Capcom has been going strong with the string of incredible releases in the Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Devil May Cry franchises. Resident Evil 4 Remake is the latest entry in the franchise and fans are loving it. However, PC players are experiencing crashes like in-game crashes, crash at startup, and 88500201 error crash. Here I will be going through the fixes that will help you resolve these crashes in RE4 Remake. Also, check our fixes RE4 Remake Fatal D3D error and error code 88500201 if you are experiencing these particular errors.

Resident Evil 4 Crash Fixes You Can Try

There are multiple reasons why the Resident Evil 4 Remake is crashing on PC like VRAM usage is higher than actual GPU VRAM, third-party software, in-game overlays, and more. The following are the fixes that will help players with resolving the crashing issue.

Crash Fix

Resident Evil 4 Remake PC players report that the game is crashing randomly while playing, this could be due to multiple reasons like increased VRAM usage and more. Here is how to fix the in-game crash issue in RE4 Remake.

Reduce VRAM Usage

VRAM usage is one reason why Resident Evil 4 is crashing. While tweaking graphics settings, the game shows how much VRAM is available and how much of it is being used by the game with current graphics settings.

If the VRAM usage is too much, the highlighted VRAM usage gets orange or Red Coloured. Ensure that the highlighted VRAM usage is white colored and this will fix the RE4 Remake in-game crash. Reducing the Texture Quality settings significantly reduces VRAM usage.

Disable In-Game Overlays

Almost every tool or software on PC related to games has its own overlay that players can use for ease of access. However, these in-game overlays can interfere with the game causing it to crash. This might be an issue causing Resident Evil 4 remake to crash. Disabling in-game overlays like Steam in-game overlay or GeForce Experience overlay will fix the in-game crashes. To disable Steam overlay, open Steam > settings > In-game > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game.”

To disable the GeForce Experience overlay, open GeForce experience > click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.

Remove Unnecessary Peripherals

Sometimes third-party peripherals can cause crashes in video games like HOTAS, controllers, and more. Remove any unnecessary peripherals connected to your PC and RE4 Remake will stop crashing. Then plug back peripherals one by one to determine which peripheral is causing the crash.

Cap Maximum FPS

Unlocked or high FPS can cause Resident Evil 4 Remake to crash while playing. Cap the game’s max FPS to reduce GPU and CPU load and fix the RE4 Remake in-game crashes. Players can limit the FPS in-game through in-game settings. However, for those with 144 Hz or 165 Hz displays, I recommend you limit the FPS through Nvidia Control Panel.

Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Resident Evil 4 from the list. Enable “Maximum FPS Limit” and set a value for it. However, don’t just input any random value as the value should be 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your display’s refresh rate. For example, if you have a 165 Hz display, the values you can input are 83, 55, or 42 respectively for a smooth experience.

Revert GPU Overclock

Overclocked GPU can cause in-game crashes in video games. If you have overclocked your GPU, then this is why Resident Evil 4 is crashing for you. Revert the GPU to its default clocks and the issue will be fixed.

In case you have a GPU with a factory overclock, open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode. Enabling the Debug mode forces the GPU to use Nvidia’s recommended reference GPU clocks and the in-game crash issue will be fixed.

That is all for our fixes for RE4 Remake crashes. Also, see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes if you are experiencing errors with other PC video games or PC.

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