If you're getting the not enough RAM and VRAM error The Last of Us: Part I on PC, check out our guide for possible solutions.

The Last of Us PC Not Enough RAM and VRAM Error Fix

If you're getting the not enough RAM and VRAM error The Last of Us: Part I on PC, check out our guide for possible solutions.

Many trying to play The Last of Us: Part I on PC are running into a RAM and / or VRAM error stating “You don’t have enough system and video memory to start the game.” This may actually be the case for you, but it could also be a simple fix. Let’s go into the most basic VRAM error fixes, other than getting a new GPU.

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Check Minimum System Requirements

First make sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for The Last of Us: Part I, specifically the RAM requirement.

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i7-4770K
  • RAM: 16GB (4GB VRAM)
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 470 (4 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB)
  • SDD: 100 GB available space

If you have less than 16GB RAM and 4GB VRAM, then you won’t be able to launch the game. The only solution here is to upgrade your PC’s hardware.

Update Your Graphics Drivers

Follow these steps to update Nvidia graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest Nvidia graphics drivers from the official page.
  2. Start the installation.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Follow these steps to update ATI Radeon graphics drivers:

  1. Download the latest ATI Radeon graphics drivers from the official page.
  2. Start the installation.
  3. Restart your PC when finished.

Switch to Dedicated GPU (for Laptop Users)

Some laptop users may not realize that they’ve been using the integrated graphics card instead of the dedicated one. This may also cause the error to appear at launch. Check this and swap the GPU you’re using by following these steps:

  1. Press the Start button in Windows.
  2. Go to “System Settings” menu.
  3. Select “Graphics Settings” option.
  4. Click on “Browse” button in “Add an App” field.
  5. Browse for The Last of Us: Part I.

Now, when you launch the game on your laptop, it will use the dedicated GPU instead of your integrated one, which typically has a lot less VRAM.

That’s everything you need to know on how to fix The Last of Us: Part I not enough RAM and VRAM error, and stay tuned for more The Last of Us: Part I tips and tricks articles right here.

Featured image via Sony Interactive Entertainment


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