If you run the Oculus compatibility check tool and receive a message telling you that your PC computer doesn’t meet the system specifications needed to power the Oculus Rift, you may need to upgrade your computer to make sure it meets the required components below.
Keep in mind if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum system specs, you may not be able to run the Rift at all. If you still decide to buy a Rift, we won’t be held responsible if the Rift doesn’t work on your computer.
The Rift requires one of the following operating systems:
If you’re using an earlier version of Windows 8, learn more about updating.
The Rift requires the following CPUs:Recommended Spec
The Rift requires the following graphics cards:Recommended Specs
Learn more about the graphics cards the Rift supports.
The Rift requires the following amount of memory:
If you have enough USB 3.0 ports, check your manufacturer’s website to make sure your USB drivers are up to date:
If you don’t have enough USB 3.0 ports, you can buy and install an expansion card. We recommend a PCI Express USB 3.0 Expansion Card that uses the Fresco Logic FL1100EX chipset. You can purchase this expansion card on Amazon in the US or Europe.
Note: While this expansion card is recommended to work with most PCs, it may not work with all components and software.
If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specs after running the compatibility check tool, you can:
Note: If you need help installing new components for your computer, try contacting a computer specialist.