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Quest 3 using SteamVR or Meta Quest Link crashes PC! (didn't do it before)

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So I have a Quest 3 V63 (V64 is still not yet available for some reason).

I used to run SteamVR titles ok (esp. Alyx that I am over half the game).

For some reason for about 10 days, my PC crashes after I start Alyx and I reach the intro screen.
When I reach the screen where it tries to pop the option to continue the game (load last save), before even clicking it, PC freezes to black screen, fans start full speed (probably GPU fans) and while I see drive access LED, periodically working (so looks like only display is crashed), I cannot do anything and need to restart. Half the times, it resets by itself.


1) PC is Ryzen 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX2070 Super.

2) I tried downgrading graphics driver (from 552 to 551, that I remember it working), after I cleanup drivers first. No fix.

3) I tried using Virtual Desktop or Steam VR directly, or Meta Quest Link. It happens all the time.

4) I tried adjusting bandwidth (in Virtual Desktop). No fix.

5) I checked fans, they all work. I cleaned them up too.

6) I run stress test to PC, GPU handled them fine.

7) I thought it was an issue with Alyx, but I discovered that at least one more title does the same: Elite Dangerous.
Sometime I hear game music but nothing shows in VR (I am left in SteamVR "infinity" background), sometimes I reach initial menu and then it crashes.

All these used to work. Seems to be some update somewhere that did it (but not GPU driver, I already tried).

Any ideas?



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Update: Tried (forced) V24 and updated to SteamVR latest beta.

Same problem.


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OK sending you a message in 5 min.

I also have an update. At least once this happened: Alyx start menu showed up in a window on my monitor (like it does when I play the game), did not crash my PC, but my Q3 shows all black, I only hear the music. Moving my head MOVES what I see in the window, but no image is shown in Q3.

In other words, either I see Alyx starting in my Q3 but PC crashes when it goes to display start menu of the game, or it doesn't crash but I don't really see anything inside Q3. 😄


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