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My sensor recognizes usb3.0 port as 2.0

ZosynZosyn Posts: 1
Hi guys,

When I initially installed sensors one of them were connected as 3.0 but now it says both were connected to 2.0?
However, my system shows that both are connected to USB 3.0. Is it some kinda glitch?
I do not use any usb extension. Thank you.


  • Lunchbox7985Lunchbox7985 Posts: 5
    i have had my sensors randomly show as 2.0 twice. i simply unplugged them and plugged them back in (may have had to restart in there too) and they went back to 3.0, this was all in the rift interface so i cant say if windows still showed 3.0 like yours does or if it would have said 2.0 there as well. my problem was the firmware on the pci usb3.0 card they are plugged into. device manager showed that i had a driver issue when they showed as 2.0 devices, but once i got the firmware of that card updated, the "driver issue" went away and they always show as 3.0 now.

    i hope that gives you at least a couple places to look, good luck
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 2,801 Valuable Player
    I've never had any problems with either of my 2x sensors or Rift headset not reporting usb 3.0 during setup but occasionally when I check devices in Oculus desktop app it says my Rift is connected to usb 2.0 but sensors are always 3.0.  My win10 settings say that they are all on usb 3.0.  I can correct the Oculus App device setting by unplugging my headset usb and plugging it in again.  Then it will report usb 3.0 on the Oculus App Device tab.  To be honest I have never noticed any performance or quality differences by doing this.  I'm not sure but I kinda think it may be being reported incorrectly from the Oculus desktop app and my solution for now is to stop checking this connection unless I have any problems.

    Custom built gaming desktop; i9 9900k (water cooled) oc to 5ghz, gtx 1080 ti, 32 gb 3000hz ram, 1 tb ssd, 4 tb hdd.  Asus  ROG Maximus xi hero wifi mb, StarTech 4 port/4 controller sata powered usb3.0 pcie card, PCI-E PCI Express to USB 3.1 Gen 2 card, Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz gaming monitor, Oculus Rift cv1 w/2x sensors, Vive Pro w/2.0 base stations/controllers, Quest w/Link and VD wireless (good/close 5Ghz wifi and PC with Ethernet cable to my Router).

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