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Oculus Link USB Motherboard Compatability

bonzo_bonzo_ Posts: 1
I've been recently trying to work out through some of the ambiguity for Oculus Link's (Beta) USB 3.0 requirements, as my motherboard (while having native USB 3.0 ports) does not seem to be able to run Oculus Link.
Seeing as the USB 3.x naming standard has become a complete cluster*$^# thanks to the USB using the term "Over USB 3.0" seemed a bit too broad spectrum.

I am running a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev 1.0) motherboard (can't link pages so I guess just Google that to find the Gigabyte spec page?)
that claims it "Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps". It even has USB 3.0 printed on the board, how could it possibly not work with Link? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Plugging in a USB 3.0 and upwards USB stick works with obviously fast transfer speeds. Ports work just fine in Windows 7/10 and various Linux distros. So safe to assume there's nothing wrong hardware-wise. All the rest of my tests take place in Windows10 because requirements.

Plugging in any sort of Android device to the motherboard renders zero response (the Quest runs Android and the fact that my phones yield the same results got me curious) on both the PC and the Android device (other than charging) Thinking it's something to do with the ADB drivers not existing, I get that running, even as far as to just go full blown Android Studio's setup as if I'm going full on developer. Still zero register of an Android device on any 3.0 ports.

My next test will be seeing whether a pci-e USB 3.0 card will:
a) Work with the motherboardb) Work with Oculus Link
This is all pretty much to avoid me buying half a new computer just to run Link as a motherboard upgrade would also require new RAM and CPU. So I figure test ~$25 first on a PCIe card to see if that does anything. Plus apparently free returns so I got that going for me. 
(Still can't link pages yet sooo: "Inateck Superspeed 7 Ports PCI_E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 5 USB 3.0 Ports" | it's the red PCIe card everyone's been getting on Amazon)

Thoughts on this? Have any of you come across issues with your old AF motherboards' USB 3.0 ports working or not?


  • TottoWTottoW Posts: 2
    edited December 4
    Yes, same for me, i have an old Asus P8P67 Deluxe rev 3 MB with the renesas USB 3.0 controller. whenever i connect the oculus quest, it seems to break them. Other USB 3.0 stuff work well, just like for you, but after having connected the quest, an exclamation mark shows up on the controller in device manager and nothing is detected. When unplugging the quest and trying some of the other USB 3.0 stuff again, none of them work either until i reboot the computer.

    Considering getting a PCI-E USB 3.2 card as well, have u had a chance to try?
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