I’ve had my 8KX for a few weeks now, haven’t posted a review but it would be mostly very positive. I love this thing. However, I have noticed something that concerns me is that the top of the HMD just to the left of the center, it gets hot after an hour, and after two hours I mean this thing is HOT. Like so hot I can’t keep my fingers on it indefinitely.
There are no performance issues or stability issues, it continues to operate normally even though it gets insanely hot. But heat kills electronics so out of long-term reliability concerns I have been considering putting a couple vram heatsinks or something on it.
But before I do I thought I’d ask if anyone else’s gets insanely hot. Like is that normal/expected?
fwiw I have my USB 3.0 cable plugged into the “VR” USB port of my motherboard, and the USB 2.0 cable plugged into a 5v usb powered hub.
Yup i was but it stopped. It was either the cable was loose, apitool firmware update, or just no more power from the usb’s while the pc is off (or unplug it). Not sure which it was that stopped the heat. I reseated the cables and make sure theyre firmly connected first and make sure you’re on the latest beta And then monitor it. Make sure youre not getting power from the usb’s while the pc is off either. I made sure to change that in my bios so it wouldnt stay on while plugged in with the pc off. That was one of the major factors because it keeps pulling power as well.
I always turn mine off when I’m done, and it is cool to the touch after sitting for a bit. It’s only when I’m actually using it. Before opening a ticket I will try reseating the cable. Any photos/videos I can be pointed to for guidance? Like just pull it out and plug it back in?
Thank you I did try unplugging that thing (had to seriously bend the cowl) and blowing out the port and the plug, but so far seemingly hasn’t been any change. Although I haven’t had enough time to play for an hour or more straight, still gets pretty warm so i am guessing it will just continue to heat up like it has been doing. I’ll try unplugging from the 5v USB hub and run it completely off the motherboard and see what happens tonight.
Well I got a chance to play today for a while. After I unplugged the USB cable from a 5v power hub and plugged both USB cables into my motherboard ports, the insanely hot temps have gone away. It still gets a little warm, but not “is this thing going to fry itself?” hot.
I also did try a bunch of the other suggestions mentioned here, and some of them I was already doing. But it seems like the 8KX just preferred not to be plugged into a 5v hub.