Are you receiving a low VRAM notification message every now and then in Far Cry 6? Here is a complete guide to getting rid of the low VRAM notification message in Far Cry 6. Far Cry 6 has recently been released and gaming enthusiasts are already loving it. It is a great addition to the Far Cry series. However, some users have reported getting this notification message saying you have a low amount of VRAM. The full notification message is as below:
Low amount of available VRAM. This may affect gaming performance and stability. You could try to lower the quality settings of the game.
It is not an error but a warning prompt that keeps on flashing on your screen amidst the game. While the message clearly states that it is triggered due to low VRAM, some users have experienced it when they have enough amount of VRAM available. Now, you want to fix this annoying notification, this guide will help you. Here, we are going to list down several fixes that will enable you to fix the problem.
What happens if VRAM is too low?
With low VRAM, you might experience issues with your game. It may slow down your game, you might not use higher graphics settings, etc. It can even make your game completely unplayable.
How do I turn off Ubisoft low VRAM notification?
You can turn off the low VRAM notification in Far Cry 6 by using several fixes. You can disable the in-game notifications, turn off overlay, reduce your in-game graphics settings. There are some other methods to fix the notification. You can check out these solutions in detail below.
Low amount of available VRAM notification in Far Cry 6
Here are the methods to fix the low VRAM notification message in Far Cry 6:
- Lower your Graphics Settings.
- Disable DXR Shadows.
- Remove HD Texture Pack.
- Disable Notifications.
- Turn off In-game Overlay.
Let us discuss these methods in detail now!
1] Lower your Graphics Settings
Your graphics settings can be one of the reasons that trigger the low VRAM notification prompt. In the scenario where you are set high or ultra graphics settings when your graphics card can’t take the load, this notification is likely to occur. So, to counter the issue, you can try lowering your graphics settings. Simply open the settings in Far Cry 6 and then go to its graphics settings section. After that, reduce the graphics settings for each parameter. When done, you can go ahead with playing the game and see if the low VRAM notification message is fixed.
If you are using a high-end computer and have a sufficient amount of VRAM, then there might be some other issues that trigger the issue. So, you can move on to the next potential fix to resolve it.
2] Disable DXR Shadows
DirectX Ray Tracing or DXR is a new technology using which magnificent lighting, reflection effects, and shadowing can be rendered in real-time. It is a nice feature implemented into DirectX 12 and allows gaming systems to use advanced ray-tracing techniques to render shadows with greater quality graphics. However, having this feature enabled can cause the issue in hand. This is assumed as some affected users were able to fix the problem simply by turning off the DXR Shadows feature in their games settings.
So, in case you have an RTX series graphics card on your PC and you have enabled this feature, try disabling it and see if the problem is fixed. You can locate his feature under Extended Features in the Quality settings. As per users’ reports, disabling this feature also gives a 10% performance boost.
In case this method doesn’t fix the problem for you and you still get the low VRAM notification, move down to the next potential solution.
3] Remove HD Texture Pack
In case the above solutions didn’t work for you, you might be receiving the notification because of HD Texture Pack. This HD Texture Pack is an added download for Far Cry 6 that further helps in enhancing the graphics of the game. This feature can be used on high-end computers as they can handle graphics boosts. But, it also requires a VRAM of more than 11 GBs in case you have installed it on your system. If your GPU doesn’t meet the requirement, you can run into issues like the low VRAM notification error. So, removing HD Texture Pack is what you can do to resolve the problem.
To uninstall HD Texture Pack, you can follow the below steps:
- Firstly, launch the Ubisoft Connect application and go to the Far Cry 6 game in the Games tab.
- Now, on the Far Cry 6 game page, locate the Owned DLC section inside the Overview tab and you will find an option called HD Texture Pack, if you have previously installed it.
- Next, there will be an Uninstall button associated with the HD Texture Pack. Simply tap on it and remove the feature.
- Finally, try playing the game as usual and see if the issue is now resolved.
4] Disable Notifications
If the same notification is still annoying you, you can try disabling the notifications in the game to get rid of it. But, do remember that after doing that, you won’t even receive the regular notifications including game invited, chat messages, and more. If you are sure you want to disable the in-game notifications to get away with low VRAM notification, you can use the below steps:
- First, open the game, and while you are in the game, press the Shift + F2 shortcut key on your keyboard to open the overlay.
- Now, click on the gear icon from the left panel to open up the Settings.
- Next, locate the Notifications section.
- Then, turn off the in-game notifications simply by tapping on the Enable in-game notifications slider towards the left.
- When done, go to your game and you won’t receive any notification from now onwards.
5] Turn off In-game Overlay
Along with disabling the in-game notifications, you can also disable the in-game overlay completely if you want. Doing so might give a performance boost to your game. So, if that is what you like and want, go ahead and turn off the in-game overlay. Here is how you can do that:
- Firstly, close the Far Cry 6 game completely.
- Now, launch the Ubisoft Connect application.
- Next, press the icon present on the left of the News menu at the top left corner.
- After that, from the appeared menu, click on the Settings option.
- Then, go to the General tab and uncheck the Enable in-game overlay for supported games option.
You will no longer get the low VRAM notification now.
Can you play games with low VRAM?
This totally depends on the game and the settings you use. Many graphics settings utilize a large amount of VRAM, while some might use none. If you have a low VRAM, you can try lowering your graphics settings and then play the game without hiccups.
That’s it! Hope this guide helps you find a suitable solution to get rid of the low VRAM notification in Far Cry 6.
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