Have Oculus rift DK 2 need comp to run it

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 So i spent the money last year to get the DK2. Thought my 13 year old might wanna design games for it. Turns out i was wrong has no interest in desiging for it. My desktop can run the rift ... until it cant. So im getting plenty of freezes and lock ups. The only known way to reset freezes is a restart. So its been played with for about 2 hours in the last year.
 As tech increases i thought maybe the cost of a desktop that can run this with no issue might be cheap enough now.
 Asking here because i want it to be cheap since id be upgrading for this reason alone. Here are the basic specs needed but honestly its all greek to me ...
 Fatwalleters ... any help is appreciated

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Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
Alternative Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer 

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What PC do you currently have?
Have you downloaded and run the latest updates? (including drivers)

Most likely the Video card is the issue.

You need a $200+ video card to run it without overheating.

AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (was a 200+$ card wheni got it    )
 9850 quadcore  2.5 chip.
8gb ram

This is the cheapest pre-built "Oculus Ready" PC:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-vr-desktop-... 

At least, according to this article:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/dont-look-now-but-oculus-r... 

The CPU is considerably faster than yours, and the GPU is really powerful, but I'd have to know what exact model of the "AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series " your PC has to fully compare.


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=307&cmp%5B%5D=... 
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ 

Might be difficult is there isn't a HD 7700
Most likely you have a 7750 which is 1670 Rated.

The GTX 1060 is 8793 rated.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php 

As you see it's over 4 times more powerful.

Even the Alt Card the GTX 960 is 8604 rated.

That's why you are freezing.

forbin4040 said:   Might be difficult is there isn't a HD 7700
Most likely you have a 7750 which is 1670 Rated.

The GTX 1060 is 8793 rated.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php 

As you see it's over 4 times more powerful.

Even the Alt Card the GTX 960 is 8604 rated.

That's why you are freezing.

  Thank you for the reply. Since i was crazy busy yesterday i didnt take the cover off to see the exact card i just looked it up in properties. Which i guess wasnt good enough.
 i dont think im going to risk upgrading this 2009ish computer for 200$ when i can grab the 670ish above and be set. But thats not very fatwallet is it.   :0)
 (but i wish the price had dropped more than still in the 670 range)



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