Resident Evil 3: Fix Lag Shuttering, Crashing on Launch or FPS drop issue

Capcom has developed a survival horror video game called Resident Evil 3 that was released on March 19, 2020. The game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows platforms. It’s the third part of the Resident Evil series and comes in two parts. However, there are some performance issues that people are reporting. Here we’ve shared possible troubleshooting steps to fix Resident Evil 3 Lag Shuttering, Crashing on Launch, or FPS drop issue.

If you’re also facing a similar kind of issue with your Resident Evil 3 game, then this article is for you. Plenty of players are reporting that the game has a couple of issues like frame drops, lags, shuttering, crashes while launching or during the gameplay, etc. Now, either it can be caused due to internal game bugs or issues at your end. So, you should try some of the possible workarounds below by yourself. Additionally, make sure to check the system requirements first to understand the compatibility.

Resident Evil 3: Fix Lag Shuttering, Crashing on Launch or FPS drop issue

Why Does Resident Evil 3 Keep Crashing?

There can be possible reasons behind Resident Evil 3 that keeps crashing on your Windows 10 PC. Let’s take a look.

  • Your PC configuration isn’t compatible with the game’s system requirements.
  • Some of the game files are either missing or corrupted.
  • Your PC is running on an outdated Windows OS or graphics driver.
  • An outdated DirectX version.
  • The game or the client version isn’t updated.
  • Any of the overlay apps are running in the background.
  • Windows Firewall or Antivirus program is blocking the game.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Anticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/30FPS for Resident Evil 3 and 720p/30FPS for Resident Evil Resistance. If you don’t have enough graphics memory to run the game at your selected texture quality, you must go to Options > Graphics and lower the texture quality or shadow quality, or decrease the resolution. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance. (Network connectivity uses Steam developed by Valve Corporation.)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: WINDOWS 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Anticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/60FPS. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance. (Network connectivity uses Steam developed by Valve Corporation.)

Resident Evil 3: Fix Lag Shuttering, Crashing on Launch or FPS drop issue

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below. Keep in mind that both the Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers are well optimized for the Resident Evil 3 game. So, if in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver yet, do this first.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here.

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But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

2. Disable Steam Overlay

  • Open Steam on your Windows.
  • Head over to the Settings > Click on the In-Game option.
  • Click on the checkbox to disable “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game“.
  • Once the checkbox mark is removed, click on OK.

3. Adjust Discord Settings to fix Resident Evil 3 Crashing

  • Launch Discord > Click on User Settings.
  • Select Voice & Video from the left sidebar.
  • Scroll down a bit and click on the Advanced.
  • Next, disable OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.
  • Then disable Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority.
  • Click on Overlay.
  • Disable in-game overlay.
  • Next, click on Appearance.
  • Scroll down to the bottom Advanced.
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration.
  • Once done, restart the Discord or restart the system.

4. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Adjust image settings with preview under 3D settings.
  • Select Use the advanced 3D image settings.
  • Next, open the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
  • Then select Global Settings.
  • Now, adjust some of the additional settings:
    • Turn off Image Sharpening
    • Turn on Threaded Optimization
    • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
    • Low Latency Mode: Off
    • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance

5. Adjust AMD Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Global Graphics.
    • Disable Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Disable Radeon Boost
    • Image Sharpening: Off
    • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
    • Set Anti-aliasing Method to Multi-sampling
    • Morphological Filtering: Off
    • Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
    • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
    • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
    • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
    • Turn off Wait for V-sync
    • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
    • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
    • Turn off Maximum Tesselation Level
    • GPU Workload: Graphics
    • Radeon Chill: Off
    • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

6. Repair Game from Steam Client

Make sure that this process will take some time. So, have some patience.

  • Launch Steam Client.
  • Click on Resident Evil 3 from the left sidebar
  • Now, click on Game Options
  • Choose Scan and Repair

7. Verify Game Files on Steam (Steam User Only)

The Resident Evil 3 gamers on Steam can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account.
  • Right-click on Resident Evil 3
  • Click on Properties
  • Select the Local Files tab
  • Then click on Verify Integrity of Game Files
  • Wait for the process and then restart the game to check whether the issue has been fixed or not.

8. Uninstall Windows 10 Updates (Unstable/Buggy Versions)

A couple of days ago, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 with KB4535996. The KB4535996 cumulative update for Windows 10 is quite buggy and causing so many errors or problems.

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  • Go to Start menu > Click on Settings
  • Next, click on Update and Security
  • Click on View update history
  • Now, if you can see that there is an update having KB4535996 has been already installed. Make sure to uninstall it.
  • Here you will see Uninstall updates option on the top of the page.
  • Click on it and select that particular update version.
  • Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
  • It may take some time to delete that update and your system may restart automatically.
  • Have some patience and you can also manually reboot your Windows PC (if required).

9. Clean Temporary Files to fix Resident Evil 3 Crashing

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the RUN program.
  • Now, type %temp% and press enter
  • You will get a bunch of temporary files on a page.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
    Next, press Shift + Delete on the keyboard to remove all the files.
  • Some times some of the temporary files can’t be deleted. So, leave them as it is and close it.

10. Use CPU and GPU Clock Speed at Default Settings

If you’ve overclocked your GPU speed and experiencing the crashing or stuttering issue on the Resident Evil 3 gameplay or at the launching, make sure to use the MSI Afterburner tool or Zotac firestorm to underclock or set default clock speed. Now, you can try again to run the game whether it’s working or not.

That’s it. We hope this guide was useful to you. You can comment below for any queries.

 

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