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2600K for VR?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by core2016, 12 Jan 2017.

  1. core2016


    Joined: 5 Jan 2017

    Posts: 6

    Hi guys,
    I have a 2600K which has never been overclocked! Recently got a HTC Vive and a 1070 but not sure if I need to upgrade my CPU&mobo as well?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Jumper118


    Joined: 17 Oct 2012

    Posts: 5,006

    Location: Leeds

    no it should be fine an overclock may help a bit though. dont see why you would get a new board and cpu when you have 25-30% more performance left in your current cpu :p
  3. db2431


    Joined: 14 Dec 2006

    Posts: 373

    have a 2600k at 4.1ghz 16gb ram and 970, everything runs like a dream bar 2 games.Project cars, which runs like crap for vive owners even on a 1080, and american truck sim, which also runs bad, but slows down in cities for everyone.Ive tested the following and all run smooth as butter.

    Elite Dangerous
    Assetto Corsa
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 (weird how this runs well and american truck doesnt)
    Raw Data
    Arizona Sunshine
    Google Earth
    Superhot (through revive)
    Eagle Flight
    Sportsbar VR
    Pinball fx2
    Eleven Table Tennis
    Doom 3
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2017
  4. core2016


    Joined: 5 Jan 2017

    Posts: 6

    Thanks guys! Especially to you db2431, great info for a new vive owner!
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2017
  5. sieze2


    Joined: 26 Jul 2009

    Posts: 702

    4.4Ghz 2700k vive user here...no problems at all. Don't worry about it.
  6. redknight333


    Joined: 17 Apr 2007

    Posts: 435

    Hey core2016 i have a 2600k, just wondering how did you get on with dropping a 1070 in your system did you need to update your MOBO bios to UEFI, i'm using a ga-z68x-ud3h-b3 bios F10, btw which video card manufacturer did you get?
  7. Dvader


    Joined: 26 Nov 2015

    Posts: 30

    2700k here and been running at 4.8ghz for several years now. Stock settings bar changing the multipier to 48. Asrock board. :)
  8. core2016


    Joined: 5 Jan 2017

    Posts: 6

    Hi, I'm using a ga-z68x-ud4 with UEFI bios. Graphics card is an Asus strix. Hope this helps.
  9. Dan221081


    Joined: 8 Mar 2007

    Posts: 62

    2600k here (oc to 4.5ghz) running a GTX1080 and I am using a Oculus Rift DK2 and its running everything silky smooth you will have no problems at all.