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How to Fix GTA V Game Memory Error in 4 Easy Steps

Shaun M Jooste


GTA V is the latest game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. GTA V was released in 2013 and is not a dead game as it remains popular. 

GTA V also has additional mods and add-ons available for the game. This means that there is still so much you can do even after finishing the game’s main story.

GTA V can be a demanding game when it comes to your computer setup and game memory. They recommend that your computer have the following specs: 64-bit Operating System (OS), i5 Processor, 8GB RAM (memory), 2GB Nvidia GTX Video Card, and at least 64GB of hard drive space. However, the game works fine with the minimum specs: 64-bit OS, i3 Processor, 4GB RAM, and 2GB Nvidia GTX Video card. When using the minimum specs, you will not be able to play GTA V in HD quality.

What is the Game Memory Error?

This error pops up when you try starting the game on your computer or laptop. The message will usually read: Out of Game Memory. Please reboot and restart the game. 

Here are some reasons why this could be happening with GTA V:

  • Improper mods or add-ons
  • Outdated or corrupt video/graphics drivers
  • Certain versions of DirectX
  • Wrong video card options (when using multiple video cards)
  • A system in error state

Fear not; this error does not mean that you will never be able to play your game. There are ways to fix this.

How to Fix GTA V Game Memory Error

First off, you should try precisely what the game recommends, restart your computer, and try again. This is known as the ‘please reboot’ fix and is the easiest place to start. However, if that doesn’t work, you can try the below solution.

Step 1: Turn off your computer

Shut down your computer correctly.

Step 2: Remove power cable/battery and extra peripherals

If you have a desktop, remove the main power supply cable. For a laptop, you will need to remove the battery. Also, remove any additional connections such as the mouse and/or keyboard.

Step 3: Press and hold the power button

Press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds to flush out the static charge and excess power.

Step 4: Wait and then restart

Give the system between 3-5 minutes before restarting your computer and trying the game.

Problem solved

This should solve the game memory error. And once fixed, you should be able to continue enjoying GTA V or any of the earlier GTA games such as GTA San Andreas or GTA Vice City.

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