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The “Fatal 3D3 error” of Resident Evil 4 Remake, why it happens and how to fix it

Now that we can all play Resident Evil 4 Remake, one of the questions that runs the most on the networks is how to fix the error “Fatal 3D3 bug” that is ravaging the PCs of many. Personally, this has been one of the biggest headaches during the weeks leading up to its launch, but here I come to shed light on it and explain how is it solved.


To begin with, we must bear in mind that this is an error that appears randomly throughout our game session. In principle, and as far as I know from the tests done, the error has its origin in a inordinate peak of use of the GPUswhich generates a crashed important which ends up closing the game with this message.

This error has arisen around 10 times in my game so it is not something alien to many of you. However, with the system that I have used to play it (an RTX 3060 Ti, 32 GB of RAM and an Intel i5 12400) I have noticed that the use of the Ray Tracing it is particularly damaging to the game.


Solution to the Fatal 3D3 error in Resident Evil 4

To start with, the best solution we can give is disable ray tracing in your game. Although it does not consume as much as other games, its is quite anecdotal in the scenes, so we don’t lose much. Without using it, I’ve been through the entire game without having a single problem, so we’re talking about a major culprit so that it arises But let’s see other solutions.


Modify the Graphics Preference

This is an option “to get by”, and although I have used it, I have not seen a particular improvement with certain crashes, a little more spaced out in time this time. To do so, you have to follow the following steps:

  • Search in the Windows bar “graphics settings“.
  • In the window that appears, select Browse and look for the Resident Evil 4 Remake .exe file.
  • Once selected, click on Options and activate the maximum performance of your GPU.

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Install the latest NVIDIA Game Ready drivers

Not all controllers they solve problems as serious as this one, but we do talk about the specific ones for this game. The latest released by the Californians are the GeForce Game Ready 531.41, focused on Diablo 4, but also improve the stability of Resident Evil 4 Remake.


Turn off all overlays

This is a very secondary option, but I have also used it and had no problems with the game. All the overlayor app screen overlay like discord, Steam, windows and third-party programs consume performance and sometimes conflict with the game.


Reduce your graphic quality

This last option is not minor, it is extremely important, but I have left it for last because we don’t always want to do it, but it works. I have verified that when the game detects that you are entering the “danger zone”that is, when in the graphic settings the vram consumption that appears under the image becomes yellowThat’s when it gives problems.

Lowering the overall quality helps to fix this. In fact, staying with the white hue is recommendablealthough I have already told you before that deactivating Ray Tracing is, ultimately, the best thing.


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