Oculus Rift S PCIe USB 3.0 card

For Christmas my lovely wife got me an Oculus Rift S VR headset which I think is awesome. My kids also think it is awesome and as such I haven’t been able to get much time on it with them hogging it, so I got another second hand one hoping to simply plug it into an older computer with a leftover mining card. There was nothing simple about it.

The Rift’s major requirements are a graphics card with DisplayPort and a USB 3 port. The 5500 XT took care of the graphics card but the computer was lacking USB ports due to its vintage. I grabbed a USB 3.0 PCIe card from a mate and got this error.

The beginning of my frustration

I ordered another card from Amazon hoping to fix the problem only to receive the same series so I had the same error.

First borrowed card Renesas uPD720201 chipset
Card order from Amazon Renesas uPD720201 chipset
Card purchased from local computer shop VLI VL805-Q6

The drivers for the Renesas are all dated pre 2012 so old tech

By David Dobson

I try not to let my age dictate how old I act