If you find your Path of Exile (PoE) crashes constantly, fret not – your pain is shared by quite a few others. Although addressing this problem is undoubtedly a trial-and-error process, there’re still some fixes that have proved useful to many players. So let’s dive right in and see what they are.

6 Fixes for Path of Exile Crashing

There you go – 6 fixes that could help you resolve PoE crashing. You can try any of them selectively, or try them one by one; just work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

Fix 1: Verify if your PC meets the system requirements for PoE

Fix 2: Update your graphics card drivers

Fix 3: Verify the integrity of game files

Fix 4: Run RoE as an administrator

Fix 5: Change certain in-game configurations

Fix 6: Stop overclocking

Fix 1: Verify if your PC meets the system requirements for PoE

First and foremost, you should verify if your computer can handle PoE. Here’s the information you may need:

OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8
Processor x86-compatible 2.6GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650 Ti or ATI Radeon™ HD 7850 or better
DirectX Version 11
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 32 GB available space
OSWindows 10
Processor x64-compatible, quad core, 3.2GHz or better
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti or ATI Radeon™ RX560 or better
DirectX Version 11
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 32 GB available space

Additional Notes: Solid state storage is recommended

Once you confirm that your PC is up for the task of running PoE, move down and try out other fixes below. However, if your computer doesn’t meet the requirements for this game, please upgrade some of your hardware components first.

Fix 2: Update your graphics card drivers

Your crashing issue with PoE may be caused by outdated or corrupt graphics card drivers. To check if that’s the root cause, you should try updating your graphics driver to a relatively new and stable version first.

Usually, you can get the latest driver from your video card’s manufacturer (such as NvidiaAMDIntel) and then install it by yourself. However, you’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your driver this way, because you need to find exactly the right driver online, download it and install it step by step. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your device drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy takes care of everything.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged driver (say your graphics card driver) to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

If you have any problems using Driver Easy to update your driver, please feel free to email us at support@drivereasy.com. We are always here to help.

Check to see if PoE continues to crash. If it does, please try out the next method, below.

Fix 3: Verify the integrity of game files

If you play PoE on Steam, you can verify the integrity of your game files using the following procedure:

1) Log in Steam and click LIBRARY.

2) Right-click Path of Exile and select Properties.

3) Go to the LOCAL FILES tab and select VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES…. Then wait for the process to be complete.

4) Once complete, exit Steam and reopen it. Run PoE and wait to see if it keeps crashing.

In case this fix didn’t help, please move on to Fix 4.

Fix 4: Run RoE as an administrator

This quick fix is more like a general solution for all the games that cannot be launched properly, and it’s very easy to apply. As long as you have the administrative privileges to run RoE, you should give this fix a try.

1) Locate the executable file of RoE (such as PathOfExileSteam.exe) in your PC. Right-click on it and select Properties.

If you cannot find the executable file, press the Windows logo key and R simultaneously on your keyboard and enter taskmgr. Click OK to open the Task Manager.
Then, on the Processes tab, locate Path of Exile in the list of processes, right-click on it, and select Open file location.

2) In the Properties window, on the Compatibility tab, select Run this program as an administrator. Then click Apply > OK.

Now you should be able to run RoE under administrator privileges permanently. If you want to revert this configuration, simply uncheck Run this program as an administrator.

Still unable to solve the problem? If yes, proceed to the next fix.

Fix 5: Change certain in-game configurations

According to many players, turning off Engine Multithreading and VSync under Graphics settings has cleared up the crashing problem for them. Here’s how to do it:

1) On the Log-in screen, click OPTIONS.

2) On the Graphics tab, disable Engine Multithreading and VSync.

3) Wait to see if the crashing issue reoccurs. If it does, maybe these two features should not be blamed for your trouble, and you can enable them later on.

Fix 6: Stop overclocking

To anyone in pursuit of ultimate gaming experience, it’s quite common to speed up the CPU/GPU a notch or two. Usually, it won’t cause you much trouble; just don’t push them too hard – otherwise, the overclocking may undermine the stability of your PC, raising the risks of game crashes and even hardware malfunction (such as overheat).

If you’re now overclocking your computer, try to stop it for a while and see whether that resolves your crashing problem in PoE. If possible, underclock your GPU a bit and then turn down/off some of the in-game graphics settings. That will release some burden from your hardware and enable the game to run more fluidly, but it’s not essential.

Hopefully this post helped you resolve the problem. If none of the above fixes work out, you should send a ticket to Grinding Gear Games (the developer of PoE) and ask them for help. Also, feel free to leave a comment below if you have any further questions or ideas. Thanks for reading!

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