No matter how high-end your gaming PC is, game crash errors may still happen. This is because game crash errors occur due to in-game bugs, and they usually don’t have anything to do with your hardware.
If you encounter game crash errors quite often, here are a few tips on fixing this problem and having a glitch-free game experience.
1 – Update Windows 10 operating system.
If you haven’t updated your operating system for so long, this may cause game crash errors. This is why we highly recommend you update your device.
Go to Settings, then select Update & Security. Click on Windows Update and check if there are any updates available. Download the update and restart your gaming PC. Check if the updates didn’t cause any errors in your system.
2 – Update your hardware drivers.
Regularly update your device drivers, especially the display and sound drivers. This will significantly improve your gaming experience and may fix any game crash errors you have.
To check which drivers need updating, go to Device Manager. Look for drivers with yellow exclamation marks next to their icons. If you find one, right-click on the specific driver and click “Update driver.”
You can also download third-party apps programmed to regularly check the drivers in your system. This app will notify you if any of your drivers need an update. There are also options in which you can enable an auto-update for selected drivers.
3 – Check your third-party antivirus.
In most cases, having several third-party antivirus programs running may lead to game crash errors. For example, if you are using an anti-malware program besides Windows Security, try to disable the antivirus and check if that may fix the error.
Relaunch the third-party antivirus program if that simple tweak fixes the error. Check for its gaming mode feature and enable it. Most antivirus programs these days have this feature. If left disabled, your antivirus program may interfere while playing games on your PC. So make sure to enable this mode, then turn on your antivirus before you start playing a game.
For Windows 10 OS users, you may want to know that the operating system has its built-in security app called Windows Security. Running another antivirus program with Windows Security may also cause game crash errors.
4 – Disable graphics card overclocking.
Gamers tend to overclock their graphics card to increase their performance and improve their in-game experience. However, overclocking your graphics card may lead to game crash errors. If you keep encountering game crash errors after overclocking your graphics card, you might need to restore it to its original setting.
To de-clock your graphics card, follow the steps below:
- Click the Taskbar and select Settings.
- Select Update & Security, then click on Recovery from the side menu.
- Go to Advanced Startup, then click Restart now.
- The system will then boot into BIOS.
- Select Troubleshoot in the option and click Advanced options after the UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Click Restart again to launch the BIOS settings.
- Select Advanced and then Performance.
- Click Overclocking and disable the option.
- Press F10 to save changes.
- After your next login, you may launch your Windows 10 operating system usually.
One thing to note is that overclocking or underclocking your graphics card is unsuitable for your operating system. Doing so may cause issues in your hard drive.
5 – Check the Windows Security Settings.
For users who only use Windows Security in their system but still experience game crash errors, then you should tweak a few things on Windows Security. Follow the steps below on how to configure your Windows Security setting:
- Go to Settings and select Update & Security.
- Click on Windows Security and choose Virus & Threat Protection from the side menu.
- Look for the Virus & threat protection settings, and click the Manage Settings link.
- Scroll down and look for Exclusions. Tap the Add or remove exclusions link.
- Click the (+) sign next to the Add an exclusion, and select the game’s directory you want to exclude.
If the game crash errors still exist after you update your Windows Security setting, you can try and disable Windows Security.
To disable Windows Security, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings and click Windows Security.
- Select Virus & Threat Protection on the side menu, then Managed settings under the Virus & Threat Protection settings.
- Disable the Real-time protection button.
- Once the User Account Control window appears, click Yes to confirm the action.
Once Windows Security is disabled, check whether you still experience game crash errors or not. If this solves the issue, ensure you will re-enable the settings once you are done playing the game.
If you are still experiencing game crash errors after doing the tips above, the issue may persist because of your hardware. You can call a professional technician to check your unit. If nothing works, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your gaming PC.