How To Optimize Your Pc For VR


If You want to optimize your PC for VR this is the right tutorial for you. It is very important to know the required steps you need to make. First check your hardware, but even if you have decent hardware there are many steps to configure also. Follow this guide to make the right adjustment for your PC for VR:

Step 1. Make the proper upgrade for your software.

  • ■ If you upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1 or windows 10 you will certainly get a boost to your PC’s performance.
    ■ Keep your firmware and Oculus runtimes up to date because Engines Unreal and Unity are updating all the time the SDK versions.
Step 2. Intel SpeedStep should be disabled

  • ■ This feature is for power-saving and the way it is doing that is by lowering the performance of your CPU (Processor). Oculus themselves have confirmed this information.
    ■ There are several ways to disable this feature. One of them is to disable it directly from BIOS. However there are many other ways to do this
    ■ If your CPU is not Intel, you probably have a same feature for your CPU.
    ■ Also you should go to Power Management Settings and set the power configuration to Maximum Performance
Step 3. You should disable HyperThreading

  • ■ This is a feature that makes the CPU to do lots of multitasking.
    ■ This is a good thing for normal usage of your computer, but It is very bad for VR
    ■ You can check if this is ON, by checking out your PC performance. If you have bad performance, but low CPU usage, then you have HyperThreading ON.
    ■ Another way is to look in the resource monitor. Intel i7 CPUs normally have 4 cores, but if you see 8 or more cores that means the HT is ON
Step 4. Make some tweaks in your graphics card settings

  • ■ In your graphics card control panel, you should customize the graphics settings and 3D settings.
    ■ You can check on some preferred settings here: https://rowvr.co/2014/12/11/suggested-gpu-3d-settings/
Step 5. Some other minor optimizations

  • ■ If you have 2 or more monitors connected to your PC, disable all but one in your graphics card control panel.
    ■ Use an SSD (Solid State Drive) as main data storage and move all your VR files there. A simple Hard Drive IO can be very slow and a bottleneck.
    ■ Turn off any of the Windows Services that you don’t need working. Also turn off some start-up services which are not essential to your working PC.
    ■ Finally close all other running apps, so your PC can only on the VR experience.
 

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