Hi guys, I'm having some serious issues that mean I can't play my VIVE right now and I would really appreciate some help.
A couple of weeks ago I experienced some beat sabre being quite laggy - I'm not a big tech expert so I don't really know much what I'm talking about, but other gamer friends can't seem to help either and I pretty much can't play things right now.
I'm going to discuss beat sabre, because I've been using that to explore the issue. When I open the game, everything works fine. I have tried launching from desktop and from steam, as well as opening steam VR before attepmting to open the application. GPU usage of 30%. I've tried opening the settings and monitoring the graph in the bottom left, which stays at around 6 of 11.1 ms (90Hz).
After one or two songs, the game suddenly becomes extremely laggy, GPU spikes to 80% usage, 20-25ms on the settings. If I open the steam menu, this spikes to over 100ms. Feels like latency issues, with the screen not catching up with my movements. Very laggy, lots of jittery movements. Makes motion sickness really terrible to deal with. Just today I also played Google Earth and Serious Sam (with my young cousin) and the problems always persisted.
I've tried reinstalling steam, steam VR and the app itself. I have rolled back Nvidia drivers and updated them again. All the while I have found absolutely nothing working or even lightening the problem. I've played with the reprojection settings ... and still nothing. After restarts of the game/steamVR/PC etc I'm still finding no differences each time.
It came on very suddenly, and happens every time I play on the vive now. It works seamlessly to begin with before becoming a problem.
I've had the vive for almost 2 years now, light use for the most part and recently started using it a lot more. Specs are:
GPU: Nvidia GeForxe GTX 1060 6GB
CPU: i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz
I have Steam installed on a 250GB SSD with over 70GB free
I have my games on a 3TB HDD with almost 2TB free
If you need to know anything else, please don't hesitate to ask me - I'm so desperate to get this to start working again. :(