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Trouble with connecting oculus to GTX 970M

teosplteospl Posts: 1
edited January 2017 in Support
I have trouble connecting Oculus on Windows 10. While I'm plugging in the HDMI and USB, oculus configuration utility displays the information that everything is connected and I can display the demo (everything is fine). However when I try to setup the Oculus via runtime, it does not detect HDMI cable. What might be the possible problem?


  • drefk2000drefk2000 Posts: 79
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    One problem might be that the 970m is unsupported
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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,467 Volunteer Moderator
    edited January 2017
    teospl said:
    I have trouble connecting Oculus on Windows 10.
    I think the issue is more that you're having trouble connecting Oculus on a laptop.

    The problem is that most laptops have integrated video alongside the dedicated video card, and the HDMI port is not set up to connect solely through the GTX card.
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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    Yup, most likely problem is you're trying to use a laptop which only some newer laptops work.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Right. Some newer laptops can work (the ones with full desktop graphics chips like a GTX 1060), but the older ones (specifically ending with an "m" like 970m and especially if they include Optimus) won't have a good chance of working. A few people have gotten them to work but it's hard to say if it will work in advance without trying it with the Rift hardware. 
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