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

If you are surprised by an error message which reads, “Not Enough RAM and VRAM” for The Last of Us Part 1 on PC, you are not alone. The Last of Us Part I is now available on the PC for the first time via Steam and Epic Games Store. However, many players can not play the game currently due to various reasons. Read on as we explain why the game says that you don’t have enough RAM and video RAM.

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

How to Fix The Last of Us Part 1 PC Not Enough RAM and VRAM Error

Let’s not beat around the bush here, and instead, let’s cut straight to the chase. Unfortunately, the reason why you can’t start The Last of Us Part 1 on PC is fairly simple. Namely, the message saying that you don’t have enough RAM and VRAM for The Last of Us PC means exactly what it says. Your current GPU simply can not run the game on your chosen graphics settings.

While The Last of Us is a 10-year-old game, this is technically not that game. The OG TLOU was released for the PS3. On the other hand, The Last of Us Part 1 is a brand new remake. Made with a new engine for the PS5 and PC. Hence, it is an incredibly demanding game in terms of PC specs. If you check the game’s system requirements, you’ll see that even minimum specs require 16 GB of RAM and 4 GB of VRAM. If you don’t meet these requirements, you will simply not be able to play the game.

On the other hand, the recommended requirements require a minimum of 8GB of VRAM. And that’s just for 60 fps at 1080p and high settings. If you want to go higher(60 fps at 1440p and high settings), you’ll need 32 GB and 12+ GB of VRAM. So there you have it. That’s why you get the “Not Enough RAM and VRAM” error message for The Last of Us on PC. Unfortunately, this is a demanding game. And to play it properly, you will probably need to upgrade your PC rig.

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