all settings I have found on steamVR and Windows Mixed Reality.
4. MAIN_T is a tricky parameter. What I know is that when I am in single, it runs around 97%, but fps is stable at 90 (though not every single time, as sometime I need to start the game twice... go figure). So, yes, it is high... but maybe that's not much the point.

At this point I am very confused as for what to do. I could try to overclock the RAM, but none of you suggested it. On the other hand, it is quite unclear that an upgrade in GPU would straightforwardly solve the problem. right?

All in all, the main lesson again is that the XGN community is really amazing. Did we solve the problem? No. Did you make me feel like I have amazing friends who are there to help me. Yes. Very much.

THANK YOU!

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Re: The grat's PC thread!
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 08:57:18 PM »
This test is better, my FPS average was about 150 with the final result as Quality "Very High"
http://store.steampowered.com/app/323910/SteamVR_Performance_Test/

I thought I'd give it a try for science.   Here's the result.  Interesting that it does not detect my cpu o/c nor the gfx card correctly.


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Re: The grat's PC thread!
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
Nice overclock :D
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 10:52:54 PM »
Nice overclock :D
but useless,... apparently... :(

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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 11:26:13 PM »
I found the overclocks I did today only gained like 5 - 10 fps, I think overclocking is probably only worth the hassle if ya pc is shit and you not wanting to upgrade it
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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 12:08:41 AM »
Yep. The problem is that now I am more confused then before. I tried a trick from the web to bypass the windows "cliff house" (a sketchy one) and it gains me another few fps, especially on the lows... they say it avoids saving staff on the VRAM.

All in all: I now do not know what to do. I preferred when I thought it was simply my GPU. At least a 1K could have solved it. Now instead it is less clear to me that it is a simple "GPU is not good enough" issue...