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Ryzen Wireless Issues - HTC Vive Cosmos Elite


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I have two PCs. A 2013 model i7 GTX 2080 Ti that runs the HTC Vive in both wired and wireless modes perfectly fine.

My new Ryzen 9 3900x (I'll never go AMD again) RTX 3080 Super OC runs the HTC Vive in wired mode just fine but in wireless it constantly crashes.

I reported this issue last year and the only fix for me at the time was to move the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite from the new system to the old system. Where it's been operating like a dream ever since.


I read a report last week that said there was a hot fix made for the problem and that it should be right as rain now.

I moved the Vive to the new system, set it up just fine a few weeks back but trying to play a game is impossible.

I launched everything from the PC to play BoxVR this morning, gently picking up the headset I could see the game was there but within a second, it crashed, just like last year. 

Headset not detected. This is madness, what the hell does any of this have to do with AMD v Intel?

Is there a magical hotfix that I need to manually apply that addresses this? If so, please point me in the right direction.

My alternative is to return the wireless controller and the 3 battery packs as they are not fit for purpose. Leaving me to run the Vive as a wired unit. 

Out of interest, looking through the SteamVR report I see the word "Oculus" mentioned many times...can anyone shed light on why that would be?

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  • 11 months later...

I just figured it out after a lot of thinking i was going crazy or had faulty RAM/CPU/Motherboard etc. You need to change the wireless adapter to another PCIe slot then reinstall the software. Make sure you find the one with the highest available bandwidth. it all works flawlessly for me now. Hope this helps somebody else from going mental and throwing the Vive in the bin lol. For reference i have my RTX 3070 in the top PCie slot on my Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard, and i had the wireless card in the 2nd slot from the bottom of the board( the one thats physically smaller). In that configuration it would connect to the headset for about 30 seconds then disconnect almost every time. I have since moved it to the slot above it, the one thats physicly bigger than the card itself but it's still fine to plug it in there it just doesn't fill the whole slot. It now works flawlessly for me! 

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