Out Of Memory Error Remnant 2 [FIXED]

You can fix Out of Memory error in Remnant 2 by setting the compatibility mode, deleting your configuration file, downclocking your processor, or disabling your E-Cores.

The long-awaited sequel to Remnant finally came out but not without a hitch. Gunfire Games’ new game is currently a witch pot oozing with a slew of various errors and performance issues. One such issue is the Out of Memory Error in Remnant 2, preventing players from even booting into the game. Don’t worry: However, we will take you through all the possible fixes for the problem.

Key Takeaways
  • Players have been experiencing the Out of Memory error in Remnant 2 even when they have equivalent or better hardware than what’s recommended.
  • The exact cause of the error is still unknown. But all fingers point to a memory leak issue present inside the game.

  • To solve the Out of Memory error, try the following solutions:
    • Set the compatibility mode for the game’s executable to Windows 8.
    • Delete your configuration file for Remnant 2 so it can re-configure your game settings.
    • Downclock your processor’s boost limit a tiny bit, as the error has been prevalent on Intel’s i9 series.
    • Disable E-Cores from your bios to get them out of the equation.

What Is Out Of Memory Error In Remnant 2?

Players across the board with vastly different configurations have encountered this problem. The error reads ‘Out of video memory trying to allocate a rendering resource…’ and happens right when you sit down to enjoy your evening. The message would make sense if it happened on an averagely specced system. But even people with top-shelf hardware are facing the same issue. 

Out of Memory Error In Remnant 2
Out of Video Memory to Allocate in Remnant 2 (Image Taken by eXputer)

An error of this nature generally happens when there is a memory leak issue in the game or when you are just not specced right. But with the previous cases in mind, it is clear that the issue is from the game itself. But since the direct cause of the error is somewhat unclear, we have compiled a list of all the fixes that have been proven to work for players thus far. We strongly recommend that you go through these fixes in succession.

Change Your Compatibility Mode

Setting the compatibility mode for Remnant 2’s executable to Windows 8 has worked out the most consistently for a majority of the affected players.

To set your compatibility mode to fix the memory error, follow these steps:

  1. Right-Click on your game’s shortcut or original executable.
  2. Click on Properties.
  3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    Getting to the compatibility tab of Remnant 2 to fix memory error
    Opening the Compatibility Tab (Image Captured by eXputer)
  4. Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode.
  5. Select Windows 8 from the drop-down menu.
    Setting compatibility to windows 8 to fix out of memory error in remnant 2
    Setting Compatibility to Windows 8 (Image by eXputer)
  6. Click on OK to save the changes.

If this does fix the issue, you can try lowering the visual settings in-game. After doing so, you can try unchecking this compatibility mode for the game.

Delete Your Configuration File

A major cause for an error of this sort is generally when you either set your graphic settings a bit high or when the configuration file gets corrupted. So, deleting this file could potentially fix the memory error. This is because doing so would allow the game to default to the best possible settings for your computer automatically.

To delete your configuration file for Remnant 2, go through the following steps:

  1. Press Win+R on your keyboard.
  2. Type %localappdata% in the window and press Enter.
    Opening local app data
    Getting to Local App Data Folder (Image Captured by eXputer)
  3. Once in, navigate to the following directory: Remnant2\Saved\Config\Windows.
  4. Now, delete the GameUserSettings.ini file and you are all done.
    Deleting Config file for remnant 2 to fix out of memory error
    Deleting Config file for Remnant 2 (Image by eXputer)

Downclock Your Processor

A lot of people have reported their processors to be the root cause for the Out of Memory error in Remnant 2. A majority of these players were using Intel’s Core i9 processors, to be exact. So, if you are using similar chips as well, downclocking your processor to let it breathe a bit might be a good idea.

The reason why this works probably has to do with their insane factory boost clocks. The easiest way to do so is through the following steps:

  1. Download ThrottleStop from this site.
  2. Once downloaded, unzip the rar file and open the application.
  3. Once opened, click on the FIVR button to open turbo settings.
    Downclocking your processor
    Opening FIVR in ThrottleStop (Image Captured by eXputer)
  4. When opened, look in the leftmost column for the Turbo Ratio Limits section.
    Turbo Clock in ThrottleStop
    Max Boost Adjustment Section in ThrottleStop (Image by eXputer)
  5. Here, you can do one of the following: 
    1. Set the topmost box for a downclock across the board
    2. Set individual downclocks for every core on your processor.
      selecting the downclock option for fixing the remnant 2 out of memory error
      Both Options for Downclocking (Image Captured by eXputer)
  6. Both ways would work, but the recommendation is to go with the first.
  7. To downclock, Subtract 3 from the already inserted value in the box. For example, 31 for the example above.
  8. After you are done, click on OK to save the changes.
  9. When back, click on Turn On to have the downclock in effect.
    Turning the new clocks on for out of memory error
    Turning On ThrottleStop (Image by eXputer)
  10. This will shave 300 MHz off your normal boost clocks. You can adjust this value as required.

You can also apply the same fix for the memory error through your Bios. The problem is that sometimes the settings can be locked out. Or you might want the changes to be semi-permanent. ThrottleStop helps with both of those issues. Exiting the application from the taskbar puts you right back to normal operation.

Disable Your Efficient Cores (E-Cores)

Efficiency Cores are an almost essential part of a modern CPU nowadays. Cores that the system can use when idling or doing tasks that don’t require a lot of computation is an amazing addition to a personal computer. But, in some cases, they can cause issues as well. This can happen when applications that should use the P-Cores start using these ones.

Some players have reported that disabling their E-Cores has helped them overcome the Out of Memory Error in Remnant 2. The following are the general steps to do the same:

  1. Restart Your Computer and Press the appropriate key to boot into your Bios (Generally F2, F10, F12).
  2. Once in Bios, go to a tab that reads Advanced CPU Settings, CPU Configuration, or of the like.
  3. Look for a setting that says something like Active Efficient Cores and disable that or set it to 0.
  4. Save the changes and Exit the Bios.

Note that this can introduce minor instability or performance hits in various applications. To do this properly, please search for a guide related to your specific Motherboard model. Don’t worry though: Any changes can always be reverted.

Final Words

We hope you got Remnant 2 to run after following the solutions enlisted. If not, important to note that a lot of players singled out their CPUs or Memory to be the culprit for the error. While the chances of it being a hardware failure are slim, they are more than 0. If other games you own have had similar problems, you might want to look into troubleshooting your hardware.


How do I fix out-of-memory errors in games?

You can generally fix it by increasing your page file size or by reducing the graphical settings.

What is the GPU error out of memory?

This error occurs when there isn’t enough VRAM available on your GPU to perform a scheduled task.

How do I check my VRAM?

You can use Task Manager or any kind of Overlays tools to check your VRAM usage.

Check out more Remnant 2 guides from eXputer: 

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Haider Khan

Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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