Call of Duty: Black Ops 3: How To Fix Crash On Windows 10, Reduce High VRAM Usage

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is unfortunately facing some rather serious issues on PC including incredibly low frame rate on the main menu resulting in sluggish performance, as well crashes and high VRAM usage. Fortunately, there is a way to fix these issues in the game.

If you are experiencing a slow frame rate on the main menu screen, then you need to disable DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution). The issue here relates to the game launching in DSR mode, which essentially renders the game at a much higher resolution essentially crippling performance on PC. This requires the user to manually disable DSR before starting the game.

The other issue that some people might be facing relates to crashes, especially for those who upgraded their PC from Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10. This issue can be easily fixed by download and installing this Media Feature Pack for Windows 10.


Lastly there is another random issue with the game that results in spike in VRAM usage. The solution to this issue is to edit the config file. You can locate the config file in the “players” folder and once you have opened it, you need to change VideoMemory to something lower from default 0.95 in the config.ini and then save it. Hopefully this fixes the VRAM usage in the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out now on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4.

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Danial Arshad Khan

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