I recently received an Oculus Rift
as a gift. I was able to set it up and play with it for the first two
days. However, on the third day, my computer started having issues with
all VR games. After playing a few minutes within them, a blue screen
would pop up with the error message of "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL". There
haven't been any new software updates, and I have Google'd a fair amount
searching for an answer.
I'm very afraid
that it's a hardware issue, as I've tried almost everything else. I have
sent a support ticket on Oculus' website, and I have talked to 3
different Microsoft Support representatives. All three of theme have
attempted different solutions, each one being more drastic than the
previous one. I have already tried reinstalling my display adapter,
reinstalling the Oculus application (and starting it in compatability
mode), and (of course) restarting my computer many times. There aren't
any new Windows updates, and nothing pops up from Windows Defender.
BSOD does not occur outside of a VR game, and I have run a small
benchmark tool to try to stress test my GPU/other hardware components
and the blue screen did not happen.
I do? Was it possible that I damaged my computer the first two days
when I was playing VR? (I haven't manually setup anything like
overclocking, is it possible for my computer to overclock without me
setting that up?)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.